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Young Frankenstein (1974)

PG  |   |  Comedy  |  15 December 1974 (USA)
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Dr. Frankenstein's grandson, after years of living down the family reputation, inherits granddad's castle and repeats the experiments.

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Insp. Kemp's Aide (as Richard Roth)
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A young neurosurgeon (Gene Wilder) inherits the castle of his grandfather, the famous Dr. Victor von Frankenstein. In the castle he finds a funny hunchback called Igor, a pretty lab assistant named Inga and the old housekeeper, frau Blucher -iiiiihhh!-. Young Frankenstein believes that the work of his grandfather is only crap, but when he discovers the book where the mad doctor described his reanimation experiment, he suddenly changes his mind... Written by Flavio Rizzardi <spillo@maya.dei.unpid.it>

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The scariest comedy of all time!

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Release Date:

15 December 1974 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Frankenstein junior  »

Box Office

Budget:

$2,800,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$86,300,000 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Mel Brooks says that when Columbia Pictures realized he wanted to shoot the film entirely in black and white, it was so opposed that Brooks took the project the very next day to 20th-Century Fox, where the much more accommodating Alan Ladd Jr., who had no problem with this idea, had just taken over. See more »

Goofs

As Frau Blucher frees the Monster from the operating table, she caresses the top of his head with her right hand, but in the inserted shot of the Monster's head from her POV her hand is not there. See more »

Quotes

Igor: What is this?
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: Schwartzwalder Kirschtorte.
The Monster: [off-screen] MMMMMMM!
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: Oh, do you like it? I'm not partial to desserts myself, but this is excellent.
Igor: Who are you talking to?
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: To you. You just made a yummy sound, so I thought you liked the dessert.
Igor: I didn't make a yummy sound, I just asked you what it is.
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: But you did. I just heard it.
Igor: It wasn't me.
Inga: It wasn't me.
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The zero in the 20th century fox logo at the beginning is slightly tilted. See more »

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I Ain't Got Nobody (and Nobody Cares for Me)
Music by Spencer Williams
Lyrics by Roger Graham
Sung by Marty Feldman
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Young Frankenstein
4 June 1999 | by (Marietta, OH) – See all my reviews

Zany spoof of the Frankenstein films with a superb script from Brooks and off the wall performances from Wilder, Boyle, Leachman and Kahn. Still, the funniest scene in the film belongs to Hackman, in an impressive cameo as the blind man (Bride of Frankenstein) who befriends Boyle's creature by offering him a cigar and...well, you can imagine the results. This was Brooks' best year; he had this and his other classic "Blazing Saddles," rolling together in the motion theatres. Audiences were definately rolling in the aisles and they still do.


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