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
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Madeline Kahn was a gifted singer and studied opera. In "Young Frankenstein", she sings completely in key. However, in "Blazing Saddles" as Lilly Von Schtump (spoke?),she purposely sings off key, which is quite difficult for an experienced singer. (BTW, "Ah, Sweet Mystery of Life" was sung b Nelson Eddy and Jeanette MacDonald in th late '30's, which is much later than this movie!!) See more »
The first time the clock in the opening classroom scene is seen, the time on the clock is 4:06. The last time the clock is seen, which is several minutes later, the clock is still at 4:06. See more »
[as she holds a candle holder with 3 unlit candles]
Stay close to the candles. The stairway can be... treacherous.
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The zero in the 20th Century Fox logo at the beginning is slightly tilted See more »
An incredibly funny and affectionate send-up of the horror film in general and Frankenstein films in particular
There really isn't much I can say that doubtless someone else hasn't said. Brooks used the same location and sets that were used for the lab scenes in the original 1931 James Whale version. Anyone who doesn't laugh at either the scene with Gene Hackman as a blind hermit or the scene where Marty Feldman and Gene Wilder are discussing the brain that Feldman brought for transplant has absolutely no pulse whatsoever. Gloriously funny from start to finish. Kenneth Mars is a hoot and Liam Dunn is a scream in one of the most painful-looking funny scenes in cinematic history! Most Highly Recommended.
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