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Young Frankenstein -- Dr. Frankenstein's grandson, after years of living down the family reputation, inherits granddad's castle and repeats the experiments.


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Gene Wilder (screen story and screenplay) and
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Release Date:
15 December 1974 (USA) See more »
The scariest comedy of all time!
An American grandson of the infamous scientist, struggling to prove that he is not as insane as people believe, is invited to Transylvania, where he discovers the process that reanimates a dead body. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 11 wins & 4 nominations See more »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Gene Wilder ... Dr. Frederick Frankenstein

Peter Boyle ... The Monster

Marty Feldman ... Igor

Madeline Kahn ... Elizabeth

Cloris Leachman ... Frau Blücher

Teri Garr ... Inga

Kenneth Mars ... Inspector Kemp

Richard Haydn ... Herr Falkstein
Liam Dunn ... Mr. Hilltop
Danny Goldman ... Medical Student

Oscar Beregi Jr. ... Sadistic Jailor (as Oscar Beregi)

Arthur Malet ... Village Elder
Richard A. Roth ... Insp. Kemp's Aide (as Richard Roth)
Monte Landis ... Gravedigger
Rusty Blitz ... Gravedigger
Anne Beesley ... Little Girl

Gene Hackman ... Blindman
John Madison ... Villager

John Dennis ... Orderly in Frankenstein's Class
Rick Norman ... Villager
Rolfe Sedan ... Train Conductor
Terence Pushman ... Villager (as Terrence Pushman)
Randolph Dobbs ... Third Villager - Joe
Norbert Schiller ... Emcee at Frankenstein's Show
Pat O'Hara ... Villager (as Patrick O'Hara)

Michael Fox ... Helga's Father
Lidia Kristen ... Helga's Mother
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Ian Abercrombie ... Second Villager (uncredited)

Mel Brooks ... Werewolf / Cat Hit by Dart / Victor Frankenstein (voice) (uncredited)

Lou Cutell ... Frightened Villager (uncredited)
Peter Paul Eastman ... Theatre Goer (uncredited)
Lars Hensen ... Theatre Goer (uncredited)

Berry Kroeger ... First Village Elder (uncredited)
Johnny Marlin ... Spectator (uncredited)
Jeff Maxwell ... Medical Student (uncredited)

Leoda Richards ... Theatre Goer (uncredited)
Maida Severn ... Train Passenger (uncredited)
Arthur Tovey ... Member of Angry Mob (uncredited)

Clement von Franckenstein ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Mel Brooks 
Writing credits
Gene Wilder (screen story and screenplay) and
Mel Brooks (screen story and screenplay)

Mary Shelley (based on characters in the novel "Frankenstein" by) (as Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley)

Produced by
Michael Gruskoff .... producer
Original Music by
John Morris 
Cinematography by
Gerald Hirschfeld (director of photography)
Film Editing by
John C. Howard 
Casting by
Jane Feinberg (casting)
Mike Fenton (casting)
Production Design by
Dale Hennesy 
Set Decoration by
Robert De Vestel  (as Bob de Vestel)
Costume Design by
Dorothy Jeakins (costumes)
Makeup Department
Edwin Butterworth .... makeup artist (as Ed Butterworth)
Mary Keats .... hairdresser
William Tuttle .... makeup creator
Production Management
Frank Baur .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Marvin Miller .... assistant director
Barry Stern .... second assistant director
Michael Grillo .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Anthony Goldschmidt .... graphic design
Jack M. Marino .... property master (as Jack Marino)
Charles Sertin .... assistant property master
Hendrik Wynands .... construction coordinator (as Hank Wynands)
John Alvin .... poster artist (uncredited)
Edward T. McAvoy .... scenic artist (uncredited)
Sound Department
Gene S. Cantamessa .... production mixer (as Gene Cantamessa)
Don Hall .... sound editor
Richard Portman .... production rerecording
Special Effects by
Henry Millar Jr. .... special effects
Hal Millar .... special effects
Gary L. King .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Jay King .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Matthew Yuricich .... matte artist (uncredited)
Roger Creed .... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
Jesse Wayne .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
James Plannette .... gaffer
Richard Tim Vanik .... camera operator (as Tim Vanik)
Eric D. Andersen .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
Douglas Bolder .... best boy (uncredited)
John F. Ganther .... best boy (uncredited)
John Monte .... still photographer (uncredited)
Charles Record .... key grip (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Carolyn Ewart .... wardrobe: women's
Phyllis Garr .... wardrobe: women's
Dick James .... wardrobe: men's
Ed Wynigear .... wardrobe: men's
Editorial Department
Stanford C. Allen .... assistant editor
William D. Gordean .... assistant editor
Music Department
John Morris .... conductor
John Morris .... orchestrations
Jonathan Tunick .... orchestrations
John R. Harris .... music editor (uncredited)
Gerry Vinci .... musician: violin solo (uncredited)
Dan Wallin .... scoring mixer (uncredited)
Other crew
Anthony Goldschmidt .... title design
Ray Quiroz .... script supervisor
John Campbell .... unit publicist (uncredited)
Ken Strickfaden .... special thanks for original Frankenstein laboratory equipment (as Kenneth Strickfaden)
Crew verified as complete

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106 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Argentina:13 | Australia:PG | Australia:NRC (original rating) | Brazil:Livre | Canada:PG | Canada:G (Quebec) | Denmark:15 | Finland:K-16 | France:Tous publics | Iceland:LH | Italy:T | Netherlands:12 | New Zealand:PG | Norway:16 | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:PG | South Korea:15 | Spain:T | Sweden:15 | UK:PG (re-rating) (2000) | UK:15 (re-rating) (1987) | UK:AA (original rating) (1975) | USA:PG (MPAA rating: certificate #24007) | West Germany:12

Did You Know?

The painting behind Inspector Kemp in the village meeting hall is "The Children of Charles I" by Anthony van Dyck.See more »
Audio/visual unsynchronized: When Frankenstein first opens the door to the monster-making room, the rusted handle breaks into two pieces, but when he throws them down, only one piece can be heard hitting the floor.See more »
[after failing to bring the creature to life]
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein:Nothing.
Inga:Oh, Doctor, I'm sorry.
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein:No. No. Be of good cheer. If science teaches us anything, it teaches us to accept our failures, as well as our successes, with quiet dignity and grace.
[starts beating up the creature]
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein:Son of a bitch! Bastard! I'll get you for this! What did you do to me? What did you do to me.
Inga:Stop it! Stop that! Stop it! You'll kill him!
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein:I don't want to live. I do not want to live.
Igor:Quiet dignity and grace
[rolls eyes]
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Movie Connections:
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58 out of 76 people found the following review useful.
Young Frankenstein, 4 June 1999
Author: Tim Cox from Marietta, OH

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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