Tales of Tomorrow: Season 1, Episode 16

Frankenstein (18 Jan. 1952)

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Dr. Victor Frankenstein, working in a castle on a remote Swiss island, attempts to create a perfect man but his resultant creation turns out to be a murderous beast who must be destroyed.



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Episode credited cast:
Allyn Edwards ...
The Monster (as Lon Chaney)
John Newland ...
Mary Alice Moore ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Peggy Allenby ...
Elise the maid
Raymond Bramley ...
Elizabeth's Father
Michael Mann ...
Farrell Pelly ...
Matthew the butler


Dr. Victor Frankenstein, working in a castle on a remote Swiss island, attempts to create a perfect man but his resultant creation turns out to be a murderous beast who must be destroyed.

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18 January 1952 (USA)  »

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According to Chaney biographer Don Smith, the actor was drinking during rehearsals of the show and damaged props which had to be replaced. When the show was actually shot, an inebriated Chaney was under the impression that it was a dress rehearsal and gingerly laid the furniture down instead of throwing it as he should. He can be heard saying "Save for the show" when he uncharacteristically lays down a chair. See more »


When Matthew the butler pumps the last few bullets into the monster, the gun is pointed into the groin area. See more »


Elizabeth's Father: There are some things better left undone.
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While it's not as bad as you'd expect when you read the Trivia section on IMDb, it is not wonderful.
4 September 2012 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This is an updated Frankenstein story--set in the present day. While there is a castle (and a cheesy looking one at that--with obviously painted walls), the equipment, dress and language is circa the 1950s. However, while this is an interesting idea, the overall production is only fair. Now it is NOT because Lon Chaney Jr. (the monster) was noticeably drunk--he wasn't obvious despite the mention of it in the trivia section for the film. Instead, the most serious problem was the tiny time slot. The entire production came in at UNDER 25 minutes--a ridiculously rushed time slot to say the least! Because of that, it just lacks proper pacing and quality. It also seems a bit too 'nice'--with a monster who really isn't all that bad and fewer chills than you'd expect. Watchable but not especially inspired--and one of the weaker entries in this otherwise excellent series.

By the way, I know this sounds cruel, but if Chaney had been obviously drunk, the film probably would have been a lot more watchable. Also, I DID like the makeup job on him--quite nice and different from the usual Frankenstein monster.

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