The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942) Poster

Cedric Hardwicke: Ludwig Frankenstein, Ghost of Henry Frankenstein



  • Ygor : You have agreed? You're going to help him Doctor? You are giving him life?

    Dr. Ludwig Frankenstein : Yes but not for the purposes that you think Ygor. I'm giving him strength so that an operation may be successful.

    Ygor : An operation?

    Dr. Ludwig Frankenstein : Yes. I'm giving him another brain. You must explain to him when he becomes conscious. *You* must make him understand.

    Ygor : Whose brain?

    Doctor Bohmer : Kettering?

    Dr. Ludwig Frankenstein : Yes, Kettering. A man of character and learning. The monster will cease to be an evil influence and become everything that is good.

    Ygor : No. No, no. You cannot take my friend away from me. He's all that I have. Nothing else. You're going to make him your friend and I'll be alone

    Dr. Ludwig Frankenstein : It will be as I say or he must be destroyed

    Ygor : [laughs]  He cannot be destroyed

    Doctor Bohmer : There is one way. By dissection.

    Ygor : No not that. Doctor, Ygor's body is no good. His neck is broken, crippled, and distorted. Lame and sick from the bullets your brother fired into me. You can put my brain in his body.

    Dr. Ludwig Frankenstein : Your brain?

    Ygor : You can make us one. We'll be together always. My brain and his body. Together

    Dr. Ludwig Frankenstein : You're a cunning fellow Ygor. Do you think I would put your sly and sinister brain into the body of a giant? That would be a monster indeed. You will do as I tell you or I will not be responsible for the consequences

  • Chief Constable : [the Monster recognizes Ludwig]  He seems to recognize you Doctor.

    Dr. Ludwig Frankenstein : [referring to the Monster]  I never saw this... man before in my life. I know nothing about him.

  • Elsa Frankenstein : Father, who was that strange man I saw leaving the house?

    Dr. Ludwig Frankenstein : Oh. No one of any consequence darling. A patient.

    Elsa Frankenstein : He smiled at me. A cruel smile. It was dreadful.

    Dr. Ludwig Frankenstein : Well you know what my patients are. Don't let it worry you

    [Ludwig sees Elsa's attention is on the diary of his father. He ushers her out of the room] 

    Dr. Ludwig Frankenstein : Come along my dear. I must be getting down to the village.

  • Dr. Ludwig Frankenstein : Does he understand?

    Ygor : Oh yes.

    Dr. Ludwig Frankenstein : Is he willing

    Ygor : Can't you see? He is the first time happy in his life

  • [last lines] 

    The Monster : [with Ygor's voice]  Bohmer. Bohmer. I can't see! Bohmer! Where are you?

    Doctor Bohmer : Here. Here, I am.

    The Monster : I... can't see you.

    Dr. Ludwig Frankenstein : Your dream of power is over, Bohmer. You didn't realize his blood is the same type as Kettering's, but not the same as Ygor's. It will not feed the sensory nerves.

    The Monster : Bohmer! You played me a trick! What good is a brain without eyes to see? What good is a brain without eyes?

  • Dr. Ludwig Frankenstein : [the Monster taps the child's forehead, then his own]  He wants the brain of that child!

  • Ghost of Henry Frankenstein : My son! What are you about to do? Would you destroy that which I, your father, dedicated his life to creating?

    Dr. Ludwig Frankenstein : I must. The monster you created is in itself destruction.

    Ghost of Henry Frankenstein : Nevertheless, I was near to solving a problem that has baffled man since the beginning of time, the secret of life artificially created.

    Dr. Ludwig Frankenstein : But it has brought death to everything that it's touched.

    Ghost of Henry Frankenstein : That is because unknowingly I gave it a criminal brain. With your knowledge of science, you can cure that.

    Dr. Ludwig Frankenstein : It's beyond my cure. It's a malignant brain.

    Ghost of Henry Frankenstein : What if it had another brain?

    Dr. Ludwig Frankenstein : Another brain!

  • Dr. Ludwig Frankenstein : I have replaced an evil brain with a good one. I have made amends for the great tragedies my father and my brother unintentionally brought to this community. I have restored the good name of Frankenstein.

  • Dr. Ludwig Frankenstein : I've created 100 times the monster that my father made.

  • Ygor : How does it feel to face a man you thought your brother killed, doctor?

    Dr. Ludwig Frankenstein : What do you want?

    Ygor : The monster is with me. He's the one in the police station, but he won't be there for long. You will bring him here.

    Dr. Ludwig Frankenstein : The law must take its course.

    Ygor : Law! What can the law do to him?

  • Dr. Ludwig Frankenstein : Ever since the day my father put life into that creature, it has been a curse. The terrible consequences of his creation killed my father, drove my brother into exile. The monster shall not ruin my life. I'm happy here. I have a lovely daughter, friends. They know nothing of all this.

    Ygor : You wouldn't like to spoil that, doctor. Would you? You wouldn't want me to tell them that you're the son of the Frankenstein that created him, that your brother made the thing live after it had been dead for years. Do you want me to tell them, Frankenstein?

    Dr. Ludwig Frankenstein : No! No.

    Ygor : All right. Then you'll make the police to hand him over to you.

    Dr. Ludwig Frankenstein : Yes. I could do that.

    Ygor : And you will do it, Frankenstein.

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