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The Curse of Frankenstein ()


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Victor Frankenstein builds a creature and brings it to life, but it behaves not as he intended.

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Victor Frankenstein
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Elizabeth
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Paul Krempe
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The Creature
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Young Victor
Valerie Gaunt ...
Justine
Paul Hardtmuth ...
Prof. Bernstein
Noel Hood ...
Aunt
Fred Johnson ...
Grandpa
Claude Kingston ...
Little Boy
Alex Gallier ...
Priest
Michael Mulcaster ...
Warder
Andrew Leigh ...
Burgomaster
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Wife
Sally Walsh ...
Young Elizabeth
Middleton Woods ...
Lecturer
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Uncle
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Josef Behrmann ...
Fritz (uncredited)
Henry Caine ...
Schoolmaster (uncredited)
Trevor Davis ...
Uncle (uncredited)
Marjorie Hume ...
Mother (uncredited)
Ernest Jay ...
Undertaker (uncredited)
Eugene Leahy ...
2nd Priest (uncredited)
Bartlett Mullins ...
Tramp (uncredited)
Raymond Rollett ...
Father Felix (uncredited)
Jacob Steven ...
Minor Role (uncredited)

Directed by

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Terence Fisher

Written by

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Jimmy Sangster ... (screenplay)
 
Mary Shelley ... (based on the classic story by) (as Mary W. Shelley)

Produced by

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Michael Carreras ... executive producer
Anthony Hinds ... producer
Anthony Nelson Keys ... associate producer (as Anthony Nelson-Keys)
Max Rosenberg ... producer (uncredited)

Music by

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James Bernard

Cinematography by

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Jack Asher ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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James Needs

Editorial Department

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Roy Norman ... assistant editor (uncredited)

Casting By

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Dorothy Holloway ... (casting)

Production Design by

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Bernard Robinson

Art Direction by

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Edward Marshall ... (as Ted Marshall)

Costume Design by

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Molly Arbuthnot ... (uncredited)

Makeup Department

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Philip Leakey ... makeup artist (as Phil Leakey)
Henry Montsash ... hair stylist (as H. Montsash)
Roy Ashton ... assistant makeup artist (uncredited)
George Turner ... assistant makeup artist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Don Weeks ... production manager
James Carreras ... executive in charge of production (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Derek Whitehurst ... assistant director
Hugh Harlow ... third assistant director (uncredited)
Jimmy Komisarjevsky ... second assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

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Arthur Banks ... master plasterer (uncredited)
Don Mingaye ... draughtsman (uncredited)
Tom Money ... property master (uncredited)
Fred Ricketts ... construction manager (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Jock May ... sound (uncredited)
Jim Perry ... boom operator (uncredited)
Michael Sale ... sound camera operator (uncredited)

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Les Bowie ... matte painter (uncredited)

Stunts

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Jock Easton ... stunt double: Christopher Lee (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Len Harris ... camera operator
Steve Birtles ... lighting technician: second unit (uncredited)
Jack Curtis ... chief electrician (uncredited)
Tom Edwards ... still photographer (uncredited)
John Jay ... still photographer (uncredited)
Harold Marland ... electrician (uncredited)
Harry Oakes ... focus puller (uncredited)
Bob Palmer ... electrician (uncredited)

Music Department

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John Hollingsworth ... musical director

Other crew

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Doreen Soan ... continuity
Leslie Frewin ... publicity director (uncredited)
Faith Frisby ... production secretary (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

In prison and awaiting execution, Dr. Victor Frankenstein recounts to a priest what led him to his current circumstance. He inherited his family's wealth after the death of his mother when he was still only a young man. He hired Paul Krempe as his tutor and he immediately developed an interest in medical science. After several years, he and Krempe became equals and he developed an interest in the origins and nature of life. After successfully re-animating a dead dog, Victor sets about constructing a man using body parts he acquires for the purpose including the hands of a pianist and the brain of a renowned scholar. As Frankenstein's excesses continue to grow, Krempe is not only repulsed by what his friend has done but is concerned for the safety of the beautiful Elizabeth, Victor's cousin and fiancée who has come to live with them. His experiments lead to tragedy and his eventual demise. Written by garykmcd

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Taglines Not recommended for people of nervous disposition See more »
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Also Known As
  • Frankenstein and the Monster (United Kingdom)
  • Frankenstein s'est échappé! (France)
  • Frankensteins Fluch (Germany)
  • La maldición de Frankenstein (Spain)
  • Frankenstein (Netherlands)
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  • 82 min
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Budget GBP65,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Although they had both previously appeared in Hamlet (1948) and Moulin Rouge (1952), Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing met on the set of this film for the first time. They would pass the time between shots by exchanging Looney Tunes phrases, and quickly developed a fast friendship, which lasted until Cushing's death in 1994. See more »
Goofs When Dr. Bernstein hits the floor after being pushed by Frankenstein, the floor wobbles. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Lolita (1962). See more »
Crazy Credits Opening credits prologue: More than a hundred years ago, in a mountain village in Switzerland, lived a man whose strange experiments with the dead have since become legend. The legend is still told with horror the world over.... It is the legend of... The Curse of Frankenstein See more »
Quotes Baron Frankenstein: Let's let our friend here rest in peace... while he can.
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