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I Was a Teenage Frankenstein (1957)

Unrated | | Horror, Sci-Fi | 23 November 1957 (USA)
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Professor Frankenstein creates a hulking teenager from the body of an accident victim; his "creation" awakens and goes on a killing spree.

Director:

Herbert L. Strock

Writers:

Herman Cohen (as Kenneth Langtry), Aben Kandel (as Kenneth Langtry)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Whit Bissell ... Prof. Frankenstein
Phyllis Coates ... Margaret
Robert Burton ... Dr. Karlton
Gary Conway ... Bob / Teenage Monster
George Lynn ... Sgt. Burns
John Cliff ... Sgt. McAffee
Marshall Bradford Marshall Bradford ... Dr. Randolph
Claudia Bryar ... Arlene's Mother
Angela Blake Angela Blake ... First Victim
Russ Whiteman Russ Whiteman ... Dr. Elwood
Charles Seel Charles Seel ... Mr. Sexton, the jeweler
Paul Keast ... Man at Crash
Gretchen Thomas Gretchen Thomas ... Woman in Corridor
Patrick Miller Patrick Miller ... Police Officer (as Pat Miller)
Joy Stoner Joy Stoner ... Arlene
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Storyline

Professor Frankenstein, a university lecturer with an alligator pit under his house, steals body parts of dead athletes from the wreckage of a crashed airplane. He builds a hunky male monster with a hideously disfigured face, which goes on a killing spree. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

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Don't come before dinner! See more »

Genres:

Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 November 1957 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Des filles pour Frankenstein See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Santa Rosa Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Ryder Sound Services)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

American International Pictures released this film to many drive-in theaters on a double bill with Blood of Dracula (1957) with the tag line: "Warning! Can You Take It? Fiendish! Frenzied! Frightening! It Will Haunt You For Days Afterwards!" See more »

Goofs

During one of the lab scenes a boom mic shadow is clearly visible. See more »

Quotes

Frankenstein: In this laboratory there is no death until I declare it so.
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Alternate Versions

I Was A Teenage Frankenstein had it's title shortened to simply "Teenage Frankenstein" when released in the UK. It had a slightly shorter running time as well, with British censors demanding some cuts. Most notably missing is a scene with actor Gary Conway's severed head in a birdcage. See more »

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Referenced in Legacy of the Hollywood Blacklist (1987) See more »

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Too boring
16 August 2018 | by ericstevensonSee all my reviews

This movie features a professor who's a descendant of Baron von Frankenstein. His goal is to create a monster from dead body parts. Unlike his ancestor, he intends to create an intelligent monster as it will be a teenager. I'm just amazed at how poorly paced this film is. Nearly every bit of action happens in the last four minutes. When it does finally stupid, it's stupid and nonsensical.

This movie mostly suffers from just being boring. It features people just talking and the professor who has a girlfriend but that plot really goes nowhere. Most of the characters are just dumb. I will admit that I have seen worse, if only because there was just so little happening. I really missed seeing the robot silhouettes seeing as how they riffed on "I Was A Teenage Werewolf". What can you say about people who make the same titled film in the same year? **


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