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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 »

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Horror | Sci-Fi

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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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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

Margaret uses putty or clay to take an impression of the keyhole of the lock on the lab door. This would not work, as the lock is a Yale type of barrel lock with internal levers. Soft putty would only gum up the internal workings, and when completely dry would be impossible to remove intact. See more »

Quotes

Frankenstein: Speak. I know you have a civil tongue in your head because I sewed it back myself.
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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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Featured in It Came from Hollywood (1982) See more »

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"You have a civil tongue in your head.I sewed it in myself"
4 August 1999 | by evilskipSee all my reviews

This is top of the line 1950's B movie schlock.And it is wonderful.Countless tv viewings and a recent VHS viewing confirms this.

Prof Frankenstein(Whit Bissel)is visiting from England on a lecture tour.He wants to create a perfect body from a youth.As it so happens there is a terrible auto accident outside which allows him to grab a corpse.

Of course there is the hesitant assistant to deal with. There is also the nosy just moved in fiancee to contend with. Frankenstein manages to put together a body but it has a severe case of morning face.The boy disobeys his creator and goes out for a stroll. He also kills a blonde and creates a panic.

Well the pesky bride to be stumbles upon the "monster" which angers the mad doctor to no end. He convinces the boy that she wants to kill him. So our boy kills her and she is dumped in the alligator pit(I'm not making this up).The pit is used to dispose of spare parts by the way.

The boy needs a nice face(does he ever)so he and the doctor go out in search of one.Happily they locate one and it is grafted on.Everybody is all smiles now.

The doctor and his assistant prepare to go to England. The boy has no passport so they plan to dissect him for easier international travel.The rousing finish is in color.

Whit Bissel gives a great performance as the cracked to the max mad doctor.He has a heck of a realtor that can set him up in temporary lodgings with a lab & an alligator pit in the basement.Wonder where he got the alligator.

If you can overlook or poke fun at the plot holes you can really enjoy this flick.See it if you can!


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