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The Revenge of Frankenstein (1958)

Unrated | | Horror, Sci-Fi | 1 June 1958 (USA)
Baron Frankenstein escapes from the guillotine and goes to Germany. There, he names himself Dr. Stein and plans to restart his experiments by using parts of dead bodies.

Director:

Terence Fisher

Writers:

Jimmy Sangster, Hurford Janes (additional dialogue)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Cushing ... Doctor Victor Stein
Francis Matthews ... Doctor Hans Kleve
Eunice Gayson ... Margaret
Michael Gwynn ... Karl
John Welsh ... Bergman
Lionel Jeffries ... Fritz
Oscar Quitak Oscar Quitak ... Dwarf
Richard Wordsworth ... Up Patient
Charles Lloyd Pack Charles Lloyd Pack ... President
John Stuart ... Inspector
Arnold Diamond ... Molke
Marjorie Gresley Marjorie Gresley ... Countess Barscynska (as Margery Gresley)
Anna Walmsley Anna Walmsley ... Vera Barscynska
George Woodbridge ... Janitor
Michael Ripper ... Kurt
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Storyline

Baron Frankenstein escapes from the guillotine and goes to Germany. There, he names himself Dr. Stein and plans to restart his experiments by using parts of dead bodies. Written by Chris Makrozahopoulos <makzax@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

TEEROR will Sieze you! TENSION will squeeze you! CHILLS will freeze you! See more »

Genres:

Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English | Latin

Release Date:

1 June 1958 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La revancha de Frankenstein See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

In 1958, the Daily Telegraph was so horrified by what they saw onscreen that they suggested the BBFC create a special new category for the film - "For Sadists Only". See more »

Goofs

When Frankenstein introduces his new assistant to his lab and shows him the brain, eyes, and arm, he states that the brain is responsible for moving the hand away from a flame; in actuality, the withdrawal reflex involves only the spinal cord-it does not involve the brain. See more »

Quotes

Doctor Hans Kleve: A masterly dissection, Doctor Stein. You must forgive this intrusion.
Doctor Victor Stein: Must I?
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Alternate Versions

The BBFC demanded cuts to the original UK cinema version to remove shots of a brain being tipped into a jar, and according to their website the film was indeed cut. However all versions of this film contain the footage including the 1986 video release. See more »

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Interesting story
26 June 2003 | by rosscinemaSee all my reviews

This is one of those horror films thats more thought provoking than scary and that was one of the best things about these films from Hammer studios. Story has Victor Frankenstein (Peter Cushing) being saved at the guillotine and popping up in Carlsbruch as Dr. Stein. The other doctors in the area are always talking about this mysterious doctor and one young doctor named Hans Kleve (Francis Matthews) discovers who he really is and wants to help him in his future experiments. They take the brain out of a deformed dwarf named Karl and put it into a body that was built by Dr. Stein and the operation seems to go well. Karl is healing well and responding to everything okay but he doesn't want to be a medical spectacle for everyone to gawk at so he convinces a woman named Margaret (Eunice Gayson) who works there to loosen his straps and he climbs out the window. One of the side effects of the transplant is cannibalism and he has a hunger for flesh. Also, Karls brain is telling him he is deformed so the rest of his body begins to change! This is one of the few films that Cushing made for Hammer studios that didn't have Christopher Lee in the cast as well. The sets look great as they always do and it really captures the look of what this part of Europe must have looked like back then. The best thing about this film is the story. After they transfer the brain from one body to another the brain tells the new body its deformed and it reminded me that this aspect of the Frankenstein story was dwelled on only rarely. There is some horrifying moments during this film but its really a science fiction story with the emphasis on science. Great atmosphere and solid performances add to this overlooked Frankenstein entry. Also, veteran character actor Lionel Jeffries plays a grave digger! Well worth a look.


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