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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 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>

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Remember that the screams you hear will be your own! See more »

Genres:

Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

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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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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

In the finished film, Dr. Stein says nothing as the monster approaches, calling him "Frankenstein." In the trailer an alternate take was used in which Stein calls out "Karl! Karl!" It was decided that this would only implicate the doctor more and the silent take was used instead. See more »

Goofs

After Dr. Stein removes the brain from the victim on the operating table and slips it into a glass container with a clear liquid, the "blood" turns into drop-let form much like oil and sinks to the bottom rather than dissipate like actual blood would. 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 »

Connections

Followed by The Horror of Frankenstein (1970) See more »

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Peter Cushing Always Great
1 November 2010 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

Victor Frankenstein (Peter Cushing), now just Victor Stein to hide from authorities after escaping the guillotine and killing a priest, cannot stop doing medical experiments, this time transferring a live brain to a corpse. But there's a side effect he may not like! T

his film features a "dull monster", says Howard Maxford, but I think he misses the point. You don't need a hulking, deformed creature to be a "monster" -- science gone wrong can be monstrous enough by itself. When Karl, the man with the transplanted brain, starts feeling the side effects he is every bit as creepy as Boris Karloff ever was.

Maybe not as good as its predecessor, but it starts with a bang and stays strong for its duration.


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