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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.


Terence Fisher


Jimmy Sangster, Hurford Janes (additional dialogue)

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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


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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Release Date:

1 June 1958 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)


Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?


The film takes place in 1860 and 1863. See more »


Peter Cushing's face being shown was not a goof. It was the face of the body he had made to resemble his own face that later had his brain transplanted to. It's ironic that the only successful monster was in fact Dr. Frankenstein himself. See more »


Doctor Hans Kleve: [on seeing the Creature for the first time in its tank] Who is he?
Doctor Victor Stein: No-one. He hasn't been born yet.
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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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Escaping from guillotine the stubborn Doctor, excellently played by Cushing , goes Germany where continues his ghoulish experiments
21 October 2018 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

Dr Frankestein, Peter Cushing , escapes from guillotine being rescued by his servant and he then relocates to Carlsbruck, Germany, where he becomes a popular society physician, Dr Stein , but being panned by other doctors. Helped by another physician , Francis Matthews, restart the eerie, scary experiments by use parts of dead bodies. Meanwhile, a police inspector, John Stuart, investigates bizarre killings.

Another Jimmy Sangster written, Terence Fisher directed movie, being distinguished by their great earlier entries into the genre. Nicely and creepily made , but inferior followup to the original The Curse of Frankenstein, though superior to the subsequent sequel The Evil of Frankenstein . Peter Cushing gives an awesome acting , as always, as the malignant and misunderstood doc who just can not stop his macabre experiments and schemes to transfer his servant's brain into another sewn together creature and creating a new monster well incarnated by Michael Wynn .Support cast is pretty good, such as Francis Matthews, Michael Gwynn who went to star in several Hammer films , Lionel Jeffries , John Welsh , Eunice Gayson , the usual Michael Ripper and John Stuart who was a former matinee idol whose debut in movies was as long as1920.

It packs a colorful and brilliant cinematography by Jack Asher. Frightening as well as evocative musical score by Leonard Salcedo. The motion picture wes well directed by Hammer maestro , Terence Fisher . He was a prolific and fine artisan who realized some masterpieces , especially for Hammer Films . He directed all kinds of genres, standing out in Terror movies. As Terence directs such good movies as Frankenstein and the monster from hell, Frankenstein must be destroyed , Frankenstein created woman , The devil rides out , Island of the burning, Dracula prince of darkness, The brides of Dracula , Horror of Dracula, Island of terror, The gorgon , The phantom of opera, The curse of werewolf, The hound of Baskerville , The mummy, Race for life, Black glove, Blackout, Unholy four, Four sided triangle, Spaceways , 3 stops to murder, Man bait, A stolen face ,among others . Rating : acceptable and decente horror movie 6.5/10

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