Having escaped execution and assumed an alias, Baron Frankenstein transplants his deformed underling's brain into a perfect body, but the effectiveness of the process and the secret of his identity soon begin to unravel.

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Terence Fisher

Writers:

Jimmy Sangster, Hurford Janes (additional dialogue by)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Cushing ... Doctor Victor Stein
Francis Matthews ... Doctor Hans Kleve
Eunice Gayson ... Margaret Conrad
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>

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Horror | Sci-Fi

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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

Peter Cushing's face appears during a very short sequence instead of Oscar Quitack's. This has been confirmed by Cushing himself and may be some kind of private joke. See more »

Quotes

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 »

Connections

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Good acting, beautiful cinematography
31 July 2000 | by preppy-3See all my reviews

Direct sequel to "Curse of Frankenstein" is just as good. Dr. Frankenstein escapes the guillotine, changes his name to Dr. Stein, moves to another town and begins his experiments again. Naturally things go all wrong.

The story moves quickly and is very interesting, the color cinematography is just simply superb, the set design is exquisite and the acting is all good. Peter Cushing gives another great portrayal as the Baron--it's a wonder this man never got the praise he deserved, he was an excellent actor. Also Michael Gwynn gives a good performance as a result of the doctor's experiments.

It's not really scary and there's no real monster, but the plot is so interesting you don't really care! Well worth watching. A must see for the color alone.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English | Latin

Release Date:

5 September 1958 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

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Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

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1.66 : 1
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