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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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

If you go alone... you'll find yourself running all the way home! 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:

A Vingança 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 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

In the Baron's "dining room," running water, and sink with drain, did not exist in 1860/65. He would have had to use an outside well/ pump. Neither did electricity, with lights (to power his brain/eyes/hand experiment), until 1885. 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 »

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Featured in Frankenstein: A Modern Myth (2012) See more »

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Morbid science returns...
8 February 2004 | by CoventrySee all my reviews

The second entry in the noble Frankenstein series produced by Hammer and – as always – a joy to watch. Largely thanks to the performance of Peter Cushing who became one with this protagonist for 6 entire movies. Cushing perfectly knows who to make the most out of his character. As a viewer, you don't know whether to have sympathy for him…or despise him. He's a dedicated and hardworking scientist, yet he's doesn't seem to care much about human emotions and he's ultimately cruel. The screenplay by Jimmy Sangster is well-written and rather original…the development of the ‘monster' is completely different than usual and the script contains a lot of twisted and sadistic humor. The Revenge of Frankenstein has two extraordinary good sequences. Namely the entire beginning in which the Baron is brought to the Guillotine, condemned for the crimes against humanity he did in the past (The Curse of Frankenstein – 1956). This entire opening to the movie is very atmospheric, morbid and the perfect launch for a decent horror movie. Secondly, there is the magnificent climax containing an experiment-gone-wrong that brutally interrupts a high society party. This particular scene is the start for a very suspenseful finale with a few shocking parts and a terrific end scene. Certainly a must for all Cushing-, Fisher- and Hammer-fans and a nice waste of time for everyone with a little sympathy towards the genre of horror. Recommended!


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