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Frankenstein 1970 (1958)

Unrated | | Horror , Sci-Fi | 20 July 1958 (USA)
Needing money, the last of the Frankensteins leases his castle out to a film company as he tries to complete his ancestor's gruesome experiments at creating life.

Director:

Howard W. Koch

Writers:

Richard H. Landau (screenplay) (as Richard Landau), Charles A. Moses (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Boris Karloff ... Baron Victor von Frankenstein
Tom Duggan Tom Duggan ... Mike Shaw
Jana Lund ... Carolyn Hayes
Don 'Red' Barry ... Douglas Row (as Donald Barry)
Charlotte Austin ... Judy Stevens
Irwin Berke Irwin Berke ... Inspector Raab
Rudolph Anders Rudolph Anders ... Wilhelm Gottfried
Norbert Schiller Norbert Schiller ... Shuter
John Dennis ... Morgan Haley
Mike Lane ... Hans Himmler / The Monster
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Storyline

Baron Victor Von Frankenstein has fallen on hard times; he was tortured at the hands of the Nazis for not cooperating with them during World War II and he is now badly disfigured. As his family's wealth begins to run out, the Baron is forced to allow a TV crew shooting a documentary on his monster-making ancestors to film at his castle in Germany. However, the Baron has some ideas of his own: using the money from the crew's rent he buys an atomic reactor and uses it to create a hulking monster, transplanting his butler's brain into the thing and using it to kill off the crew for more spare parts. Written by Jeremy Lunt <durlinlunt@acadia.net>

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Taglines:

The One...The Only KING OF MONSTERS as the new demon of the atomic age!

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Horror | Sci-Fi

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 July 1958 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Frankenstein 1960 See more »

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Budget:

$110,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

It was originally planned to include a ceramic bust of Boris Karloff in all scenes where he was working on the monster, but that ultimately did not work out. See more »

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When Doctor Frankenstein is waving the scissors in front of Shuter in order to hypnotize him, the scissors are moving up and down in front of Shuter. When the camera is focused on Frankenstein, his hand is moving forward and back. See more »

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Frankenstein 1970 Not a bad scare
24 March 2007 | by larryandritaSee all my reviews

When I was a little guy, my dad and I used to watch creature features on Friday nights and I loved the low budget scares on this show. Now as a middle aged guy who occasionally watches one of these "scary movies" I am amused and amazed at how easily I was scared and fooled. When I saw Frankenstein 1970 was going to be broadcast, I was ready to be disappointed. However I was fooled again.

Is this a great movie, NO. Is it a fun movie YES! Any movie who has as the the hero "Red" Berry is low budget. It does however have the great Karloff. He is wonderful. His monologue for the "movie in the movie" is great. Karloff was starting to show his incredibly painful arthritis at this time of his life and it does pain one to think of the agony he is going through. But he is Karloff and actually portrays a Frankenstein for the first time in his career. He does not disappoint.

If you love 1950 horrors and you like Karloff you will enjoy this movie. The acting is mediocre (except Karloff) and the Monster Hokey but give it a try.


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