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Frankenstein's Daughter (1958)

Approved | | Horror, Romance, Sci-Fi | 15 December 1958 (USA)
Dr. Frankenstein's insane grandson attempts to create horrible monsters in modern day L.A.

Director:

Richard E. Cunha (as Richard Cunha)

Writer:

H.E. Barrie (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Ashley ... Johnny Bruder
Sandra Knight ... Trudy Morton
Donald Murphy Donald Murphy ... Oliver Frank / Frankenstein
Sally Todd Sally Todd ... Suzie Lawler
Harold Lloyd Jr. Harold Lloyd Jr. ... Don
Felix Locher Felix Locher ... Prof. Carter Morton
Wolfe Barzell ... Elsu
John Zaremba ... Police Lt. Boyle
Robert Dix ... Police Det. Bill Dillon
Harry Wilson ... The Monster
Voltaire Perkins Voltaire Perkins ... Mr. Rockwell - Chemist
Charlotte Portney Charlotte Portney ... Frightened Housewife
Bill Coontz ... First Victim - Warehouseman
George Barrows ... Mack
Page Cavanaugh Page Cavanaugh ... Page Cavanaugh
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Storyline

Dr. Frankenstein's insane grandson attempts to create horrible monsters in modern day L.A.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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IT reaches from the grave to re-live the HORROR, the TERROR See more »


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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 December 1958 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

She Monster of the Night See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$60,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Shot over six days for approximately $65,000 and sold to Astor Pictures for $80,000. It was filmed at Screencraft Studios in Hollywood, although the house in which much of the action takes place was the home of producer Marc Frederic. Production wrapped in May 1958. See more »

Goofs

The scene where the monster first "steps" out of the house, "she" rips the curtain rod down and breaks the window panes in the door before yanking it open to make "her" escape. In the scene where Trudy opens the door, seeing the monster for the first time (as it was returning) the curtain rod, glass and door are undamaged. See more »

Quotes

Oliver Frank aka Frankenstein: You've always treated me as a monster, Trudy. Now you're going to be one.
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Alternate Versions

When originally released theatrically in the UK, the BBFC made cuts to secure a 'X' rating. See more »


Soundtracks

Daddy-Bird
by Page Cavanaugh and Jack Smalley
Sung by Harold Lloyd Jr. (uncredited)
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Horror of Horrors!
6 September 2004 | by Harold_RobbinsSee all my reviews

Along with SHE DEMONS, this is one of those movies that used to scare the heck out of me as a kid in Brooklyn watching Chiller Theater on Channel 11 on Saturday nights. It was part of the new hybrid of films that came in during the mid-to-late 1950s, horror movies aimed at a teenaged audience. Movies like FRANKENSTEIN'S DAUGHTER were of the low-budget 'schlock' variety, made on shoe-string budgets by poverty-row independent studios. Now, as an adult, it's fun to pop these movies in and have a good laugh at the sometimes over-the-top performances cheesy sets and 'special' effects.

Watching the movie this time, I was aware of its incredibly slow pacing, which seemed to be exacerbated by the incredible awful performance of Felix Locher as Carter Morton. He seems to be reading his lines phonetically off of cue cards, as though he's never seen them before in his life! I don't mean to speak ill of the dead, but I'm sure his is the WORST performance I've seen in ANY film, ANYWHERE, EVER!!!! He's so bad that he makes everyone else look brilliant!

This film has several 'horrors' on offer - the two 'monsters,' Locher's performance, and two dreadful teenage musical numbers. Take your pick!


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