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Frankenstein's Daughter (1958)

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


Richard E. Cunha (as Richard Cunha)


H.E. Barrie (screenplay)

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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


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

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


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Release Date:

15 December 1958 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

She Monster of the Night See more »


Box Office


$60,000 (estimated)
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Completed in May 1958, the last Frankenstein film made during the 1950's. See more »


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 »


Elsu: Your father and grandfather never used a female brain.
Oliver Frank aka Frankenstein: No. The way the female's brain is conditioned to a man's world. Therefore it takes orders where the other one's didn't.
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Edited into FrightMare Theater: Frankenstein's Daughter (2017) See more »


Special Date
by Page Cavanaugh and Jack Smalley
Performed by Page Cavanaugh and His Trio
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My First
2 November 2011 | by tl12See all my reviews

Everyone remembers "their first time" of doing many things. So when people ask me why this movie is in my collection, I just tell them "It was my first". It was the first time I ever saw a horror movie in a theater. It was a double bill with Frankenstein's Daughter and The Man Without a Body. My cousin who was six years older than me took me. I was 8 or 9 I think.

I was absolutely terrified. I had just barely enough guts not to put my hands over my eyes and show my cousin what a coward I was. I never saw the movie again till I was in my 50's. Hmmm, no so scary but when I let my imagination go I could still remember the night in the theater and how I felt.

The best advice I can give others on this film is that my 5 was generous. It is, however, not just bad. It is wonderfully bad! If you want to have your own Mystery Science Theater, invite some friends over, serve plenty of drinks and laugh your way though the film. But watch out that there are no little ones in the room because they may react as I did in the theater all those years ago.

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