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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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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 »


Certificate:

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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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Make-up artist Harry Thomas has said that when he was given the assignment to make a mask for the "monster", he was not told that the monster was to be a female, so he made the mask to be a male. By the time he was notified that the monster was to be a female, the mask had already been done, and there was no money in the make-up budget left to do another one. Thomas claims that director Richard E. Cunha's alleged statement giving Paul Stanhope credit for the make-up is false, as Thomas was the film's only make-up man. Thomas also discredits Cunha's claim that he wanted Jack P. Pierce to do the make-up, as Pierce was notorious for taking a long time to apply his creations. Thomas claims the gender problem of the monster would never have occurred if the filmmakers had bothered to give him a $2 copy of the script. See more »

Goofs

During the scene when Sandra Knight as Trudy Morton opens the door and faints because she is frightened by the monster, she falls to the floor. After she is supposedly unconscious she very obviously lifts her arm and places it on her hip. Then once the camera moves off her and returns she is in a completely different position than she was previously (she was originally on her left side with her back to the camera, and she's now shown on her back)! See more »

Quotes

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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Alternate Versions

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

Connections

Edited into Eight Days a Week (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Daddy-Bird
by Page Cavanaugh and Jack Smalley
Sung by Harold Lloyd Jr. (uncredited)
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one of the greatest B horror movies
17 June 2001 | by phlflipSee all my reviews

Frankensteins Daughter is one of the greatest b horror movies of all time.It has two of the ugliest, scariest monsters ever.The murder scenes are great. Donald Murphy is great as the mad scientist. He will stop at nothing to get what he wants. I thought the music scenes were terrific, typical 50,s. A great escape. If you want horror, laughs and an absolutely fun ending to your saturday night check out Frankensteins Daughter.


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