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Lady Frankenstein (1971)

La figlia di Frankenstein (original title)
R | | Horror | October 1973 (USA)
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When Dr. Frankenstein is killed by a monster he created, his daughter and his lab assistant Marshall continue his experiments. The two fall in love and attempt to transplant Marshall's ... See full summary »

Directors:

Mel Welles, Aureliano Luppi (co-director) (uncredited)

Writers:

Dick Randall (original story), Edward Di Lorenzo (story and screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Joseph Cotten ... Baron Frankenstein
Rosalba Neri ... Tania Frankenstein (as Sara Bay)
Paul Muller ... Dr. Charles Marshall
Peter Whiteman Peter Whiteman ... The Creature
Herbert Fux ... Tom
Renate Kasché ... Julia Stack (as Renata Cash)
Lorenzo Terzon Lorenzo Terzon ... Harris' assistant (as Lawrence Tilden)
Ada Pometti Ada Pometti ... Farmer's wife (as Ada Pomeroy)
Andrea Aureli ... Jim Turner (as Andrew Ray)
Joshua Sinclair ... John (as Johnny Loffrey)
Richard Beardley Richard Beardley ... Simon Burke
Petar Martinovitch Petar Martinovitch ... Jack Morgan (as Peter Martinov)
Adam Welles Adam Welles ... Child
Mickey Hargitay ... Captain Harris
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Storyline

When Dr. Frankenstein is killed by a monster he created, his daughter and his lab assistant Marshall continue his experiments. The two fall in love and attempt to transplant Marshall's brain in to the muscular body of a retarded servant Stephen, in order to prolong the aging Marshall's life. Meanwhile, the first monster seeks revenge on the grave robbers who sold the body parts used in its creation to Dr. Frankenstein. Soon it comes after Marshall and the doctor's daughter. Written by Anonymous

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Only The Monster She Made Could Satisfy Her Strange Desires! See more »

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Horror

Certificate:

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

October 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lady Frankenstein See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(cut) | (original length) | (USA cut) | (US theatrical cut)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Lady Frankenstein was distributed theatrically in Italy by Alexia on 22 October 1971. It grossed a total of 139,683,000 Italian lire domestically. It was released in the United States in March 1972 where it was distributed by New World Pictures. See more »

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During the fight scene between the 2 monsters, one uses a metal rod as a weapon, hitting the other. The rod can be seen bending much too easily, proving it's perhaps rubber. See more »

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Tania Frankenstein: [Having just hastily got married; to inquiring police detective] I've been up all night with my husband. He's resting now.
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The movie ends abruptly after the main character dies, without any credits. See more »

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The US release through New World was cut by 15 minutes. The complete film was available on a Swedish VHS (long OOP) and there is a forthcoming (2005) dvd release of the restored feature from a German company. See more »

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Sexiest Frankenstein Movie Ever!
30 November 2004 | by lazarilloSee all my reviews

This Italian-made Gothic horror movie often gets the short shrift from fans of the overrated Hammer films of the time. Sure, it has much lower production values and, sure, Rosalba Neri (aka "Sara Bay")is no Peter Cushing, but there's no doubt which one of them I'd rather see naked. Seriously though, Neri shed her clothes so graciously on screen and looked so appealing doing it that no one ever gave her credit for being the great actress that she was. She carries this movie pretty much by herself--Joseph Cotton is good as her father but he is killed off early, and Mickey Hargitay isn't bad but is horribly miscast as a 19th century police detective. Probably more than in any other of her movies, Neri stays dressed here. But the two scenes in which she does shed her Victorian garments are VERY memorable, and not for the usual reasons. In one scene she helps her would-be lover kill a handsome but idiotic handyman by having sex with the guy while her accomplice smothers him with a pillow, but her evil and lustful character doesn't let the guy's untimely death interruptus the coitus. The look on her face as she has "the little death" well after her sex partner has had the big one (and her poor would-be lover can only watch) is amazing and very perverse. There's probably not another actress that could have (or would have) pulled it off. The final scene, if anything, is even more warped, so much so that it was censored from many prints. Let's just say that this nymphomaniacal Frankenstein just can't resist Frankenstein's monster, and the sight of the two of them on the operating table stops even the rampaging villagers with torches dead in their tracks.

Is this is a classic Frankenstein movie? Well, no. It resembles the Mel Brooks comedy "Young Frankenstein" more than the Hammer films or the Universal classics, but it is reasonably well-made, definitely pretty entertaining and it is, if nothing else, the sexiest Frankenstein movie ever.


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