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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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Complete credited cast:
Joseph Cotten ... Baron Frankenstein
Rosalba Neri ... Tania Frankenstein (as Sara Bay)
Paul Muller ... Dr. Charles Marshall
Riccardo Pizzuti ... The Creature (as Peter Whiteman)
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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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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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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Tania Frankenstein: My dear man, you are obnoxious, extremely vulgar - and while I am certain that what you are thinking is merely fantasy on your part, I would say you spend too much time alone in your fantasies; be careful: it will soften your brain far quicker than can whisky.
Jack Morgan: How can someone so beautiful be such a bitch?
Tania Frankenstein: Depends on the company you keep.
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The movie ends abruptly after the main character dies, without any credits. See more »

Alternate Versions

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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She's no longer just daddy's little girl!
2 September 2006 | by lost-in-limboSee all my reviews

After creating life, Baron Frankenstein is murdered by his hideous creation that heads off to kill those people who were involved in its resurrection, or who are simply in the way. The baron's daughter, Tania, who has just arrived from university with the help of his lab assistant, decides to go on and continue with her father's work. To keep the high reputation of the family name and to satisfy her lustful needs. Tania seductively plans to create a perfect being with the brains of her fellow assistant and the body of the slow-witted servant.

"I am, my father's daughter". She sure is! And a whole lot more! This sleazy Frankenstein imitation (of Hammer's "The Horror of Frankenstein") is beyond warped with its kinky fixations with seedy sex and red paint jobs (gore, of course) within its highly Gothic surroundings, inspires this cheap Italian exploitation picture. Albeit at times quite nonsensical and melodramatic, at least it gave the mad doctor theme a huge revamp with its lewd nature and having a female protagonist who was in supreme control with her manipulative prowess. This refreshing twist was one of the few neat additions to this rough around the edges, but above-average production. Director Mel Welles shuffles around some assured moments of suspense, array of blinding images and builds upon the morbidly vivid atmosphere. Although the creeping sound effects and nagging music score really did give me an almighty headache. The make-up effects were simply okay with the ghastly looking monster going on to aimlessly cause havoc like they mostly do in these stories.

When it came to the performances, one can only say they were quite laboured, despite a few decent turns. The very appealing Rosalba Neri grafts away with her conniving and forcefully voluptuous personality. She was quite hypnotic in the role and looked the part of Tania Frankenstein. Joseph Cotten gives the flick a steady head for the short time he's in it and Herbert Fux makes a more than a good impression as Tom Lynch the grave robber. The raw to-the-bone story and script aren't typically the best with their telegraphed patterns, but it lifted when it needed to by showing how much Tania has taken a shine to her father's aspiring work and there were hardly any dull spots.

"Lady Frankenstein" is an entertainingly tainted exercise on someone who cherishes what they do.


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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

October 1973 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

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1.85 : 1
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