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Santo vs. Frankenstein's Daughter (1972)

Santo vs. la hija de Frankestein (original title)
A mad female scientist needs Santo's blood for a youth serum; and she has Frankenstein's reliable old monster to help her get it.


Miguel M. Delgado


Fernando Osés (adaptation) (as Fernando Oses), Fernando Osés (story) (as Fernando Oses)




Cast overview:
Santo ... Santo (as Santo El Enmascarado de Plata)
Gina Romand ... Dr. Freda Frankenstein
Anel Anel ... Norma
Roberto Cañedo ... Dr. Yanco (as Roberto Canedo)
Carlos Agostí ... Don Elias (as Carlos Agosti)
Sonia Fuentes Sonia Fuentes ... Elsa
Carlos Suárez Carlos Suárez ... Tuerto
Gerardo Zepeda ... Ursus / Truxon
Carlos Bravo y Fernández Carlos Bravo y Fernández ... Carcelero (as Carlos Bravo)
Goliat Ayala Goliat Ayala ... Luchador
Ismael Ramirez Ismael Ramirez ... Luchador
Enrique Llanes Enrique Llanes ... Narrator


Dr. Frankenstein's female descendant is an excellent mad scientist in her own right. At a ripe old age, she discovered that the blood of the supernatural wrestling hero, Santo, is a youth elixir. For years she has been periodically injecting herself, and her henchmen, with a serum made from the blood she wiped from Santo's nose. But now, her body is so saturated with the serum that she needs frequent painful injections to maintain her youth. Before the serum stops working completely, she needs to experiment on more of Santo's blood. Instead of attending another wrestling match, and hoping for another nosebleed, she has her lackeys kidnap Santo's girlfriend. Santo, of course, comes looking for her. What he'll find is a spooky underground cave, filled with corpses, bats and flying daggers. A half-man-half-gorilla will cause him trouble. But his ultimate battle will be with Frankenstein's old monster, yet again brought back to life. Written by J. Spurlin

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During the scenes where Norma first escapes, Freda's hairstyle changes three times: in her lab, she has a bouffant-style with a long ponytail; outside, the ponytail is gone and her hair is flat with a flip at the ends; and finally, during the fight sequence, she has the bouffant again but no ponytail. Back in the lab, she regains her bouffant and ponytail once more. See more »


[first lines, subtitled version]
Lackey: Why did you take so long? Yanco has been asking for you.
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Santo vs. Frankenstein's Daughter
2 December 2008 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Santo vs. Frankenstein's Daughter (1971)

* (out of 4)

Freda Frankenstein is well over 100 years old and she's starting to feel unhappy about being old. Thankfully the mean monster is on hand to help her try and get some of Santo's blood so that she can be young again. I must admit that I'm not a fan of these Santo movies and I've yet to really understand their charm. I love seeing monsters as much as anyone else but I still don't understand the entertainment value some see in these films. I certainly wish I liked them more but I just can't. I think my pain problem is with Santo who I just can't see as a hero and I'm also not entertained by the wrestling scenes. Some of the monster moments are cute in a "C" movie way but these sequences are far between.

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Release Date:

10 August 1972 (Mexico) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Victor High Fidelity)


Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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