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Blackenstein (1973)

R | | Horror, Sci-Fi | 1973 (USA)
Eddie is a Vietnam veteran who loses his arms and legs when he steps on a land mine, but a brilliant surgeon is able to attach new limbs. Unfortunately an insanely jealous assistant (who ... See full summary »

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William A. Levey
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Hart ... Dr. Stein
Ivory Stone Ivory Stone ... Dr. Winifred Walker
Joe De Sue Joe De Sue ... Eddie Turner (as Joe DeSue)
Roosevelt Jackson Roosevelt Jackson ... Malcomb
Andrea King ... Eleanor
Nick Bolin Nick Bolin ... Bruno Stragor
Karin Lind Karin Lind ... Hospital Supervisor
Yvonne Robinson Yvonne Robinson ... Hospital Receptionist
John Dennis ... Hospital Attendant (as Bob Brophy)
Liz Renay ... Couple in Bed
Gerald Soucie Gerald Soucie ... Couple in Bed (as Jerry Soucie)
Beverly Haggerty Beverly Haggerty ... Couple in Car
Daniel Fauré Daniel Fauré ... Couple in Car (as Daniel Faure)
Andy C Andy C ... Nightclub Comedian (as Andy 'C')
Cardella Di Milo Cardella Di Milo ... Nightclub Singer (as Cardella DeMilo)
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Eddie is a Vietnam veteran who loses his arms and legs when he steps on a land mine, but a brilliant surgeon is able to attach new limbs. Unfortunately an insanely jealous assistant (who has fallen in love with Eddie's fiance) switches Eddie's DNA injections, transforming him into a gigantic killer. Written by Scott Murdock <scott@blairlake.com>

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Warning! To people with weak hearts... No doctors or nurses in attendance. See more »

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Horror | Sci-Fi

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Black Frankenstein See more »

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Mono

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Both director William Levey and actor John Hart have stated that Joe De Sue was actually a one-time client of producer Frank R. Saletri, a former criminal lawyer trying to break into show business. See more »

Goofs

Eddie's arms and legs were blown off by a land mine. When he is unloaded from the ambulance at Dr. Stein's home, his legs and feet are clearly visible underneath the sheet. See more »

Crazy Credits

The end credits roll in reverse: downwards instead of the usual upwards. See more »

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Featured in Bill Created Blackenstein (2017) See more »

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I Can't Find No One to Love Me
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Written and Performed by Cardella Di Milo
plays during opening credits
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Some Good, Cheesy Fun
1 July 2013 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

Eddie is a Vietnam veteran who loses his arms and legs when he steps on a land mine, but a brilliant surgeon is able to attach new limbs. Unfortunately an insanely jealous assistant (who has fallen in love with Eddie's fiancé) switches Eddie's DNA injections, transforming him into a gigantic killer.

The most interesting thing about this film is that Bud Costello is credited as the property master. Apparently at some point he came into possession of the original "Frankenstein" props. Who has them now is an even more interesting question...

Beyond that, it is just cheesy fun. This is not a great movie with great acting or plot. The scientist -- despite winning a Nobel prize -- says things that make no sense to people with a basic understanding of science...


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