An American grandson of the infamous scientist, struggling to prove that his grandfather was not as insane as people believe, is invited to Transylvania, where he discovers the process that reanimates a dead body.
A young neurosurgeon (Gene Wilder) inherits the castle of his grandfather, the famous Dr. Victor von Frankenstein. In the castle he finds a funny hunchback called Igor, a pretty lab assistant named Inga and the old housekeeper, frau Blucher -iiiiihhh!-. Young Frankenstein believes that the work of his grandfather is only crap, but when he discovers the book where the mad doctor described his reanimation experiment, he suddenly changes his mind...Written by
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Madeline Kahn asked Mel Brooks if she could sing "Ah! Sweet Mystery of Life" instead of the opening lines of "Cheek to Cheek" (Heaven, I'm in Heaven) as was originally scripted. She felt it had to be a song that started with 'ah' or 'oh'. See more »
"Transylvania" in the movie is an imaginary land meant to serve as "generic horror movie setting." It is not an attempt to depict the real Transylvania. See more »
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein:
If we look at the base of a brain, which has just been removed from the skull, there's very little of the mid-brain that we can actually see. Yet, as I demonstrated in my lecture last week, if the under aspects of the temporal lobes are gently pulled apart, the upper portion of the stem of the brain can be seen. The so-called "brain stem" consists of the mid-brain, a rounded protrusion called the pons, and a stalk tapering downwards called the medulla oblongata, which passes out of...
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Michael Fox and Lidia Kristen, who play Helga's parents, are listed in the opening credits, but not in the end credits, while Helga is referred to on-screen by name, but is only credited as "Little Girl." See more »
In some versions of the movie, a scene which showed Dr. Frankenstein demonstrating the Monster's power of balance by placing an empty milk bottle in one of the creature's hands, and a full milk bottle in the other hand, was later cut. For years, the only existing media of this scene was a photo in the paperback book of YF. However, in fall 2008, footage of this scene finally appeared on the blu-ray edition of the film, in which two angles of the missing scene were shown. See more »
Hilarious Mel Brooks send-up of the classic horror story
Hilarious Mel Brooks send-up of the classic horror story.
The grandson of the infamous Dr Frankenstein travels to his grandfather's castle and works on creating life...
One of Mel Brooks' better movies, and that says a lot. On this occasion, instead of his usual laugh-a-minute delivery, Brooks opts for quality over quantity. The jokes are few and further between, but are hilarious.
Brooks is aided and abetted by Gene Wilder who not only starred in the lead role, but co-wrote the screenplay. Wilder is great as Dr Frankenstein. Good support from Marty Feldman, Teri Garr and Madeline Kahn.
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