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Tales of Frankenstein (1958)

Dr. Frankenstein has just finished rebuilding his creation, but the monster is unresponsive. He needs to try something different to make it work, perhaps some new parts. Enter a terminally ... See full summary »

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Curt Siodmak

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Henry Kuttner (teleplay), C.L. Moore (teleplay) (as Catherine Kuttner) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview:
Anton Diffring ... Baron Frankenstein
Helen Westcott ... Christine Halpert
Don Megowan ... The Monster
Ludwig Stössel ... Wilhelm
Richard Bull ... Paul Halpert
Raymond Greenleaf ... Doctor
Peter Brocco ... Gottfried--Cemetery Caretaker
Sydney Mason Sydney Mason ... Police Chief
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Dr. Frankenstein has just finished rebuilding his creation, but the monster is unresponsive. He needs to try something different to make it work, perhaps some new parts. Enter a terminally ill sculptor and his assertive wife. Written by Apostic <apostic@home.com>

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Trivia

This was jointly made by the British studio Hammer Films and the TV production arm of Columbia Pictures, Screen Gems. It was intended to be the pilot for a mystery/horror anthology series in the style of such then popular programs as Twilight Zone, The Outer Limits and Chiller, but it was never picked up by any network or syndication company. See more »

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The introductory narration does not come close to matching the lip movements of the face in the crystal ball. The face in the crystal ball had actually been shot about 15 years earlier for the introductions to Universal's "Inner Sanctum" series of features. See more »

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Featured in Classic Sci-Fi TV: 150 Episodes (2009) See more »

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Good fun,shame it never got sold
8 February 2004 | by HaddonfieldJasonSee all my reviews

This unused pilot for a television series about Frankenstein's Monster is very good,for what it is. I would have liked to have seen what else they could have thought of. Yes it is cheesy,even for a horror film,but you must remember it was meant to be that way. The plot is great actually for a series pilot.I would have liked to have seen what would have happened next,and with Curt Siodmak,one of the fathers of the Universal Horror Genre,and Creator of The Wolf Man, in the writer,and directors chair we could have had a real treat.


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