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Frankenstein 

Dr. Victor Frankenstein, working in a castle on a remote Swiss island, attempts to create a perfect man but his resultant creation turns out to be a murderous beast who must be destroyed.

Director:

Don Medford

Writers:

Henry Myers, Mary Shelley (novel)
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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Allyn Edwards ... Announcer
Lon Chaney Jr. ... The Monster (as Lon Chaney)
John Newland ... Victor Frankenstein
Mary Alice Moore ... Elizabeth
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Peggy Allenby ... Elise the maid
Raymond Bramley Raymond Bramley ... Elizabeth's Father
Michael Mann Michael Mann ... William
Farrell Pelly Farrell Pelly ... Matthew the butler
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Storyline

Dr. Victor Frankenstein, working in a castle on a remote Swiss island, attempts to create a perfect man but his resultant creation turns out to be a murderous beast who must be destroyed.

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TV-G | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Lon Chaney Jr. previously played Frankenstein's Monster in The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942). He also played Larry Talbot / the Wolf Man in four other featuring the character: Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943), House of Frankenstein (1944), House of Dracula (1945) and Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948). See more »

Goofs

While Frankenstein is talking to his wife and later while the announcer is talking, the sound of stagehands cleaning up the lab set can be heard. See more »

Quotes

Elizabeth's Father: There are some things better left undone.
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Connections

Version of Roger Corman's Frankenstein Unbound (1990) See more »

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Still Enjoyable
23 July 2007 | by jlinendollSee all my reviews

Not as bad as you would expect. Lon was under the impression for part of the show, that it was a dress rehearsal. And having had a few drinks, he went thru the first half being careful not to break any props. Someone must have clued him in tho, by the 2nd half of the episode, because he plays it straight, and gives a good performance. Ignoring the first half, it's interesting to compare Lon's performance here with that from his earlier 1942 turn as the monster in GHOST OF FRANKENSTEIN. Lon is much more expressive in the TV role, and the makeup isn't bad at all. This episode has taken a lot of flak over the years, but it's not as bad as you would think for early TV. Definitely worth a look.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 January 1952 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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