Tales of Tomorrow (1951–1953)
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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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Certificate:

TV-G
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 January 1952 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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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 Il mostro di Frankenstein (1921) See more »

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An early stapl(ing)...
21 April 2014 | by poe426See all my reviews

Second only to Boris Karloff in the James Whale version, Lon Chaney, Jr. does a memorable Monster in this televersion of FRANKENSTEIN. The makeup is a close second only to the Jack Pierce look, and, inebriated or not, the fury Chaney brings to his portrayal of the Monster is impressive. I WAS surprised by his careful setting down of the chair during the Monster's rampage, but the fact that he thought they were rehearsing the scene makes it understandable; s*** happens, especially during Live television (which I've done). The shorter format leaves little room for filler, which is okay by me: all too often, fright films tend to run long (and bog down in their snail's-pace storytelling), with too little action and almost NEVER enough Monster for the True Connesieur.


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