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The Horror of Frankenstein (1970)

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Scientist Victor Frankenstein builds a man from spare body parts; the monster comes alive and wreaks havoc.

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Jimmy Sangster

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Jeremy Burnham (screenplay), Jimmy Sangster (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ralph Bates ... Victor Frankenstein
Kate O'Mara ... Alys
Veronica Carlson ... Elizabeth Heiss
Dennis Price ... The Graverobber
Jon Finch ... Lt. Henry Becker
Bernard Archard ... Prof. Heiss
Graham James Graham James ... Wilhelm Kassner
James Hayter ... Bailiff
Joan Rice ... Graverobber's Wife
Stephen Turner Stephen Turner ... Stephan
Neil Wilson ... Schoolmaster
James Cossins ... Dean
Glenys O'Brien Glenys O'Brien ... Maggie
Geoffrey Lumsden Geoffrey Lumsden ... Instructor
Chris Lethbridge-Baker Chris Lethbridge-Baker ... Priest (as C. Lethbridge Baker)
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Storyline

The brilliant but misunderstood scientist Frankenstein builds a man made up of a collection of spare body parts. The monster becomes alive but he has mental capabilities much below par. The monster is aggressive and wreaks havoc outside the laboratory. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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Drama | Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 June 1971 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Horror of Frankenstein See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

EMI Films, Hammer Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This is the only Hammer "Frankenstein" film in which Peter Cushing does not appear. See more »

Goofs

When the monster first leaves the castle, it pulls the lock right out of the door. Shortly afterward it is in place again without anybody having the time to do the repair. See more »

Quotes

Victor Frankenstein: I'm going to make a person!
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Victor Frankenstein as a young sociopath; dull monster
4 December 2005 | by FieCrierSee all my reviews

Hammer is good at sets, props, costumes, and casting overall. However, the writing for this one is on the weak side, as was the casting of Prowse as Frankenstein's monster and the makeup for the monster.

Frankenstein is played as a smart-alecky sociopath, which I didn't so much have a problem with. The people are him are rather stupid, which works out well for him but I found it a bit boring and perhaps it should have been played a little more for comedy than it already was. Prowse's monster is one of the least interesting monsters in any Frankenstein movie. He's a killer from the start, and then Frankenstein's attack dog essentially. He's also not merely large, but exceptionally fit, which just doesn't seem right.

Kate O'Mara shows off as much cleavage as is possible without showing more, suggesting Frankenstein perhaps invented tape. It didn't strike me as a particularly bloody film, so some of the other comments make me wonder if I didn't happen upon an edited version. I watched the Republic Pictures videotape released 1994.


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