Son of Frankenstein

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Wolf von Frankenstein returns to the Baronial manor from the United States with his wife Elsa and son Peter. He not made welcome by the locals who are still terrified of his father's works and the monster he created. The local Burgomaster gives him a sealed briefcase left by his father and inside, Wolf finds his father's scientific notes. At the manor house he meets his father's assistant Igor who has a surprise for him: the monster his father created is still alive, though in some sort of coma. Wolf's initial attempts to re-animate the creature seem to fail but when Peter says he saw a giant in the woods, it appears he's met success. When people are mysteriously killed in the village there is little doubt that the monster is responsible.

Director: Rowland V. Lee
Writer: Mary Shelley (suggested by the story written in 1816), Wyllis Cooper (screenplay)
Production: MCA Universal Home Video
Year: 1939
MetaScore: N/A/100
ImdbRating: 7.1
BoxOffice: N/A
Released: 13 Jan 1939
Awards: 1 win & 1 nomination.


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Baron Wolf von Frankenstein - Basil Rathbone
The Monster - Boris Karloff
Inspector Krogh - Lionel Atwill
Elsa von Frankenstein - Josephine Hutchinson
Peter von Frankenstein - Donnie Dunagan
Amelia - Emma Dunn
Thomas Benson - Edgar Norton
Fritz - Perry Ivins
Burgomaster - Lawrence Grant
Emil Lang - Lionel Belmore
Ewald Neumüller - Michael Mark
Frau Neumüller - Caroline Frances Cooke
Burgher (as Lorimer Johnson) - Lorimer Johnston
Burgher - Tom Ricketts
Villager (unconfirmed) - Dwight Frye
Policeman - Ward Bond
Undetermined Role - Betty Chay
Bearded Gendarme - Harry Cording
Actor - Jack Curtis
Undetermined Role - Jack Harris
Webber - Burgher - Russ Powell
Dr. Berger - Clarence Wilson