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Son of Frankenstein (1939)

Son of Frankenstein                                  (1939)
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Basil Rathbone Basil Rathbone
Baron Wolf von Frankenstein
Boris Karloff Boris Karloff
The Monster
Lionel Atwill Lionel Atwill
Inspector Krogh
Josephine Hutchinson Josephine Hutchinson
Elsa von Frankenstein
Donnie Dunagan Donnie Dunagan
Peter von Frankenstein
Emma Dunn Emma Dunn
Edgar Norton Edgar Norton
Thomas Benson

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6 years ago at May 2 10:21
This is the last great film in the Universal Frankenstein series. Bela Lugosi steals the film giving one of his best performances as Ygor.
This movie has what could be the best cast of any Horror movie. Basil Rathbone and Lionel Atwill are solid in their roles. Karloff makes the most of his limited part. The musical score is excellent and recycled endlessly through the '40s by Universal. C... read more
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Description: Wolf Frankenstein, son of Henry Frankenstein, returns with his wife, to his fathers estate to claim his inheritance. When he arrives with his family he recieves a hostile reception from locals. While exploring his fathers laboratory he comes across crooked blacksmith - Ygor, who asks him to revive his father's creation - the MONSTER who is lying in a coma. Wolf tries to revive the monster and believes he fails but then some of the locals are found murdered soon after who just happened to be part of the jury that sent Ygor to the gallows. The villagers immediately connect the killings to Frankenstein and send the inspector to inv ... (more)
Release date: 13 January 1939
UPC: 025192140426
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