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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
Amelia
Edgar Norton Edgar Norton
Thomas Benson


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6 years, 4 months 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

Son of Frankenstein

3 months, 1 week ago at Jun 14 16:58
Universal’s horror branch was in decline when the success of a double feature re-release in 1938 of Dracula and Frankenstein provided a shot in the arm. Cut to 1939 and the brand new entry in the dormant Frankenstein franchise, a film that found Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi teaming up for the first time in an entry in the Universal Monsters mega-franchise. They’d both put in the work in genre... 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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Son of Frankenstein

“Universal’s horror branch was in decline when the success of a double feature re-release in 1938 of Dracula and Frankenstein provided a shot in the arm. Cut to 1939 and the brand new entry in the dormant Frankenstein franchise, a film that found Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi teaming up for the first time in an entry in the Universal Monsters mega-franchise. They’d both put in the work in genre trailblazers and immortal classics, so the chance to see them team-up was a recipe for success. It’s just a shame that Son of Frankenstein doesn’t quite live up to the thrill of seeing them slathered in putty and chewing on the scenery.   The absence of James Whale in this film is pronounced as much of Son of Frankenstein looks and feels anonymous. Whale’s first two entries contained sym” read more

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"SON OF FRANKENSTEINReleased: 13 January 1939 (95 minutes)Directed by: Rowland V. Lee Written by: Wyllis Cooper, Mary Shelley HOLY GODIVA 4 - ONION JACK 5 TOTAL: 9"



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