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Son of Frankenstein (1939)

Son of Frankenstein
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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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5 years, 2 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
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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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" TITLE OF WRITTEN WORK: Frankenstein PUBLISHED FORMAT: novel AUTHOR/CREATOR: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley ORIGINAL PUBLICATION YEAR: 1818 (anonymously), 1823 (with Shelley's name) HAVE I READ: Yes NOTES: Like Bride of Frankenstein, this is not actually based on a novel all it's own; it's actually based on a very minor subplot from the novel Frankenstein. "


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" The Ups: The teaming of Rathbone, Karloff and Lugosi making it the most starfilled of the Universal Frankenstein movies. Lugosi even deliver one of his most nuanced and strongest portrayals. Camera work and sets are top notch and things were still not recycled to the extremes as in the lower budget sequels that would define the genre in the 1940s. The Downs: It is the unsung final entry in the Karloff trilogy and a better ending than it gets credit for. The biggest problem here is that the m"


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"Third in the Universal Frankenstein series, this one feels like a more solid, consistent film than the previous two, though not necessarily the best of the bunch (I would still lean towards Bride of Frankenstein for that honor). Still, this one should not be dismissed. Basil Rathbone gives a solid and often comedic performance as Wolf Frankenstein. Karloff returns as the monster, great as always, though the role is slightly smaller in this film. The real spotlight goes to Bela Lugosi as Ygor, a "


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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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