Frankenstein Meets The Wolf Man (1943)
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Graverobbers open the grave of the Wolfman and awake him. He doesn't like the idea of being immortal and killing people when the moon is full, so he tries to find Dr. Frankenstein, in the hopes that the Dr. can cure him, but Frankenstein is dead and only his Monster is alive and this one wants to live, not to die like the Wolfman.
A Death Fight . . . Between Two Beasts !
Also Known As:
Frankenstein Meets the Wolfman
Title: Frankenstein Meets The Wolf Man
Release Date: March 05, 1943
Runtime: 74 mins
All Genres: Sci-Fi, Horror
Colors: Black and White
IMDB Rating: 6.4
Buried.com Rating: 7.4 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With F
MPAA Rating: Approved
Roy William Neill
Ilona Massey ...Baroness Elsa Frankenstein
Patric Knowles ...Dr. Frank Mannering
Lionel Atwill ...Mayor of Vasaria
Bela Lugosi ...Frankenstein Monster
Maria Ouspenskaya ...Maleva
Dennis Hoey ...Inspector Owen
Don Barclay ...Franzec - Townsman
Rex Evans ...Vazec - Innkeeper
Dwight Frye ...Rudi - Townsman
Harry Stubbs ...Constable Guno
Lon Chaney Jr. ...Lawrence Stewart Talbot / The Wolf Man (as Lon...
David Clyde ...Llanwelly Police Sergeant
Jeff Corey ...Crypt Keeper
Sonia Darrin ...Villager at Festival
Cyril Delevanti ...Freddy Jolly--Graverobber
Lance Fuller ...Vasarian Villager
Charles Irwin ...Cardiff Police Constable
Adia Kuznetzoff ...Festival Singer
Doris Lloyd ...Dr. Mannering's Nurse
Torben Meyer ...Gypsy
Beatrice Roberts ...Varja - Barmaid
Tom Stevenson ...Graverobber
Martha Vickers ...Margareta
Hans J. Salter
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- FROZEN EVIL meets FIERY HATE (original ad
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- Maleva: He is not insane. He simply wants to die.
Inspector Owen: This is Inspector Owen speaking, in Cardiff. Have you got anything in your files about a man named... Llanwelly Police Sergeant: Lawrence Talbot? Why of course, he lived here. Inspector Owen: Well, that's all right, then. We've got him up here in our hospital. Llanwelly Police Sergeant: I wouldn't want him in *our* hospital; he died four years ago!
Mayor Of Vasaria: We must be more clever this time. We must pretend to be friends with the monster. Vazec, the Proprietor: Yes, why not elect it mayor of Vasaria.
Dr. Frank Mannering: Mr Talbot, if you want us to help you, you must do as we say. Now, please lie down. Lawrence Talbot: You think I'm insane. You think I don't know what I'm talking about. Well you just look in that grave where Lawrence Talbot is supposed to be buried and see if you find a body in it!
Vazec: There, that's his burial place. A fire destroyed him and all his misdeeds. Maleva: He is dead? Lawrence Talbot: Oh but he can't be! Vazec: He didn't die any too soon for us; we all wished he'd never been born!
- The Frankenstein Monster, played by Bela Lugosi, is mute in this film, even though Boris Karloff's monster spoke in the earlier Bride of Frankenstein (1935). Interestingly, Lugosi had refused the role in the original Frankenstein (1931) because he would have had no lines. When Lugosi accepted the part in this film, the original script contained dialogue for the Monster, which was later edited out.
Originally, Lon Chaney Jr. was to play both the Wolf Man and the Frankenstein Monster, but the producers decided the make-up demands and schedule wouldn't permit this. However, late in life Chaney stated in an interview that he did play both monsters in the film.
When The Monster's dialogue was deleted (see Alternate Versions), also removed were any references to The Monster being blind - a side-effect of Ygor's brain being implanted into The Monster at the end of The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942). As a result, Lugosi's sleepwalker-like lumbering gait with arms outstretched is not explained and became the subject of ridicule. It also established the Frankenstein Monster-walk stereotype.
Several photos exist showing the deleted scenes (the fireside chat between the Monster and Talbot beneath the icy catacombs of the castle for instance; where Talbot & the audience learn that the Monster is still blind). This has been confirmed by several sources, including screen writer Curt Siodmak. In the mid-'80s a search was made through the Universal Studio vaults for a print or negative of the uncut prerelease version. As of this date, it has not yet been found.
The very first time we see the Frankenstein Monster, it is not Bela Lugosi in the makeup. Stuntman Eddie Parker also made appearances as the Monster - most noticeably during the final battle with the Wolfman.
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