The Curse Of Frankenstein (1957)
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After all his family has died, young and rich Baron Victor Frankenstein finds himself a teacher, Paul Krempe. Over the years, their relationship switches from teacher-pupil to research colleagues. Their specific interest lies in life itself. After resurrecting a dead puppy, Paul Krempe sees the monstrosity of their experiments and decides to quit working on those projects. But as Elizabeth, Victor's Cousin arrives to marry him, Paul stays in the house to protect her. Victor gets more and more obsessed with his work and starts building a man who is supposed to be a superior being. He even kills to get a proper brain. After a little accident the brain gets damaged, and when the creature is resurrected, it does not behave in a superior manner. In the course of events, Victor has chambermaid Justine killed by his creature. This is the sign for Paul Krempe to stop Victor's madness. He has to turn against his old student and friend.
Not recommended for people of nervous disposition
Title: Curse Of Frankenstein, The
Release Date: June 25, 1957
Runtime: 82 mins
All Genres: Sci-Fi, Horror, Drama
IMDB Rating: 7.1
Buried.com Rating: 8.1 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With C
MPAA Rating: Approved
Peter Cushing ...Victor Frankenstein
Hazel Court ...Elizabeth
Robert Urquhart ...Paul Krempe
Christopher Lee ...Creature
Melvyn Hayes ...young Victor
Valerie Gaunt ...Justine
Paul Hardtmuth ...Professor Bernstein
Noel Hood ...Aunt
Fred Johnson ...Grandpa
Claude Kingston ...Little Boy
Alex Gallier ...Priest
Michael Mulcaster ...Warder
Andrew Leigh ...Burgomaster
Ann Blake ...Wife
Sally Walsh ...young Elizabeth
Middleton Woods ...Lecturer
Raymond Ray ...Uncle
Josef Behrmann ...Fritz
Henry Caine ...Schoolmaster
Marjorie Hume ...Mother
Ernest Jay ...Undertaker
Eugene Leahy ...2nd Priest
Bartlett Mullins ...Tramp
Raymond Rollett ...Father Felix
Patrick Troughton ...Kurt
Anthony Nelson Keys
or, The Modern Prometheus") (as Mary W. Shelley);
More Movie Taglines:
- Not recommended for people of nervous disposition
- (...) will haunt you forever!
- The creature created by man and forgotten by nature!
- Please try not to faint
- All new and never dared before!
- Baron Frankenstein: Let's let our friend here rest in peace... while he can.
Baron Frankenstein: [after his monster has nearly killed him] I did it, Paul!
Baron Frankenstein: I've harmed nobody, just robbed a few graves!
- For many years this held the distinction of being the most profitable film to be produced in England by a British studio.
The first Frankenstein movie to be filmed in color
The idea originated with Milton Subotsky, who went on to co-found Amicus Films, Hammer's main rival during the 1960s and early 1970s. The script was revised several times to avoid repeating any elements from the Universal Frankenstein series. As part of this effort, new monster make-up had to be devised especially for this film.
Christopher Lee's monster make-up was almost literally done at the "last minute". After previous attempts to design a monster make-up using a cast of Lee's head had failed, make-up artist Philip Leakey made the final design the day before shooting began, directly onto Lee's face, using primarily cotton and other household materials. Since he didn't use any latex or molds, the make-up had to be recreated from scratch every day.
The original concept for this film was a black-and-white feature with Boris Karloff as Baron Frankenstein. Universal threatened a lawsuit if Hammer copied any elements from the classic Universal version. Hammer had Jimmy Sangster completely redo the script and had Jack Asher shoot it in Eastmancolour.
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