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Frankenstein 1970 (1958) was a Horror - Science Fiction Film directed by Howard W. Koch and produced by Aubrey Schenck.

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On Blu-Ray: Boris Karloff in Frankenstein 1970

By KC on May 24, 2019 From Classic Movies

Decades after getting his big break in Frankenstein (1931), Boris Karloff revisited the idea in Frankenstein 1970 (1958). This time he was the one harvesting body parts and playing with knobs as Dr. Victor Frankenstein. Karloff is the draw in this low-budget quickie production which recently made it... Read full article


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Baron Victor von Frankenstein: [Reading from his ancestor's stone memorial marker] "I, Frankenstein, began my work in the year 1740 A.D. with all good intentions and humane thoughts to the high purpose of probing the secrets of life itself with but one end, the betterment of mankind."
[Speaking for himself]
Baron Victor von Frankenstein: So wrote my ancestor, but first he had to learn how flesh is made. He had to discover the art of transplanting vital organs from human beings into his creature and knitting them together until they all had all the attributes of God-inspired birth. Of course, I must admit that perhaps he was not too scrupulous about where he got his raw material.


Wilhelm Gottfried: [Pointedly to Dr. Frankenstein] What kind of deals do you have with the director of the morgue?


Baron Victor von Frankenstein: Shuter, yours is not the brain that I would have chosen, but at least you are obedient.


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The black statuette from The Maltese Falcon was used by the Warners prop department to dress the set.
This project was proposed because of the success of the "Shock Theatre" package of Universal horror films released to television. The other contributing factors were the recent successes of the British-made The Curse of Frankenstein and the low-budget American International release I Was a Teenage Frankenstein. This low-budget film had the advantage of being shot in CinemaScope.
The interiors were part of a set on Warners Stage Three, which had been constructed for the Errol Flynn-Dorothy Malone film Too Much, Too Soon,. In addition, the budget-conscious Schenck used cinematographer Carl Guthrie from the earlier film because his experience with the set allowed him to light the scenes quickly.
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