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Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943) was a Science Fiction - Horror Film directed by Roy William Neill and produced by George Waggner.

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Monster Mayhem! It's Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man

By Rick29 on Oct 9, 2016 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

Bela Lugosi as the Monster. The surprising popularity of 1942's The Ghost of Frankenstein (not one of my faves) left Universal Studios in a quandary. It wanted to make a sequel, but its staff writers felt that the Frankenstein Monster had nowhere to go. Desperation sometimes results in inspiration ... Read full article


Monster Mayhem! It's Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man

By Rick29 on Oct 9, 2016 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

Bela Lugosi as the Monster. The surprising popularity of 1942's The Ghost of Frankenstein (not one of my faves) left Universal Studios in a quandary. It wanted to make a sequel, but its staff writers felt that the Frankenstein Monster had nowhere to go. Desperation sometimes results in inspiration ... Read full article


FRANKENSTEIN MEETS THE WOLF MAN ( 1943 )

By Theresa Brown on Oct 29, 2015 From CineMaven's Essays from the Couch

I believe in monsters. Don?t you? If they didn?t exist, how could Universal Pictures be able to feature them as a hallmark of their brand? Why, in this blogathon alone there are several entries covering monsters. If you click on The Universal Blogathon banner you will find those entries and many ot... Read full article


Classic Films in Focus: FRANKENSTEIN MEETS THE WOLF MAN (1943)

By Jennifer Garlen on Apr 16, 2015 From Virtual Virago

Universal Studios enjoyed so much success with its various monsters that the temptation to make endless sequels and combinations of characters proved too tempting, and movies like Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943) appeared in large numbers throughout the 1930s and 40s. Of course, the quality of... Read full article


Classic Films in Focus: FRANKENSTEIN MEETS THE WOLF MAN (1943)

By Jennifer Garlen on Apr 16, 2015 From Virtual Virago

Universal Studios enjoyed so much success with its various monsters that the temptation to make endless sequels and combinations of characters proved too tempting, and movies like Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943) appeared in large numbers throughout the 1930s and 40s. Of course, the quality of... Read full article


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Dr. Frank Mannering: I can't do it! I can't destroy Frankenstein's creation. I've got to see it at its full power.


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!


Lawrence Talbot: Why have you followed me?
Dr. Frank Mannering: Talbot, you're a murderer.
Lawrence Talbot: Prove it.
Dr. Frank Mannering: You're insane at times and you know it. You're sane enough now though to know what you're doing. Why don't you let me take care of you?
Lawrence Talbot: You think it would do any good to put me in a lunatic asylum?
Dr. Frank Mannering: You know that's where you belong. It's the only thing to do.
Lawrence Talbot: Oh that wouldn't do any good. I'd only escape again sooner or later.
Dr. Frank Mannering: We might be able to cure you. It might prevent you...
Lawrence Talbot: I only want to die. That's why I'm here. If I ever find peace I'll find it here.


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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. 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.
The matte painting of the town of "Vasaria" is lifted from Universal's My Little Chickadee.
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. Late in life Chaney stated in an interview that he did, however, play both monsters in the film. Although he may well have been referring, correctly, to _Abbott and Costello Meet the Ghosts (1948)_ where he briefly doubled Glenn Strange after he broke an ankle throwing a woman through the laboratory skylight near the end of the film. You can actually see Strange stumble but keep upright after the throw.
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