The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942) was a Drama - Fantasy Film directed by Erle C. Kenton and produced by George Waggner.
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The Ghost of Frankenstein is pretty bad stuff. Running less than seventy minutes, it’s unbearably boring from the twenty-five minute mark, once the picture focus on Cedric Hardwicke. Ghost opens with villagers pursuing Bela Lugosi’s evil hunchback. Though awful, Lugosi’s at least a... Read full article
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Erik: Hello Elsa. I didn't see you. Where's your father? I must speak with him.
Elsa Frankenstein: What are you doing driving around the countryside in the middle of the day? Town prosecutor should be in his office working.
Erik: Sometimes my work takes me out of my office. I came to see your father.
Elsa Frankenstein: That's pretty. I flattered myself that you came way out here just to take me for a drive.
Erik: I wish that were the case darling. Nothing would make me happier. But this is a very serious matter, I must see your father
Elsa Frankenstein: Since you put it that way I'll have to find him for you
Dr. Ludwig Frankenstein: Does he understand?
Ygor: Oh yes.
Dr. Ludwig Frankenstein: Is he willing
Ygor: Can't you see? He is the first time happy in his life
The Monster: [with Ygor's voice] Bohmer! You tricked me, Bohmer!
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The first draft of the script was written by Eric Taylor was considered too depressing. The original Taylor treatment brought Wolf von Frankenstein back into play, as well as Ygor, plus a misshapen hunchback, Theodor. Ygor's plan was to create a vengeful mob of society's rejects, ala Freaks, led by himself, with the Monster as brute force. A rewrite was ordered and given to veteran writer Scott Darling who retained the fundamental scenario but made significant changes.
Lon Chaney Jr. was cast while he was still filming The Wolf Man.
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