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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 (1942, Erle C. Kenton)

on Jul 13, 2013 From The Stop Button

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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[the monster is struck by lightning]
Ygor: The lightning. It is good for you! Your father was Frankenstein, but your mother was the lightning!


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


Elsa Frankenstein: [Erik arrives on a carraige] Where are you going Erik?
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


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Chaney would play the Monster a number of times later: footage from this film appears as stock shots in House of Dracula; he doubled Glenn Strange for three shots in Bud Abbott and Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein when Strange twisted his ankle; he played the role in a half-hour version of "Frankenstein" on TV's Tales of Tomorrow; and he appeared (masked) in two comedy sketches with Bud Abbott and Lou Costello on a 1952 The Colgate Comedy Hour show.
Dwight Frye appears as 2 different characters. First as one of the villagers who destroys the Frankenstein castle at the beginning of the film. Later in flashbacks to the original Frankenstein where he played Fritz, the hunchbacked assistant to the original Dr. Frankenstein.
Ralph Bellamy had previously played a member of law enforcement who hunts a murderous monster. The first film was The Wolf Man. In both movies Lon Chaney Jr. plays the monster.
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