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


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?


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Chicago talk show host Tom Duggan had a part in the film and invited Charlotte Austin and Don 'Red' Barry on his show to give the film a publicity boost. Unfortunately, both actors had a few drinks prior to going on camera and proceeded to belittle the film's quality, much to Duggan's chagrin.
It was originally planned to include a ceramic bust of Boris Karloff in all scenes where he was working on the monster, but that ultimately did not work out.
This film was originally going to be entitled "Frankenstein 1960" but it didn't sound futuristic enough. It was also thought to be too far fetched that an independent researcher could obtain his own atomic reactor in 1960.
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