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Ghost of Frankenstein
1942 | B&W | 67 Minutes | 1:37:1 | NR | Horror | Mono | Universal Pictures

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Director: Erle C. Kenton

Writers: Scott Darling

Stars:
Cedric Hardwicke
Lon Chaney Jr. 
Ralph Bellamy
Lionel Atwill 
Bela Lugosi
Evelyn Ankers

Ygor resurrects Frankenstein's monster and brings him to the original doctor's son, Ludwig, for help. Ludwig, obsessed with the idea of restoring the monster to full power, is unaware that his various associates all have different ideas about whose brain is to be transplanted into the monster's skull.

Watch for this odd little mistake:

The first time we see the close-up for the wall plaque for "Dr. Frankenstein - Diseases of the Mind" outside his "mansion", it is hardly in such a place. If you look close to the left of the sign you'll see a ladder, wires on the ground, palm trees and a station wagon type of car.

And an interesting note:

Lon Chaney was known for his hard-drinking ways. During production of this film, Chaney became inebriated while in full costume and got "lost" in the intricate mazes that were part of the laboratory sets. It took several minutes for him to find his way free. A similar incident occurred many years later when Chaney played the Frankenstein Monster on an episode of Tales of Tomorrow. Once again, Chaney became intoxicated and mistakenly believed that the show's live telecast was actually the final dress rehearsal. For much of the performance, Chaney stumbled about, picking up breakaway props he was supposed to destroy and then setting them back down.


Comments

  1. After seeing a lot of Frankenstein movies, I'm not even sure if I've seen this one! Well, I guess if a person has to have a drinking problem, they might as well be playing Frankenstein or The Mummy. ;) From what I've heard, Lon Chaney was also drunkenly stumbling around in his Mummy role. Actually, drinking might have helped make his monster performances more authentic!

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