Son of Frankenstein

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Overview

Wolf Frankenstein, son of Henry Frankenstein, returns with his wife, to his fathers estate to claim his inheritance. When he arrives with his family he recieves a hostile reception from locals. While exploring his fathers laboratory he comes across crooked blacksmith - Ygor, who asks him to revive his father's creation - the MONSTER who is lying in a coma. Wolf tries to revive the monster and believes he fails but then some of the locals are found murdered soon after who just happened to be part of the jury that sent Ygor to the gallows. The villagers immediately connect the killings to Frankenstein and send the inspector to investigate. He discovers the monster is alive and is being used as tool by Ygor. Wolf then in fit of madness shoots Ygor. The then enraged monster losing his only friend kidnaps Wolf's son. In the end Wolf tracks the monster to the lab where he swings down on a chain knocking the monster into a sulpher pit and thus his demise.

  1. Wyllis Cooper

    Screenplay

  2. Mary Shelley

    Novel

  3. Rowland V. Lee

    Director

Top Billed Cast

  1. Basil Rathbone

    Basil Rathbone

    Baron Wolf von Frankenstein

  2. Boris Karloff

    Boris Karloff

    The Monster

  3. Bela Lugosi

    Bela Lugosi

    Ygor

  4. Lionel Atwill

    Lionel Atwill

    Krogh

  5. Josephine Hutchinson

    Josephine Hutchinson

    Elsa von Frankenstein

  6. Donnie Dunagan

    Donnie Dunagan

    Peter von Frankenstein

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 39m

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  • January 13, 1939
    NR, Theatrical

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