Young Frankenstein (1974) Full Movie

Young Frankenstein
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Young Frankenstein (1974) : A young neurosurgeon inherits the castle of his grandfather, the famous Dr. Victor von Frankenstein. In the castle he finds a funny hunchback, a pretty lab assistant and the elderly housekeeper. Young Frankenstein believes that the work of his grandfather was delusional, but when he discovers the book where the mad doctor described his reanimation experiment, he suddenly changes his mind.

Title Young Frankenstein (1974)
Release Date Dec 15, 1974
Genres
Production Company Crossbow Productions, Gruskoff/Venture Films, Jouer Limited, 20th Century Fox
Production Countries United States of America
Casts Gene Wilder, Teri Garr, Marty Feldman, Peter Boyle, Cloris Leachman, Madeline Kahn, Kenneth Mars, Richard Haydn, Liam Dunn, Danny Goldman, Oscar Beregi Jr.
Plot Keywords monster, experiment, castle, assistant, bride, laboratory, mad scientist, spoof, horror spoof, black and white, scientist, frankenstein
Frederick Frankenstein
Frederick Frankenstein
Gene Wilder
Inga
Inga
Teri Garr
Igor
Igor
Marty Feldman
Frankenstein's Monster
Frankenstein's Monster
Peter Boyle
Frau Blücher
Frau Blücher
Cloris Leachman
Elizabeth
Elizabeth
Madeline Kahn
Inspector Kemp
Inspector Kemp
Kenneth Mars
Gerhard Falkstein
Gerhard Falkstein
Richard Haydn
Mr. Hilltop
Mr. Hilltop
Liam Dunn
Medical Student
Medical Student
Danny Goldman
Sadistic Jailor
Sadistic Jailor
Oscar Beregi Jr.
Village Elder
Village Elder
Arthur Malet
Inspector Kemp's Aide
Inspector Kemp's Aide
Richard A. Roth
Gravedigger
Gravedigger
Monte Landis
Gravedigger
Gravedigger
Rusty Blitz
Little Girl
Little Girl
Anne Beesley
Blindman
Blindman
Gene Hackman
Villager
Villager
John Madison
Orderly in Frankenstein's Class
Orderly in Frankenstein's Class
John Dennis
Villager
Villager
Rick Norman
Train Conductor
Train Conductor
Rolfe Sedan
Villager
Villager
Terrence Pushman
Villager
Villager
Randolph Dobbs
Emcee at Frankenstein's Show
Emcee at Frankenstein's Show
Norbert Schiller
Villager
Villager
Pat O'Hara
Helga's Father
Helga's Father
Michael Fox
Helga's Mother
Helga's Mother
Lidia Kristen
First Village Elder
First Village Elder
Berry Kroeger
Second Villager
Second Villager
Ian Abercrombie
Werewolf / Cat Hit by Dart / Victor Frankenstein (voice)
Werewolf / Cat Hit by Dart / Victor Frankenstein (voice)
Mel Brooks
Frightened Villager
Frightened Villager
Lou Cutell
Theatre Goer
Theatre Goer
Leoda Richards
Clement von Franckenstein
Medical Student
Medical Student
Jeff Maxwell
Theatre Goer
Theatre Goer
Lars Hensen
Spectator
Spectator
Johnny Marlin
Train Passenger
Train Passenger
Maida Severn
Member of Angry Mob
Member of Angry Mob
Arthur Tovey

Reviews

  • John Chard

    For what we are about to see next, we must enter quietly into the realm of genius. Young Frankenstein is directed by Mel Brooks who also co-writes the screenplay with Gene Wilder. It stars Wilder, Marty Feldman, Peter Boyle, Teri Garr and Madeline Kahn. Music is by John Morris and cinematography by Gerald Hirschfeld. Filmed in black and white, Brook's movie is an affectionate spoof of the Frankenstein movies that came out of Universal Studios back in the 1930s. There wolf, there castle. You are either a Mel Brooks fan or not, there doesn't seem to be any middle ground. However, even his most ardent fans admit not all of his productions have paid dividends, but when on song, as he was in 1974 (Blazing Saddles also released), it's justifiable that those fans proclaim him as a spoof maestro. Ineviatbly a bit tame when viewed today, Young Frankenstein is still a picture of high comedy and clinical execution of the film making craft. Everything works, from acting performances, the gags that are both visual and aural delights, to the set design of the Frankenstein castle. It also boasts a smooth storyline, this is not a hodge-podge of ideas lifted from those Universal monster classics, it has a spin on the story and inserts its own memorable scenes along the way (Puttin' on the Ritzzzzzzzz, Oh my!). Of its time for sure, but still great entertainment for the Mel Brooks fan. 8/10