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The Curse Of Frankenstein (1957)

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Status: In Release

Category: Film

Release date: May 2, 1957 (UK - Theatrical)

Genre: Gothic Horror

Country of origin: UK

Language: English

Running time: 83 mins

Directed by: Terence Fisher

Written by: Jimmy Sangster

Produced by: Anthony Hinds

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Baron Victor Frankenstein was the archetypal aristocrat, well-read, cultured and arrogant. Beyond the sophisticated veneer existed a cruel, utterly unscrupulous man, obsessed with ambition. Determined to realise his greatest dream to create life, he had assembled a creature from organs gathered from various unwilling donors. The creature is successful brought to life but the instability of the brain, damaged during surgery, causes uncontrollable violent spasms that result in indiscriminate murder... and it is the Baron to whom the blame is laid with fatal consequences.

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20 Sep 2013, 9:22pm

Peter Cushing makes the definitive Baron Frankenstein. Chris Lee is pathetic as the creature. The film was so successful that Hammer went on to make several sequels with the Baron in all of them. Not the monster unlike Universal's Frankenstein.