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Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man
( Horror / Sci-Fi )


Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man Poster

MPAA Rating:
Approved

US Runtime: 74 min

Premiere Date:
Mar 05, 1943   [USA]
 
Director: Roy William Neill
 
Writer: Curt Siodmak
 
Producer: George Waggner   [Producer]
 
Music by Hans J. Salter   [uncredited]
Charles Previn   [stock music - uncredited]
Heinz Roemheld   [stock music - uncredited]
Frank Skinner   [stock music - uncredited]
 
Cinematography: George Robinson
 
Edited by: Edward Curtiss
 
Production Company: Universal Pictures
 


Cast:

Ilona Massey
Baroness Elsa Frankenstein
Patric Knowles
Dr. Frank Mannering
Lionel Atwill
Mayor of Vasaria
Bela Lugosi
Frankenstein's Monster
Maria Ouspenskaya
Maleva
Dennis Hoey
Inspector Owen
Lon Chaney Jr.
The Wolf Man/Lawrence Talbot
Don Barclay
Franzec
Rex Evans
Vazec
Dwight Frye
Rudi
Harry Stubbs
Guno
 
Tom Stevenson
Grave Robber (uncredited)
Torben Meyer
(uncredited bit part)
Doris Lloyd
Nurse (uncredited)
Adia Kuznetzoff
Festival Singer (uncredited)
Charles Irwin
Police Constable (uncredited)
Lance Fuller
Villager (uncredited)
Cyril Delevanti
Freddy Jolly (uncredited)
Jeff Corey
Crypt Keeper (uncredited)
David Clyde
Llanwelly Police Sergeant (uncredited)
Martha Vickers
Vasarian Girl (uncredited)
 

Crew:

Hans J. Salter
musical director
Curt Siodmak
lyricist
 
Vera West
gowns
 

Filming Locations: (Now With Clickable Links To Location On Google Maps)

 

Tech Info:

Color Info:
B&W
Cinematographic Process:
Spherical
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1
Film Negative Format:
35 mm
Printed Film Format:
35 mm

Quotes:

  • Inspector Owen: This is Inspector Owen speaking, in Cardiff. Have you got anything in your files about a man named...
    Llanwelly Police Sergeant: Laurence Talbot? Why of course, he lived here.
    Inspector Owen: Well that's alright then. We've got him up here in our hospital.
    Llanwelly Police Sergeant: I wouldn't want him in our hospital; he died four years ago!
     
  • Maleva: He is not insane. He simply wants to die.
     

Trivia:

  • Originally, Lon Chaney Jr. was to play both the Wolf Man and the Frankenstein Monster, but the producers decided the make-up demands and schedule wouldn't permit this. However, late in life Chaney stated in an interview that he did play both monsters in the film.
     
  • When The Monster's dialogue was deleted, also removed were any references to The Monster being blind - a side-effect of Ygor's brain being implanted into The Monster at the end of The Ghost of Frankenstein. As a result, Bela Lugosi's sleepwalker-like lumbering gait with arms outstretched is not explained and became the subject of ridicule. It also established the Frankenstein Monster-walk stereotype.
     
  • The Frankenstein Monster, played by Bela Lugosi, is mute in this film, even though Boris Karloff's monster spoke in the earlier Bride of Frankenstein. Interestingly, Lugosi had refused the role in the original Frankenstein because he would have had no lines.
     
  • Several photos exist showing the deleted scenes (the fireside chat between the Monster and Talbot beneath the icy catacombs of the castle for instance; where Talbot & the audience learn that the Monster is still blind). This has been confirmed by several sources, including screen writer Curt Siodmak. In the mid-eighties a search was made through the Universal Studio vaults for a print or negative of the uncut prerelease version. As of this date, it has not yet been found.
     

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