Young Frankenstein
The scariest comedy of all time!
( Comedy / Horror )

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US Runtime: 108 min

Premiere Date:
Dec 15, 1974   [USA]
Director: Mel Brooks
Writer: Gene Wilder
Producer: Michael Gruskoff   [Producer]
Music by John Morris
Cinematography: Gerald Hirschfeld
Edited by: John C. Howard
Production Companys: 20th Century Fox
Crossbow Productions
Gruskoff/Venture Films
Jouer Limited


Gene Wilder
Dr. Fredrick Frankenstein
Peter Boyle
The Monster
Marty Feldman
Madeline Kahn
Cloris Leachman
Frau Blucher
Teri Garr
Kenneth Mars
Police Inspector Kemp
Liam Dunn
Mr. Hilltop
Oscar Beregi Jr.
Sadistic Jailor
Arthur Malet
Second Village Elder
Richard A. Roth
Insp. Kemp's Aide
Monte Landis
Rusty Blitz
Anne Beesley
Little Girl
Gene Hackman
The Blindman
Norbert Schiller
Emcee at Frankenstein's show
Rick Norman
A Villager
John Madison
A Villager
Lidia Kristen
Villager's Wife
Michael Fox
Little Girl's Father
Randolph Dobbs
Third Villager
Johnny Dennis
Orderly in Frankenstein's class
Rolfe Sedan
Train conductor
Clement von Franckenstein
Terence Pushman
A Villager (uncredited)
Berry Kroeger
First Village Elder (uncredited)
Lou Cutell
Frightened villager (uncredited)
Mel Brooks
Little Girl's Father (uncredited)
Ian Abercrombie
Second villager (uncredited)


Stanford C. Allen
assistant editor
Phyllis Garr
wardrobe: women
Anthony Goldschmidt
title and graphic design
William D. Gordean
assistant editor
Dick James
wardrobe: men
John Morris
James Plannette
Ray Quiroz
script supervisor
Ken Strickfaden
special thanks (lab equipment)
Jonathan Tunick
Richard Tim Vanik
camera operator

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


Tech Info:

Panavision Cameras and Lenses
Color Info:
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1
Cinematographic Process:
Film Negative Format:
35 mm
Printed Film Format:
35 mm


  • Frau Blucher: Would the doctor care for a brandy before retiring?
    Dr. Frankenstein: No. Thank you.
    Frau Blucher: Some varm milk... perhaps?
    Dr. Frankenstein: No, thank you very much.
    Frau Blucher: Ovaltine?
    Dr. Frankenstein: Nothing! Thank you. I'm a little tired.
    Frau Blucher: Then I vill say... goodnight.
    Dr. Frankenstein: Goodnight!
  • Dr. Frankenstein: That music...
    Frau Blucher: Yes! It's in your blood - it's in the blood of ALL Frankensteins! It reaches the soul when words are useless. Your grandfather used to play it to the creature HE vas making!
    Dr. Frankenstein: Then it was you all the time!
    Frau Blucher: Yes!
    Dr. Frankenstein: You played that music in the middle of the night...
    Frau Blucher: Yes!
    Dr. Frankenstein: get us to the laboratory!
    Frau Blucher: Yes!
    Dr. Frankenstein: That was YOUR cigar smoldering in the ashtray!
    Frau Blucher: Yes!
    Dr. Frankenstein: And it was you... who left my grandfather's book out for me to find!
    Frau Blucher: Yes!
    Dr. Frankenstein: So that I would...
    Frau Blucher: Yes!
    Dr. Frankenstein: Then you and Victor were...
    Frau Blucher: YES! YES! Say it! He vas my... BOYFRIEND!
  • Dr. Frankenstein: Hearts and kidneys are tinkertoys! I'm talking about the central nervous system!
  • [Froederick and Igor are exhuming a dead criminal.]
    Dr. Frankenstein: What a filthy job.
    Igor: Could be worse.
    Dr. Frankenstein: How?
    Igor: Could be raining.
    [It starts to pour.]
  • Dr. Frankenstein: Igor, would you give me a hand with the bags?
    Igor: [doing a Groucho Marx] Certainly, you take the blonde and I'll take the one in the turban.


  • The film was shot in the same castle and with the same props and lab equipment as the original Frankenstein.
  • The sound of the off-screen cat screaming when hit by a dart was director Mel Brooks.
  • The clock rings 13 times at the beginning of the film.
  • The cast and especially Mel Brooks had so much fun and were so upset when principal photography was almost completed, that Mel added scenes to continue shooting.
  • A couple who are talking on the train near the beginning of the film are having the same conversation in English, then in German.

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