Young Frankenstein script
Synopsis: Young Frankenstein is a 1974 American horror comedy film directed by Mel Brooks and starring Gene Wilder as the title character, a descendant of the infamous Dr. Victor Frankenstein. The supporting cast includes Teri Garr, Cloris Leachman, Marty Feldman, Peter Boyle, Madeline Kahn, Kenneth Mars, Richard Haydn and Gene Hackman. The screenplay was written by Wilder and Brooks.

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8WALTER AND ILSE8

VOICE OF BEAUFORT FRANKENSTEIN

(o.s)

...and to my niece Helene...

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9HELENE9

sitting with her boyfriend.

VOICE OF BEAUFORT FRANKENSTEIN

(o.s)

...and my dear nephew Wolfgang...

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10WOLFGANG10

sitting alone.

VOICE OF BEAUFORT FRANKENSTEIN

(o.s.)

...and lastly, to my cherished old

friend, Marlene, and her charming

daughter, Anastasia...

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11ANASTASIA AND HER MOTHER11

VOICE OF BEAUFORT FRANKENSTEIN

(o.s.)

...to all of you, in equal shares,

I hereby give, devise and bequeath,

absolutely and without any

restrictions whatsoever, all

property of every sort and

description, whether real,

personal or mixed, to which my

estate shall be entitled.

12HENRICH AND AGATHA12

are hugging each other.

13WALTER AND ILSE13

hugging each other.

14HELENE AND ANASTASIA14

hugging each other.

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15WOLFGANG15

is hugging himself.

VOICE OF BEAUFORT FRANKENSTEIN

(o.s.)

Unless...!

16GROUP SHOT16

They all look up suddenly from their hugging.

17ANOTHER ANGLE17

SCRATCH, SCRATCH, SCRATCH...the needle has reached the

end of the first side.

18HERR FALKSTEIN18

lifts the arm off and turns the record over.

HERR FALKSTEIN:

(apologetically)

It's a seventy eight.

He places the needle on the record.

VOICE OF BEAUFORT FRANKENSTEIN

(o.s.)

...Unless...my only male heir, my

great-grandson, Frederick -- whom I

have never seen but who is, at the

time of this recording, ten years of

age and residing in America with my

granddaughter, Katherine -- has, by

his own free will, embraced Medicine

as his career and acquitted himself

with some measure of esteem. Then,

to him I leave...everything!

The nine "Potential Heirs" are expressionless.

VOICE OF BEAUFORT FRANKENSTEIN

(o.s.)

My castle, together with its

laboratory, its public and private

library, and all notes and journals

contained therein, all acreage

surrounding my estate, plus all

income and principle thereof...in

the fond hope that yet another

Frankenstein shall lift our family

name to an eminence of dignity, and

sanity, that it once enjoyed.

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Gene Wilder

Jerome Silberman (June 11, 1933 – August 29, 2016), known professionally as Gene Wilder, was an American actor, screenwriter, director, producer, singer-songwriter and author. more…

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