Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man

Synopsis: Larry Talbot finds himself in an asylum, recovering from an operation performed by the kindly Dr. Mannering. Inspector Owen finds him there, too, wanting to question him about a recent spate of murders. Talbot escapes and finds Maleva, the old gypsy woman who knows his secret: when the moon is full, he changes to a werewolf. She travels with him to locate the one man who can help him to die - Dr. Frankenstein. The brilliant doctor proves to be dead himself, but they do find Frankenstein's daughter. Talbot begs her for her father's papers containing the secrets of life and death. She doesn't have them, so he goes to the ruins of the Frankenstein castle to find them himself. There he finds the Monster, whom he chips out of a block of ice. Dr. Mannering catches up with him only to become tempted to monomania while using Frankenstein's old equipment.
Director(s): Roy William Neill
Production: MCA Universal Home Video
  1 win & 2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
74 min

[Wind Howling]



Lawrence Stewart Talbot.

who died at the youthful

age of 31.


That's it.

Give me the chisel.

Suppose they didn't bury him

with the money on him.

Everybody in the village

knows about it...

his gold watch and ring

and money in his pockets.

It's a sin to bury good money when

it could help people. [Chuckles]

This gives me the creeps.

What do you think it will

look like after so many years?

Just bones

and an empty skull.

Watch the lamp.

Get me the light.




Even a man who is

pure at heart...

and says his prayers

by night...

may become a wolf...

when the wolfbane


and the moon is

full and bright.

It looks like

he's asleep.

Let's get on with it.

First the ring.

We won't have to worry for a long

time. I thought the dead was stiff.

Shut up.


It's holding me.

Help me.

Help me.


Help. Help!

Don't leave me!

Here. Now.

Come up.

Come on. Wake up and get along with you.

You've got a home.

haven't you?

Or do you want me to

take you to the station?

Good heavens!

How is the patient. Nurse?

He's conscious. Dr. Mannering.

And talked. He insists upon sitting up.

Conscious? Talked?

But that's impossible so soon

after a critical operation.

The nurse tells me

you're well enough to talk.

Why. Yes.

Pulse. 72.

no fever.

There's no pain?


Where am I?

Queen's Hospital.

Queens? Yes. Queen's

Hospital in Cardiff.


How did I get here?

You were found in the street more

dead than alive with a head injury.

How did you get

that skull fracture?

I... don't remember.

This is Inspector Owen.

I'm Dr. Mannering.

What's your name?

Lawrence Talbot.

Where did you come from?

Llanwelly Village.

But... how did I get

to Cardiff?

That's enough for now.

You must rest.

You'll be fit again

very soon.

If there's any change.

call me immediately.

Yes. Doctor.

Hello? Put me through to the

police station at Llanwelly.

Just a routine checkup. Doctor.

Then we can close the case.

[Phone Rings]

[Continues Ringing]


Llanwelly Police Station.

This is Inspector Owen

speaking. From Cardiff.

Have you got anything in

your file on a man named...

Lawrence Talbot?

Why. Of course.

He lived here.

Good. That's all right. Then. We've

got him up here in our hospital.

Huh. I wouldn't want him

in our hospital.

He died four years ago.

Why. Of course I'm sure.


I was present

at his funeral.

That'll be all.

Inspector. Good-bye.

Lawrence Talbot died four years

ago. Your man's an impostor.

That's a harsh word. Inspector.

Poor devil of unsound mind.

I'll wager he's sound enough

to remember his own name.

I'm gonna have

another talk with him.



That man is my patient.

not your prisoner.

I'll decide when

he can be questioned again.

Very well.

It's in your hands.


I found this bandage here

when I came in this morning.

I didn't open the window.

The patient must've done it himself.

You'd better

cover him up.

You're all right.

Nothing has happened.

Better get some more bandages.

We'll renew the compress.

Now. Don't excite yourself.

Please be calm.

Doctor... something

terrible has happened.

You must've had a nightmare. It's

evident you were walking in your sleep.

Call the police.

The police? Yes. You'd better call them.

I'm a...

I'm a murderer.

Yes. Of course.

Anything you say.

Ask Inspector Owen to come

here at once. Yes. Doctor.

What is all this

about wanting the police?

Last night. L...

I killed someone.

But you were in

this room all night.

I tell you. I did it.

I killed someone.

But you couldn't have.

You must've heard

the nurses discussing it.

Mr. Talbot. You're suffering

from a delusion.

It's true someone was killed last night.

But it happened many streets from here.

Moreover. He was attacked

by some sort of wild animal.

That's just it.

I turn into an animal.

Well. Mr. Talbot.

Decided to remember

your real name?

Mr. Talbot seems to have heard about

the unfortunate constable last night.

It's disturbing him. But

he doesn't understand.

There's a curse upon me.

I change into a wolf.

It's a bit difficult

to believe. My good man.

See that scar?

That's where I was bitten

by a wolf.

Only it wasn't a real wolf.

It was a man.

A werewolf.

I killed him.

Now I change into a wolf

at night when the moon is full.


It's the truth.

Ask Maleva. The old

Gypsy woman. She knows.

Maleva? Gypsy?


Mr. Talbot. You must

get back into bed.

Oh. Are you blind? Won't

you believe me? Help me.

Just tell us your real name.

Let us do the worrying.

I told you.

Lawrence Talbot.

Lawrence Talbot!

Why can't you understand?

Lawrence Talbot died

four years ago.


Four years?

Well. I did...


I can't die.

Mr. Talbot. if you want us to

help you. you must do as we say.

Now. Please lie down.

You think I'm insane.

You think I don't know

what I'm talking about.

Well. You just look inside that grave where

Lawrence Talbot is supposed to be buried.

and see if you find

a body in it.

Please get back into

bed. Get on with it.

You're treating me like a lunatic.

Well. You're as stupid as all the rest.

Come along. Inspector.

[Struggling Sounds


You mean to say that Talbot actually

experienced that murder last night?

I'm afraid so.

People with brain injuries sometimes

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Curt Siodmak

Curt Siodmak was a Polish-born American novelist and screenwriter. He is known for his work in the horror and science fiction film genres, with such films as The Wolf Man and Donovan's Brain. more…

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