Son of Frankenstein

Synopsis: Wolf von Frankenstein returns to the Baronial manor from the United States with his wife Elsa and son Peter. He not made welcome by the locals who are still terrified of his father's works and the monster he created. The local Burgomaster gives him a sealed briefcase left by his father and inside, Wolf finds his father's scientific notes. At the manor house he meets his father's assistant Igor who has a surprise for him: the monster his father created is still alive, though in some sort of coma. Wolf's initial attempts to re-animate the creature seem to fail but when Peter says he saw a giant in the woods, it appears he's met success. When people are mysteriously killed in the village there is little doubt that the monster is responsible.
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Director(s): Rowland V. Lee
Production: MCA Universal Home Video
  1 win & 1 nomination.
 
IMDB:
7.2
Rotten Tomatoes:
91%
APPROVED
Year:
1939
99 min
25 Views

- Ain't you afraid?

- Of old Ygor? No.

- I say that I, for one, will not.

- Enough!

He'll be met exactly as arranged.

Now, friends, on his deathbed...

the old Baron Frankenstein

gave me this chest of papers...

to deliver to his son,

and deliver it I shall.

Haven't we had enough of that name here?

There was a time when our village

was prosperous and happy. Look at it now.

Forsaken, desolate,

shunned by every traveller, and why?

Because of these Frankensteins.

We live in the black shadow

of that cursed place up on the hill...

where only that crazy Ygor,

with his broken neck, dares to stay.

And now we go to the railway station

to welcome another Frankenstein.

This one is probably

just as bad as his father...

who created a monster

in the devil's own image.

It's in the blood, I tell you.

We've said these same words

a thousand times, and they get us nowhere.

Fine talk, Herr Inspector.

But Baron Frankenstein

does arrive tonight to claim his heritage.

- And then what?

- Yes, what then?

That's true, but he'll find

no friends here.

Nothing but locked doors

and darkened windows...

locked hearts and bitter hatred.

Let that, too, be a part

of the Frankenstein heritage.

Come, gentlemen.

We'll be there soon, darling.

That's good. So I can see Amelia.

That's right. Amelia will be there

waiting for you, and so glad to see you.

What strange-looking country.

Not much like America, is it?

On my first trip to Europe,

I was prepared for anything...

but I'm glad

we went to London and Paris first.

We must be getting close

to the village now.

It's exciting, isn't it?

Out there in the darkness,

a new life lies before us.

No more college classrooms

or faculty meetings.

- I feel rather like an explorer.

- That's what it is.

We're going to explore

something so foreign to us...

we can't even imagine

what it'll be like.

A medieval castle.

I wonder if there's a moat.

And a drawbridge,

and a great tall, dark tower.

And battlements.

Perhaps there's a haunted room.

Yes, there's sure to be a haunted room.

The castle itself is supposed to be haunted.

- Because of...

- Yes.

Because of the things

my father did there.

I remember the stories Mother used to

tell me when I was quite young in England.

It wasn't my father's fault

that the being he created...

became a senseless, murderous monster.

He was right.

You understand that, don't you, dear?

He was right.

It was the unforeseen blunder

of a stupid assistant...

that gave his creation the brain

of a killer instead of a normal one.

And how my father was made

to suffer for that mistake.

His name has become synonymous

with horror and monsters.

Why, nine out of ten people...

call that misshapen creature

of my father's experiments...

Frankenstein.

- Herr Baron Frankenstein?

- Yes.

I will see that madam and the bags

are placed in the car.

The Burgomaster's on the platform

waiting for you.

Thank you.

- Herr Baron Frankenstein?

- Yes.

I am Burgomaster of the village.

It's a great pleasure to see you,

Herr Burgomaster.

These are the gentlemen of the council.

We come to meet you, not to greet you.

I deliver you these,

on the instructions of your late father.

Thank you.

The large box contains certain papers

pertaining to the estate.

- The small one, the key that will open it.

- Thank you, I...

It is unfortunate that we cannot offer you

a more cheerful welcome.

But we can't.

Herr Burgomaster,

gentlemen of the council, villagers.

I quite realise

that it was my father's misfortune...

to be the unwilling,

unknowing cause of tragedy.

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Wyllis Cooper

Wyllis Oswald Cooper (January 26, 1899 – June 22, 1955) was an American writer and producer. He is best remembered for creating and writing the old time radio programs Lights Out (1934–1947) and Quiet, Please (1947–1949) more…

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