The Horror of Frankenstein

Synopsis: The brilliant but misunderstood scientist Frankenstein builds a man made up of a collection of spare body parts. The monster becomes alive but he has mental capabilities much below par. The monster is aggressive and wreaks havoc outside the laboratory.
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Director(s): Jimmy Sangster
Production: MGM
Rotten Tomatoes:
95 min



Yes, sir?

- Have you finished the problem?

- Yes, sir.

- A-ha!

- Something wrong, sir?

Certainly there's something wrong.

A careless mistake.

The result, no doubt, of going too fast.

Perhaps you'd be good enough

to show me, sir.

Here. The ratio ab-ac is constant

for that angle.

- That's perfectly correct, sir.

- Thank you.

But surely the ratios ob-ao, ab-ob tangent

and ob-ab cotangent are also constant, sir.

Silence, get on with your work.

Since you seem to find the work

that I set you so dull,

perhaps you will be kind enough to show me

what it is that you have in your desk

that fascinates you to such an extent.

Certainly, sir.

- What's this?

- Amateur anatomy.

Amateur smut. Come to the front.

- Hold out your hand, boy.

- No, sir.

- I beg your pardon?

- If I allow you to beat me,

it'll be an admission on my part

that you are superior to me.

Since this is patently not the case,

i cannot allow it.

- You're asking for trouble, young man.

- On the contrary, sir.

- I wish only to be left in peace.

- Will you hold out your hand?

- Are you feeling all right, sir?

- Perfectly well.

Your blood pressure's risen alarmingly.

Is there not a feeling of tightness

around the heart?

Now that you mention it,

there's a certain constriction.

Take my advice, sir, dismiss the class

and return home immediately.

Call the doctor.

I pray that you will be in time.

Yes. Yes, I will do that.

Class dismissed.

- How on earth did you manage it, Vic?

-L'll explain the whole thing to you.

It's the simplest thing in the world. You see,

everyone has some sort of weakness.

Find out what it is and it can be exploited.

I simply played on the fact that

buckmaster's weakness is hypochondria.

- What's that?

- He thinks he's sick.

- Well, he certainly looked sick.

- I thought you were marvellous, Victor.

- So did I.

- I was rather good, wasn't I?

I mean, he caught you with that rude picture,

didn't he?

Not rude, Elizabeth,

a picture of the human body.

-L'm interested in anatomy.

- Oh, come off it, Victor.

It's true. I was wondering, Maggie,

would you like to help me with my studies?

- Victor, I'd love to!

- Come on, then.

You see, Maggie, anatomy

is the study of the human body.

I'd like to have helped him.

I don't think he'd have

appreciated the offer, Stephan.

Oh, well, come on, you two. Let's go fishing.

We owe it to ourselves to know

as much about each other as possible.

Shall I take my clothes off now,


Later, Maggie, later.

- Will that be all, sir?

- Thank you, alys, that will be all.

For the time being.

Please, master Victor.

Like father, like son, alys.

You've a long way to go

before you're like your father.

Not too long, my girl.

Not too long.

- I need some money, father.

- You can't have any.

You're two years ahead

on your allowance already.

- What do you need it for?

- I need some more scientific equipment.

You what?

Listen, son.

If you came and told me you needed money

because you'd got one of the village girls

into trouble, I'd give it to you.

That would be normal.

But it's not natural for a boy of your age

to be so interested

in all this scientific twaddle.

It's just as natural as a man of your age

being interested in a 16-year-old housemaid.

How dare you insinuate such a thing!

- Oh, come off it, father.

- You get supercilious with me, boy,

and I'll take a whip to you.

That's your answer to everything, isn't it?

- If you can't bed 'em, beat 'em.

- Why you little...

How about letting me go to university, then?

I've told you, your place is here, at the castle.

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Jeremy Burnham

Jeremy Burnham (born 28 May 1931) is a British television actor of the 1960s and 1970s and a screenwriter.Burnham began in the late 1950s as an actor and appeared in many popular British TV series such as The Avengers, The Saint and Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) in 1969. In the mid-1970s he retired from acting and concentrated on screen writing in which he is now after several decades mostly credited with, script writing for series such as the sci-fi Children of the Stones, Minder and Peak Practice. He also wrote the children's tennis-based novel 'Break Point', which was made into a BBC Television series in 1982: Burnham himself played the leading role of tennis coach Frank Abbott. more…

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