No, no, FrankenSTIEN!



I just watched The Revenge of Frankenstein—Hammer Films, 1958, with the incomparable Peter Cushing as the good Baron. I did find it highly amusing however, that having escaped the guillotine at the start of the film, he proceeds to start a new practice in a good sized city as ‘Dr Stein’.

But wait, his twisted genius doesn’t end there. When he is almost killed by his patients and transplanted into the body of his latest creation at the end of the film, he then sets up shop in another city as ‘Dr Francken’.
Brilliant doctor—not so brilliant con-man.

5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. anaglyph
    Nov 04, 2005 @ 14:21:32

    When he was ‘Dr Stein’, do you think his full name was ‘Frank N. Stein’?

  2. UniversalHead
    Nov 04, 2005 @ 14:36:16


  3. anaglyph
    Nov 07, 2005 @ 16:08:06

    Your post prompted me to get out my copy of ‘Young Frankenstein’ and watch it again.

    Igor and Frankenstein are hoisting a coffin from a grave:

    Frankenstein: This is a foul business!
    Igor: It could be worse.
    Frankenstein: Oh? In what way?
    Igor: It could be raining.

    It starts to rain

    …ah, how we laughed!

  4. UniversalHead
    Nov 07, 2005 @ 17:26:52

    When I first saw the scene with the moving bookcase and the final line “now listen to me very carefully …” I almost wet myself laughing.

  5. anaglyph
    Nov 07, 2005 @ 17:56:31

    Then there is the immortal:
    Frankenstein: “Werewolf?”
    Igor: “Therewolf!”