Son of Frankenstein (1939)
Average Rating: 7.3/10
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The most elaborate--and longest--of Universal's Frankenstein series, Son of Frankenstein represents Boris Karloff's last appearance in the role of the Monster. The title character is played by Basil Rathbone, who with wife Josephine Hutchinson and son Donnie Donegan returns to the Old Country to take over his late father's estate. Rathbone receives a cool reception from the local villagers, who remember all too well the havoc wreaked by his father's monstrous creation. Though he assures his
Jan 1, 1939 Wide
Mar 29, 2005
MCA Universal Home Video
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A strangely literary and leisurely monster movie, laced with amusing gothic doodles.
The set, shot in a style reminiscent of the German Expressionist classics, is superb.
A surprisingly good effort to extend the narrative of the first two films in a manner both intelligent and likely.
Boasts some stunning set design by Russell Gausman, a good script, and a magnificent cast.
not as good as Young Frankenstein, or the first two, but still a good effort
It's enjoyable, not really memorable, but certainly a cut above what would soon follow.
A little too long, but beautifully designed and Lugosi carries the show.
Great plot that could have been fleshed out more.
Despite all its flaws, there are enough grand moments to make this into a superior Frankenstein tale.
One of the very best of the series
The last great Universal Frankenstein feature, despite Rathbone's over-the-top performance. Karloff is splendid as the creature and Lugosi launches a new phase of his career as Igor.
Audience Reviews for Son of Frankenstein
- Baron Wolf von Frankenstein: Nothing in nature is terrifying when one understands it.
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