The Evil of Frankenstein

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Hardly the best of Hammer Studios' Frankenstein epics, The Evil of Frankenstein is too much the mixture as before to be truly memorable. Back in business once more is Baron Frankenstein (Peter Cushing), who finds his fabled monster (Kiwi Kingston) frozen in a block of ice. Once the creature is thawed out, the Baron, worried that the big lug might develop a mind of his own, engages the services of a hypnotist (Peter Woodthorpe). Instead of keeping the monster docile, the hypnotist decides to use old "Frankie" for his own evil designs, and we're off and running again. At 84 minutes, Evil of Frankenstein was too short for a two-hour network TV slot, so Universal (the film's American distributor) tacked on 13 minutes of pointless additional footage, featuring timorous villagers Steven Geray, Maria Palmer and William Phipps. The film was followed by a vastly superior sequel, Frankenstein Created Woman.

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Peter Cushing
as Baron Frankenstein
Kiwi Kingston
as The Creature
Peter Woodthorpe
as Prof. Zoltán the Hypnotist
Sandor Elès
as Hans, Frankenstein's Assistant
Katy Wild
as Beggar Girl
David Hutcheson
as Burgomaster
Duncan Lamont
as Chief of Police
Caron Gardner
as Burgomaster's Wife
Timothy Bateson
as Hypnotized Man
Tony Arpino
as Bodysnatcher
Frank Forsyth
as Manservant
Michelle Scott
as Little Girl
Anthony Blackshaw
as Burly Constable
David Conville
as Young Constable
Steven Geray
as Dr. Sergado
William Phipps
as Rena's Father
Maria Palmer
as Rena's Mother
Tracy Stratford
as Rena as a Child
Patrick Horgan
as David Carrell
Derek Martin
as Roustabout
Robert Flynn
as Roustabout
Anthony Poole
as Roustabout
James Garfield
as Roustabout
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