02 October 2006

Young Frankenstein (1974)

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Directed by
Mel Brooks

Plot Outline:Lending his burlesque touch to 1970s genre revision, Mel Brooks followed his hit "western" Blazing Saddles with this parody of 1930s Universal horror movies. Determined to live down his family's reputation, Dr. Frederick Frankenstein (co-screenwriter Gene Wilder) insists on pronouncing his name "Fronckensteen" and denies interest in replicating his grandfather's experiments. But when he is lured by Frau Blucher (Cloris Leachman) to discover the tantalizingly titled journal "How I Did It" in his grandfather's castle, he cannot resist. With the help of voluptuous Inga (Teri Garr), wall-eyed assistant Igor (Marty Feldman), and a purloined brain, Frankenstein creates his monster (Peter Boyle). Igor, however, stole the wrong brain, and the monster tears off into the countryside, encountering a little girl and a blind hermit (Gene Hackman). Frankenstein finds the monster and trains him to do a little "Puttin' On the Ritz" soft-shoe, but the monster escapes again, this time seducing Frankenstein's uptight fiancée Elizabeth (Madeline Kahn) with his, ahem, sweet mystery. His love life and experiment in shambles, Frankenstein finally finds a way to create the being he had planned. Shooting in gleaming black-and-white, with sets and props from the 1930s and appropriate fright music by John Morris. [Lucia Bozzola, All Movie Guide]
Gene Wilder.... Dr. Frederick Frankenstein
Peter Boyle.... The Monster
Marty Feldman.... Igor
Madeline Kahn.... Elizabeth
Cloris Leachman.... Frau Blücher
Teri Garr.... Inga
Kenneth Mars.... Police Inspector Hans Wilhelm Friederich Kemp
Richard Haydn.... Gerhard Falkstein
Liam Dunn.... Mr. Hilltop
Danny Goldman.... Medical Student
Oscar Beregi Jr..... Sadistic Jailor (as Oscar Beregi)
Arthur Malet.... Second Village Elder
Anne Beesley.... Helga, Girl at Well
Monte Landis.... Gravedigger
Rusty Blitz.... Gravedigger
John Madison.... A Villager
Johnny Dennis.... Orderly in Frankenstein's class (as John Dennis)
Rick Norman.... A Villager
Rolfe Sedan.... Train conductor
Terence Pushman.... A Villager (as Terrence Pushman)
Randolph Dobbs.... Third Villager (Joe)
Norbert Schiller.... Emcee at Frankenstein's show
Pat O'Hara.... A Villager (as Patrick O'Hara)
Michael Fox.... Helga's Father
Lidia Kristen.... Helga's Mother
Richard A. Roth.... Insp. Kemp's Aide (as Richard Roth)
Gene Hackman.... The Blindman (Harold)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Leon Askin.... Herr Waldman (scenes deleted)
John Carradine.... Beaufort Frankenstein (voice) (scenes deleted)
Ian Abercrombie.... Second villager (uncredited)
Mel Brooks.... Werewolf/Cat Hit by Dart/Victor Frankenstein (voice) (uncredited)
Lou Cutell.... Frightened villager (uncredited)
Berry Kroeger.... First Village Elder (uncredited)
Jeff Maxwell.... Medical Student (uncredited)
Clement von Franckenstein.... (uncredited)