The Ghost of Frankenstein
Ghost of Frankenstein (1942)
Title: The Ghost of Frankenstein
Directed by: Erle C. Kenton
Written by: W. Scott Darling; Eric Taylor
Produced by: George Waggner
Music by: H.J. Salter
Cinematography: Milton Krasner; Woody Bredell
Edited by: Ted Kent
Distributed by: Universal Pictures
Released: March 13th, 1942
Rating: Unrated
Running time: 67 min.
Country: USA
Language: English
Previous: Son of Frankenstein (1939)
Next: Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943)

The Ghost of Frankenstein is an American horror film released in 1942 and directed by Erle C. Kenton. It is the fourth film in Universal Pictures's Frankenstein series and follows the events of 1939's Son of Frankenstein. A sequel film, Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man was produced in 1943. In this feature, the town elders of Frankenstein Village decide that they have had enough of the Frankenstein legacy and decide to burn down the castle. The hunchbacked curmudgeon Ygor flees into catacombs beneath the castle and discovers that the Frankenstein Monster has awakened. They escape from the villagers and flee to the village of Vasaria. Ygor finds Doctor Frankenstein's second son, Ludwig Frankenstein, and realizes that the doctor's surgical expertise might be able to fix both the monster and Ygor's condition simultaneously by placing Ygor's brain into the monster's body.

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  • Ghost of Frankenstein was banned in Finland.
  • The tagline for this film is "You can't keep a good monster down!".
  • The film uses stock audio samples composed by H.J. Salter, which is present in many of Universal's Frankenstein films.
  • Bela Lugosi reprises the role of Ygor for this film. Ygor appeared last in Son of Frankenstein. This is the final appearance of the character. Lugosi is best known for playing the infamous vampire Count Dracula in Universal's 1931 classic Dracula.
  • First professional acting work for William Smith, who plays a young boy in the film. Smith will go on to play dozens of minor roles in various horror, sci-fi and western film and television roles.

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