1964 The Evil of Frankenstein

The Evil of Frankenstein - 1964

A Hammer film production released by Universal Pictures 

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MPAA Approved Certificate No. 20649 

The characters and incidents portrayed and the names used herein are fictitious and any similarity to the name, character, or history of any person is entirely accidental and unintentional 

RCA Sound Recording 

Produced at Bray Studios, England 

Eastmancolor 86 mins 


On the run yet again, Baron Frankenstein, with his assistant Hans, returns to his castle, only to find it derelict and all his belongings confiscated by the Burgomaster. Then, by chance, a beggar girl leads him to a cave in the mountains where he finds his creature, perfectly preserved in the ice. He manages to revive it, but needs the services of hypnotist Zoltan to reactivate the brain. Unfortunately, however, the creature will now only react to Zoltan's voice and he plans to use it for his own greedy and vengeful ends! Watch the trailer on YouTube


Supervising Editor James Needs
Production Manager Don Weeks
Assistant Director Bill Cartlidge
Art Director Don Mingaye
Sound Recordist Ken Rawkins
Sound Editor Roy Hyde
Continuity Pauline Harlow
Make-up Artist Roy Ashton
Hair Stylist Frieda Steiger
Wardrobe Mistress Rosemary Burrows
Special Effects Les Bowie
Camera Operator Ronnie Maasz
Director of Photography John Wilcox, BSc
Music Composed by Don Banks
Music Supervisor Philip Martell
Screenplay by John Elder
Produced by Anthony Hinds
Directed by Freddie Francis


Baron Frankenstein Peter Cushing
Zoltan Peter Woodthorpe
Hans Sandoe Eles
Creature Kiwi Kingston
Chief of Police Duncan Lamont
Beggar Girl Katy Wild
Burgomaster David Hutcheson
Burgomaster's Wife Caron Gardner
Bodysnatcher Tony Arpino
Priest James Maxwell
Landlord Alistair Williamson
Manservant Frank Forsyth
Cure Kenneth Cove
Little Girl Michelle Scott
Drunk Howard Goorney
Burly Constable Anthony Blackshaw
Young Constable David Conville
Hypnotised Man Timothy Bateson


Freddie Francis's other films as director for Hammer are "Paranoiac" (1963), "Nightmare" (1963), "Hysteria" (1964) and "Dracula has Risen from the Grave" (1968). For Hammer rivals Amicus, he directed "Dr Terror's House of Horrors" (1965), "The Skull" (1965), "The Psychopath" (1966), "The Deadly Bees" (1966), "Torture Garden" (1967), "They Came from beyond Space" (1967) and "Tales from the Crypt" (1972). For his son Kevin's Tyburn Films, he directed "The Ghoul" (1974) and "Legend of the Werewolf" (1975). His other credits as director include "Trog" (1970), "The Creeping Flesh" and "Tales that Witness Madness" (both 1973). He also worked for Hammer as director of photography on "Never Take Sweets from a Stranger" (1960). 
Sandor Eles also appeared in Hammer's "Countess Dracula" (1970). New Zealander wrestler Kiwi Kingston can be seen without his monster make-up in a fleeting role in Hammer's "Hysteria" (1964). 
Philip Martell takes over the musical reins following the death of John Hollingsworth, remaining as Hammer's chief Musical Director right up until their last film to date, "The Lady Vanishes" (1979).

Details were complied viewing the actual film. 
Source of viewing copy - The Hammer Graveyard Collection