1970 The Horror of Frankenstein

The Horror of Frankenstein - 1970

A Hammer Film production presented by EMI Film Productions Limited, distributed by Anglo-EMI Film Distributors Limited and released through MGM-EMI Film Distributors Limited 

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MPAA Approved Certificate No. 22572

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 EMI-MGM Elstree Studios, Hertfordshire, England 

Technicolor 91 mins


Young Victor Frankenstein possesses scientific knowledge and ambitions far beyond his tender years, but his father refuses to subsidise any more of his unorthodox experiments. The solution is simple - Victor arranges for his father to be killed in a shooting 'accident' and inherits his fortune. Now able to do as he pleases, Frankenstein embarks on his ultimate goal - the creation of a human being. But the creature he builds turns out to be a rampaging, murderous monster!

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Art Director Scott MacGregor
Production Manager Tom Sachs
Editor Chris Barnes
Assistant Director Derek Whitehurst
Sound Recordist Claude Hitchcock
Sound Editor Terry Poulton
Continuity Betty Harley
Make-up Supervisor Tom Smith
Hairdressing Supervisor Pearl Tipaldi
Wardrobe Mistress Laura Nightingale
Construction Manager Arthur Banks
Recording Director Tony Lumkin
Dubbing Mixer Bill Rowe
Camera Operator Neil Binney
Director of Photography Moray Grant
Music Composed by Malcolm Williamson
Music Supervisor Philip Martell
Screenplay by Jeremy Burnham and Jimmy Sangster
Based on the characters created by Mary Shelley
Produced and Directed by Jimmy Sangster


Victor Frankenstein Ralph  Bates
Elizabeth Veronica Carlson
Alys Kate O'Mara
Graverobber Dennis Price
Graverobber's Wife Joan Rice
The Monster David Prowse
Wilhelm Graham James
Professor Bernard Archard
Henry Jon Finch
Stephan Stephen Turner
Schoolmaster Neil Wilson
Bailiff James Hayter
Dean James Cossins
Maggie Gleyns O'Brien
Instructor Geoffrey Lumsden
Priest C. Lethbridge-Baker 
First Bandit Terry Duggan
Baron George Belbin
Woodsman Hal Jeayes
Little Girl Carol Jeayes
Workman Michael Goldie


Dennis Price appeared in many films, including the ghost story "A Place of One's Own" (1945), "Kind Hearts and Coronets!' (1949), "Private's Progress" (1956), "The Naked Truth" (1957), "I'm All Right, Jack" (1959), "The VIPs" (1963), "Jules Verne's Rocket to the Moon" (1967), "The Haunted House of Horror" (1969) and "Theatre of Blood" (1973, with Vincent Price). He was also in two of Terence Fisher's films away from Hammer, "The Horror of It All" (1963) and "The Earth Dies Screaming" (1964). His other Hammer productions were "Don't Panic, Chaps!" (1959), "Watch it, Sailor!" (1961), "Twins of Evil" (1971) and "That's Your Funeral" (1972). He died in 1973.

 Kate O'Mara also appears in Hammer's "The Vampire Lovers" (1970).

 Jon Finch went on to take starring roles in Roman Polanski's "Macbeth" (1971) and Alfred Hitchcock's "Frenzy" (1972). For Hammer, he also made "Vampire Lovers" (1970).

 David Prowse also played Frankenstein's monstrous creation in Hammer's "Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell" (1973), but his most famous role is probably that of Darth Vader (but not the voice) in the (then) "Star Wars" trilogy. He was also the Green Cross Code Man in the television road safety campaign of the 1970s. His other appearance for Hammer was in "Vampire Circus" (1971).

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