Combustible Celluloid
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With: Lon Chaney Jr., Cedric Hardwicke, Ralph Bellamy, Lionel Atwill, Bela Lugosi, Evelyn Ankers
Written by: Scott Darling, based on a story by Eric Taylor
Directed by: Erle C. Kenton
MPAA Rating: NR
Running Time: 67
Date: 03/13/1942

The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942)

3 Stars (out of 4)

Your Mother Was the Lightning

By Jeffrey M. Anderson

The Ghost of Frankenstein was the fourth in Universal's series of Frankenstein films, and the first without Boris Karloff; Lon Chaney Jr. took over as the shambling monster, while Bela Lugosi continued his great, broken, sad Ygor character. When angry villagers destroy the Frankenstein castle, the destruction frees the monster from its resting place. Ygor and the monster hit the road to find Frankenstein's brother (Cedric Hardwicke) to help restore the monster's energy. This time, Ygor wants his own brain inserted into the monster's body! Ralph Bellamy plays a lawyer and Lionel Atwill plays Frankenstein's assistant. This was directed by Erle C. Kenton, who had done the incredible Island of Lost Souls (1932), but times were different by 1942, and the Universal horror films had become more polished and less daring. This is not to say that they're not a lot of fun, though! This one, while not comparable to its predecessors, is still a pretty solid entry.

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