Son of Frankenstein 1939 NR CC

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Set 25 years after the explosive death of Frankenstein, this critically acclaimed sequel to the original horror classic stars screen legends Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff.

Starring:
Basil Rathbone, Boris Karloff
Runtime:
1 hour, 40 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Science Fiction, Drama, Horror
Director Rowland V. Lee
Starring Basil Rathbone, Boris Karloff
Supporting actors Bela Lugosi, Lionel Atwill, Josephine Hutchinson, Donnie Dunagan, Emma Dunn, Edgar Norton, Perry Ivins, Lawrence Grant, Lionel Belmore, Michael Mark, Caroline Frances Cooke, Gustav von Seyffertitz, Lorimer Johnston, Tom Ricketts, Ed Cassidy, Dwight Frye, Ward Bond, Betty Chay
Studio NBC Universal
MPAA rating NR (Not Rated)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 24 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Lace on October 12, 2012
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This is one of my favorite old time Frankenstein movies!! Son of Frankenstein starts where Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein ends. It is a truly well written and acted movie with the likes of Basil Rathbone, Bela Lugosi, and Boris Karloff to name a few. Go grab yourself some popcorn and be prepared to be pleasantly surprised by this late but great movie! Thanks and God Bless!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Paperbackstash on September 20, 2013
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The third sequel in the highly popular franchise has Dr. Frankensteins son, Baron Wolf Von Frankenstein, returning with his beautiful wife back to his home village and father's estate. The couple gets an unwelcome greeting upon their arrival, but determined the shrug off the ill effects his fathers reputation brought upon the family, Baron sets out to make a decent name for himself. Once at the estate, however, it seems as if the monster has survived and is now teamed up with his sidekick, Ygor, a creatively intelligent man with a broken neck. Ygor is up to no good but depends on the naivety of his lumbering friend to overlook this, while using the monsters muscle to create mayhem and obtain protection.

Curious, Baron Wolf reanimates the monster from a table where he has been lying sick. A detective, frightened along with the other villagers, discovers that the fiendish Ygor has been using the monster to do his dirty biddings. Killing the meddling little man, the detective soon learns the errors of his ways when "Frankenstein" becomes absolutely enraged. Saddened by the loss of his friend, and knowing that the village has never accepted him but instead always meant him harm, he runs out to wreak some terror and destruction of his own.

Rowland Lee is good as the director of this third follow up. Although not quite as visually stunning as the first two, this one still comes across rich in gothic appeal and creative shots. George Robinson's cinematography is breathtaking, especially with the laboratory settings. In short, this one looks about as nice as the others, continuing Universals awesome horror visual traditions. Frank Skinner's film score is wonderfully classic, wrapping around the scenes to create the perfect mood.
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After watching and loving the original Frankenstein(1931) and Bride of Frankenstein(1935), I had high expectations for Son of Frankenstein. Those expectations were not only met but exceeded. Rathbone was perfect as the Baron Frankenstein, and Legosi was a nice addition as Ygor. This film turned out quite unexpectedly to be my favorite of the 3 Universal Studios Frankenstein movies.
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Son of Frankenstein, 1939 film

This story begins with a miniature train. The people see a strange country from their coach. They will visit the castle of Frankenstein! Guess the name of the village? The Burgomeister greets Baron Frankenstein. But the villagers walk away. The Frankenstein family settles in, the night is stormy with thunder. A police inspector visits to assure them of protection against danger. They discuss the Monster. Is there a murdering ghost loose in the area? An armed Frankenstein visits the old laboratory. He finds Igor, who survived a hanging. He stole bodies “they said”. There is a secret room in that laboratory which contains the Monster. “He’s alive!” Can they bring him upstairs for repair and renewal? The machinery is put in place to revive the Monster. Measurements reveal the Monster will be super-human.

The experiment goes on with arcing electrical equipment. The Monster revives, but remains in a coma. Police Inspector Krogh visits the Frankenstein castle and learns what is happening. The young son tells about seeing a giant. A great imagination? Frankenstein returns to his laboratory. Where is Igor? The Monster finds the Baron, then sees his reflection in a mirror. [A large mirror in a laboratory?] Igor commands the Monster. A wagon loses its driver. Igor plays music. The Inspector must return to the village, there was an accident. Frankenstein’s wife and child plan to leave. But its not safe to leave and travel through the village. Inspector Krogh talks to Peter and learns about the watch given to the boy. There is a name inside. Later the Baron learned what Igor did. The Inspector arrests the Baron, this will satisfy the villagers. Igor had an alibi when every murder occurred. The victims were all on the jury that condemned Igor.
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By Melvin H. Chapman on February 12, 2014
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A great movie with great stars which would have scared the pants off me back when I was a youngster. Basil Rathbone and Boris Karloff were great as usual and Igor (Dracula fame) was also great! In fact, all the cast did a really fine job of it.
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There are so many top shelf actors in this film.
Even the boring stuff is well acted and engaging.
Highly recommended for a sick day at home.
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By President & CEO on October 9, 2013
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Classic Frankenstein movie. Gave me a sense of nostalgia. This move is a must see for classic movie buffs . Wow
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By JoJo on March 8, 2013
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Great old movie,Ghost of Frankenstein,House of Dracula old and time make's them even better.I love them all still looking for more.
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