Monday, May 23, 2016

FRANKENSTEIN MEETS THE WOLF MAN / Universal Pictures - 1943

I have quite a few Universal Legacy collection movies left to post, sooooo, here's one I used to see back in the late fifties, I'd go next door to our neighbor's house every Friday night to watch the local fright night show at 11 pm. We loved the old Universal movies the most. This story's all about two of our favorite monsters, after being awakened in his coffin by two grave robbers, Larry Talbot discovers the Frankenstein Monster in a a block of ice. Larry changes into the Wolf Man and battles Frankie in the climax.

I have a sound clip for your approval, sooooo, you can push the big red 'GO' button located there by our Universal monster models, NOW, Ralphie The Tarantula!.. Here's a sample from... FRANKENSTEIN MEETS THE WOLF MAN!

Larry's laying in his coffin, two grave robbers open it up and the moonlight wakes him up, and, he's in a really grumpy mood!

Patric Knowles plays Dr. Mannering, he finds Larry and is trying to help him.

But, Larry's damned curse follows him everywhere he goes. He transforms into the Wolf Man again and escapes out the open window, death is in the air...

He finds Maleva and decides to travel with her to avoid being detected by authorities.

Larry transforms again and a crowd of angry locals are chasing him. He runs into an ice cave to evade the mob. There, he finds the Frankenstein Monster asleep in a hunk of ice and digs him out.

Larry is looking for Victor Frankenstein's book of notes about bringing the dead back to life, but, no go. He takes the monster with him to Dr. Mannering, who is engaged to Baroness Elsa Frankenstein. She knows where the book is kept and gives it to the doctor.

Mannering starts restoring the lab back to working order, he can't wait to test it out.

Love this shot of Baroness Frankenstein trying to sleep in a tore up old room in the castle.

The doctor is trying to help both Larry and the monster, here, they're getting their juice!

Of course, things go haywire and the monsters start battling it out, it's a pretty even match. Great shot of Bela Lugosi as good old Frankie.

Anyway, some dude blows up the dam and game over, man! The castle is completely destroyed, a set up for more of our pals in the future!! Okay, so, Eegah!! is here again on Wednesday for more from... The Dungeon!!


TC said...

At the end of Ghost of Frankenstein, the Monster was blinded, and that plot point may have been included in the original script for Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man. That may be why Lugosi stumbles around with his eyes closed and his arms waving. The references to it must have been in the scenes of the Monster talking, which were cut out.

The only other movie I remember seeing with Ilona Massey was the Marx Brothers comedy, Love Happy. It was a spoof of film noir detective movies, and she played a femme fatale. I read somewhere that she was a refugee from Eastern Europe, and she was an outspoken critic of Communism.

There may have been some talk of having Chaney play both monsters, but that turned out to be impractical.

I wonder why Maleva didn't just shoot Larry Talbot with a silver bullet, instead of seeking out Dr. Frankenstein to do him in? Well, no, I don't wonder, really. That would have ended the movie before it got started.

TABONGA! said...

Thanks TC, your insight is always welcomed, good stuff...

Dr. Theda said...

This is a Classic !! (with Bela as the Monster, Awesome !!)

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