Son of Frankenstein

1939

Wolf Frankenstein, son of Henry Frankenstein, returns with his wife, to his fathers estate to claim his inheritance. When he arrives with his family he recieves a hostile reception from locals. While exploring his fathers laboratory he comes across crooked blacksmith - Ygor, who asks him to revive his father`s creation - the MONSTER who is lying in a coma. Wolf tries to revive the monster and believes he fails but then some of the locals are found murdered soon after who just happened to be part of the jury that sent Ygor to the gallows. The villagers immediately connect the killings to Frankenstein and send the inspector to investigate. He discovers the monster is alive and is being used as tool by Ygor. Wolf then in fit of madness shoots Ygor. The then enraged monster losing his only friend kidnaps Wolf`s son. In the end Wolf tracks the monster to the lab where he swings down on a chain knocking the monster into a sulpher pit and thus his demise.

Cast:
Basil Rathbone .... Baron Wolf von Frankenstein
Boris Karloff .... The Monster
Bela Lugosi .... Ygor
Lionel Atwill .... Insp. Krogh
Josephine Hutchinson .... Elsa von Frankenstein
Donnie Dunagan .... Peter von Frankenstein
Emma Dunn .... Amelia (the nursemaid)
Edgar Norton .... Thomas Benson (the butler)
Perry Ivins .... Fritz
Lawrence Grant .... Burgomaster
Lionel Belmore .... Emil Lang
Michael Mark .... Ewald Neumüller
Caroline Frances Cooke .... Mrs. Neumüller

Josephine Hutchinson

Josephine Hutchinson was born on October 12, 1903 in Seattle, WA. After making her first film appearance at age 13, Josephine Hutchinson attended at Seattle's Cornish School of Music and Drama. Still in her early twenties, after several years of stock work in New York, she joined Eva Le Gallienne's Civic Repertory Theater where she won critical praise for her title role in "Alice in Wonderland." Her impeccable credentials notwithstanding, Hutchinson's earliest movie publicity emphasized the fact that hers was the longest name of any movie leading lady. She came to Hollywood in 1934 under contract with Warners, debuting in "Happiness Ahead". She co-starred with Paul Muni in "The Story of Louis Pasteur" (1936). At Universal, she played the wife of Basil Rathbone in The Son of Frankenstein (1939), an experience she cherished primarily because of the warm camaraderie between her co-stars Rathbone, Boris Karloff and Lionel Atwill. She played in many small roles, both in films - e.g., the phoney U.N. ambassador's wife in North by Northwest (1959) - and television ("Twilight Zone, " "Gunsmoke", "Perry Mason") in the 'fifties and 'sixties and continued to work steadily in films and television into the 1970s, most often playing firm, forceful elderly women. She died June 4, 1998 at Manhattan's Florence Nightingale Nursing Home, aged 94.

Emma Dunn

Emma Dunn was born on 26 February 1875 in Cheshire, England. She was a much noted stage actress before turning to films. She worked with such theatre luminaries as Richard Mansfield, Frances Starr, James Ellison and Blanche Yurka. She appeared in 3 productions under the direction of the legendary David Belasco. Emma Dunn was typed as mothers, grandmothers and housekeepers even during her earliest years in the theater. She was 41 when she played her first starring role on stage in 1916's Old Lady 31. She made her first film in 1919, and her last in 1948, changing very little physically during those three decades. Emma Dunn's best-remembered film assignments included the housekeeper of "pixillated" Gary Cooper in Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936) and the mother of Lew Ayres in several installments of MGM's Dr. Kildare series. Miss Dunn also authored 2 books regarding diction and voice quality. Emma passed away on 14 December 1966, in Los Angeles, California.

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