Frankenstein 1970 (1958)

35mm film, “filmed in CinemaScope”, black and white, 2.35:1
mono, English

An American science fiction/horror film directed by Howard W. Koch. Production began on 1 January 1958.

Plot Summary

Baron Victor Von , having fallen on hard times, decides to allow a television crew to make documentary about his infamous ancestors. But he uses the money he makes to buy a nuclear reactor which he needs to complete his own creation, using his butler's brain and body parts stolen from the murdered TV crew.


* = uncredited

Directed by: Howard W. Koch
© MCMLVIII [1958] by Allied Artists Pictures Corporation
Allied Artists Pictures Corporation presents. Allied Artists Productions, Inc.
Produced by: Aubrey Schenck
Screenplay by: Richard Landau and George Worthing Yates
Story by: Aubrey Schenck and Charles A. Moses
Characters: Mary Shelley *
Photography by: Carl E. Guthrie
Film Editor: John A. Bushelman
Music by: Paul Dunlap
Sound by: Francis E. Stahl
RCA Sound Recording
Makeup Supervisor: Gordon Bau
Production Designer: Jack T. Collis

Boris Karloff (Frankenstein)
Tom Duggan (Mike Shaw)
Jana Lund (Carolyn Hayes)
Donald Barry (Douglas Row)
Charlotte Austin (Judy Stevens)
Irwin Berke (Inspector Raab)
Rudolph Anders (Wilhelm Gottfried)
John Dennis (Morgan Haley)
Norbert Schiller (Shuter)
Mike Lane (Hans)
Franz Roehn *
Joe Ploski *
Otto Reichow *

Alternative Titles

Frankenstein – US TV title
Frankenstein 1960 – working title
Frankenstein – 1970 – end credits title
Frankenstein 1975 – working title
Die Hexenküche des Dr Rambow – German title

See also
Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
Frankenstein (1931)
Son of Frankenstein (1939)


by Walt Lee p.149 – credits
Unsung Horrors by Eric McNaughton & Darrell Buxton (eds) pp.132-133 – illustrated review (by Martin Dallard)