Frankenstein Created Woman (1966)

UK, USA, 1966
86m, 87m, 92m
35mm, Technicolor
mono, English

A British/American science fiction/horror film directed by Terence Fisher.

Plot Summary

Hans, the son of a convicted and executed murderer, is wrongly accused of murder by three middle class thugs who are the real culprits. Hans dubious lineage is evoked by the locals and he is wrongly executed as the supposed killer. A distraught Christina, his deformed lover and the daughter of the murdered man, drown herself in the local river and her body is recovered by Baron Frankenstein who is looking to test his newly invention which can capture a soul and move it from one body to another. Having captured Hans’ soul shortly after his execution, he places it in Christina’s body and revives her, reconstructing her deformities in the process and creating a stunningly beautiful blonde. Rechristened Anna, she has no memory of her previous life but the sight of the guillotine reactivates Hans’ memories and she sets out to take revenge on the men who really killed her father.

Credits

* = All uncredited crew credits are taken from a listing published in Film and TV Technician vol.32 no.259 (December 1966)]

Crew
Directed by: Terence Fisher
© MCMLXVI [1966] Hammer Film Productions Ltd
A Seven Arts-Hammer Film production
Distributed by Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation
Produced by: Anthony Nelson Keys
Production Manager: Ian Lewis
Original Screenplay by: John Elder [real name: Anthony Hinds]
Assistant Director: Douglas Hermes
2nd Assistant Director: Joe Marks *
3rd Assistant Director: Christopher Neame *
Continuity: Eileen Head
Director of Photography: Arthur Grant
Camera Operator: Moray Grant
1st Camera Assistant (Focus): Bob Jordan *
Other Camera Assistant: Eddy Collins *
Still Cameraman: Tom Edwards *
Supervising Editor: James Needs
Editor: Spencer Reeve
1st Assistant Editor: Elizabeth Redstone *
Other Assistant Editor: Chris Brennan *
Dubbing Editor: Roy Hyde *
Color by: DeLuxe
Music Composed by: James Bernard
Musical Supervisor: Philip Martell
Sound Recordist: Ken Rawkins
Sound Camera Operators: Al Thorne *, John Souter *
Boom Operator: Charles Wheeler *
Sound Maintenance: Cyril Hunt *
Sound Editor: Roy Hyde
Dubbing Crew: Anvil *
RCA Sound Recording
Wardrobe Mistress: Rosemary Burrows
Wardrobe Master: Larry Stewart
Make-up: George Partleton
Hair Stylist: Frieda Steiger
Special Effects: Les Bowie
Production Designer: Bernard Robinson
Art Director: Don Mingaye
Draughtsman: Tom Goswell *
Scenic Artist: Felix Sergejak *
Production Secretary: Pat Sims *
Publicity Directors: Alan Thompson *, Bob Webb *
Produced at Bray Studios, England
Casting: Irene Lamb

Cast
Peter Cushing (Baron Frankenstein)
Susan Denberg (Christina)
Thorley Walters (Dr Hertz)
Robert Morris (Hans)
Duncan Lamont (prisoner)
Peter Blythe (Anton)
Barry Warren (Karl)
Derek Fowlds (Johann)
Alan MacNaughtan (Kleve)
Peter Madden (chief of police)
Philip Ray (Mayor)
Ivan Beavis (landlord)
Colin Jeavons (priest)
Bartlett Mullins (bystander)
Alec Mango (spokesman)
Patrick Carter [guard] *
Kevin Flood [chief gaoler] *
Lizbeth Kent [1st woman] *
Howard Lang [guard] *
John Maxim [sergeant] *
Mark McMullins [villager] *
Stuart Middleton [young Hans] *
Antony Viccars [2nd spokesman] *

Alternative Titles

And Frankenstein Created Woman – working title
Frankenstein Made Woman – working title
Frankenstein schuf ein Weib – German title
Frankenstein creó a la mujer – Spanish title
La maledizione dei Frankenstein – Italian title
Frankensteins djävulska dotter – Swedish title

Sequel to
The Curse of Frankenstein (1957)
The Revenge of Frankenstein (1958)
The Evil of Frankenstein (1964)

Sequels
Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed (1969)
The Horror of Frankenstein (1970)
Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell (1974)

Extracts included in
The World of Hammer: Sci-Fi (1994)

References

Periodicals

  • The Daily Cinema no.9364 (5 May 1967) p.5 – review
  • Dark Terrors no.92 (March/April 1992) pp.29-31 – illustrated article (Frankenstein Created Woman: Trailer Script)
  • Film and TV Technician vol.32 no.259 (December 1966) – credits
  • The Film Daily vol.130 no.54 (21 March 1967) p.6 – review
  • Flesh and Blood no.5 (September 1995) p.18 – video review (Video by Peter Benassi)
  • The House That Hammer Built no.6 (December 1997) pp.300-308 – illustrated article (Frankenstein Created Woman)
  • The House That Hammer Built no.10 (October 1998) pp.91-106 – illustrated article (Terence Fisher)
  • Kine Weekly no.3109 (13 May 1967) p.11 – review
  • Monthly Film Bulletin vol.34 no.401 (June 1967) p.95 – credits, synopsis, review
  • Motion Picture Herald vol.237 no.13 (29 March 1967) p.671 – review
  • Photon no.27 (1976) pp.20-21 – illustrated credits, review (by Robert E. Seletsky)
  • Sight & Sound vol.5 no.6 (June 1995) p.62 – video review
  • Sight & Sound vol.14 no.2 (February 2004) p.67 – DVD review (Home Movies: Reviews by Geoffrey Macnab)
  • Starburst no.98 (1986) pp.12-15 – illustrated article

Books

  • The Charm of Evil: The Life and Films of Terence Fisher by Wheeler Winston Dixon pp.270-275; 538-539 – notes; credits
  • English Gothic by Jonathan Rigby pp.103, 135-136, 151, 155 – illustrated notes, review
  • Reference Guide to Fantastic Films by Walt Lee p.149 – credits
  • Terence Fisher by Peter Hutchings pp.10, 46, 63, 124, 132, 144-148, 153, 154, 155, 164 – notes
  • Terence Fisher: Horror, Myth and Religion by Paul Leggett pp.20-29, 115, 168 – notes

Other sources

  • British National Film Catalogue vol.5 (1967) – credits