Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943)

USA,
73m
35mm film, black and white, 1.37:1
mono, English
Reviewed at The

An American horror film directed by Roy William Neill.

Plot Summary

Lawrence Talbot, the wolf man, is revived by grave robbers and sets about seeking a cure for his condition. He finds himself tracking down Baron Frankenstein, now long dead, and stumbles upon the monster frozen in beneath the ruins of the castle. Talbot frees the monster hoping it will lead him to the Baron's hidden notes, with predictably tragic results.

Credits

Crew
Directed by: Roy William Neill
Copyright MCMXLIII [1943] by Universal Pictures Co., Inc.
Universal presents
Produced by: George Waggner
Original Screen Play: Curt Siodmak
Assistant Director: Melville Shyer
Director of Photography: George Robinson
Film Editor: Edward Curtiss
Musical Director: H.J. Salter
Music: Charles Previn *; Heinz Roemheld [uncredited; Hans J. Salter *; Frank Skinner *
Director of Sound: Bernard B. Brown
[Sound] Technician: William Fox
Gowns: Vera West
Make-up Artist: Jack P. Pierce
Special Photographic Effects: John P. Fulton
Art Director: John Goodman
Associate [Art Director]: Martin Obzina
Set Decorations: R.A. Gausman [real name: Russell A. Gausman]
Associate [Set Decorator]: E.R. Robinson

Cast
Ilona Massey (Baroness Elsa Frankenstein)
Patric Knowles (Dr Frank Mannering)
Lionel Atwill (Mayor of Vasaria)
Bela Lugosi (Frankenstein's monster)
Maria Ouspenskaya (Maleva)
Dennis Hoey (Inspector Owen)
Lon Chaney as the wolf man[/Lawrence Talbot]
Don Barclay (Franzec)
Rex Evans (Vazec)
Dwight Frye (Rudi)
Harry Stubbs (Guno)
David Clyde [Llanwelly police sergeant – uncredited]
Jeff Corey [crypt keeper – uncredited]
Cyril Delevanti [Freddy Jolly the grave robber – uncredited]
Tom Stevenson [grave robber – uncredited]
Martha Vickers [Vasarian girl killed by the wolf man – uncredited]
Lance Fuller [Vasarian villager – uncredited]
Charles Irwin [Cardiff police constable – uncredited]
Adia Kuznetzoff [festival singer – uncredited]
Doris Lloyd [nurse – uncredited]
Gil Perkins [double for Lugosi – uncredited]
Beatrice Roberts, Torben Meyer [bit parts – uncredited]

Alternative Titles

Frankenstein contro l'uomo lupo – Italian title

Sequel to
Frankenstein (1931)
Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
Son of Frankenstein (1939)
The Wolf Man (1941)
The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942)

Sequels
House of Dracula (1945)
House of Frankenstein (1944)

Extracts included in
Coming Soon (1982)
Universal Horror (1998)

References

Periodicals
American Cinematographer vol.66 no.1 (January 1985) pp.33-41 – illustrated article (Jack Pierce – Forgotten make-up genius by Frank Taylor)
Famous Monsters no. 42 – review
Films in Review March 1964 p.147 – review
Kine Weekly 25 April 1946 – review
Monthly Film Bulletin vol.13 no.149 (May 1946) pp.63-64 – credits, review (by anonymous), synopsis
Motion Picture Herald vol.150 no.9 (27 February 1943) – credits, review
Scary Monsters no.114 (Fall 2019) pp.61-62 – illustrated article (The wolf man's movie transformations by Ernie Magnotta)
Starburst vol.5 no.4 (actually no.7) (March 1984) p.31 – illustrated article (The Frankenstein Chronicles Part IV by Phil Edwards)
Today's Cinema vol.66 no.5332 (18 April 1946) – review
Variety 19 February 1943 – review

Newspapers
New York Times 6 March 1943 – review (by Bosley Crowther)

Books
Elliot's Guide to Films on Video by John Elliot p.303 – UK video date, credits, review
Hoffman's Guide to Science Fiction, Horror and Fantasy Movies 1991-1992 p.143 – credits, review
The Horror Factory by Bruce Dettman and Michael Bedford pp.102-106 – article
The Monster Movies of Universal Studios by James L. Neibaur pp.108-113 – illustrated credits, article
by Walt Lee p.149 – credits
Universal Horrors by Michael Brunas, John Brunas and Tom Weaver – article
Universal Studios Monsters: A Legacy of Horror by Michael Mallory pp.95-100 – illustrated article