I Was a Teenage Frankenstein (1957)

68m (UK), 73m
35mm film, black and white, 1.37:1
mono, English

An American science fiction/horror film directed by Herbert L Strock. Production began on 7 October 1957.

Plot Summary

Professor creates an artificial human from the remains of an accident victim and it goes on a murderous rampage.


Directed by: Herbert L Strock
Copyright MCMLVII [1957] Santa Rosa Productions
An M-G-M release. James H Nicholson and Samuel Z. Arkoff present
Produced by: Herman Cohen
Production Manager: Austen Jewell
Assistant Director: Austen Jewell
Script Supervisor: Mary Gibsone
Original Story and Screenplay: Kenneth Langtry [real name: Herman Cohen and Aben Kandel]
Director of Photography: Lothrop Worth
Editororial Supervisopr: Jerry Young
Music Composed and Conducted by: Paul Dunlap
Music Editor: George Brand
Sound: Al Overton
Sound Effects Editor: Kay Rose
Ryder Sound Services, Inc.
Wardrobe: Einar Bourman
Makeup Created by: Philip Scheer
Art Director: Leslie Thomas
Set Decorator: Tom Oliphant
Property Master: James R. Harris
Production Secretary: Barbara Lee Strite

Whit Bissell (Professor Frankenstein)
Phyllis Coates (Margaret)
Robert Burton (Dr Karlton)
Gary Conway (teenage monster [Bob])
George Lynn (Sergeant Burns)
John Cliff (Sergeant McAfee)
Marshall Bradford (Dr Randolph)
Claudia Bryar (Arlene's mother)
Russ Whiteman (Dr Elwood)
Charles Seel [Mr Saxton the jeweller]
Paul Keast [car crash witness]
Angela Blake (beautiful girl)
Larry Carr, William H O'Brien, Gretchen Thomas [witnesses in corridor – uncredited]
Pat Miller [police officer – uncredited]
Joy Stoner [Arlene – uncredited]

Alternative Titles

Des filles pour Frankenstein – French Belgian title
Frankensteins Tod – Austrian title
La strage di Frankenstein – Italian title
Teenage Frankenstein – UK title

Extracts included in
100 Years of Horror: Gory Gimmicks (1996)
100 Years of Horror: Baron Frankenstein (1996)
American Grindhouse (2009)
It Came from Hollywood (1982)
Frankenstein: A Cinematic Scrapbook (1991)
Nightmare Theatre's Late Night Chill-o-Rama Horror Show Vol. 1 (1996)
The Sci-Fi Boys (2006)


American International Pictures: A Filmography by Robert L. Ottoson p.17 – credits, synopsis, review
Earth vs the Sci-fi Filmmakers: Twenty Interviews by Tom Weaver pp.31-44 – illustrated interview with Gary Conway
by Walt Lee p.211 – credits