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6,980 Ratings

Young Frankenstein

Directed by Mel Brooks
United States, 1974


A respected doctor inherits the castle of his notorious grandfather, Victor Frankenstein. When he finds a diary filled with his ancestor’s experiments, he begins to recreate them with the help of an old housekeeper, a hunchback and lab assistant.

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Young Frankenstein Directed by Mel Brooks

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1975 | 2 nominations including: Best Sound

Writers Guild of America

1975 | Nominee: Best Comedy Adapted from Another Medium (Screen)

Golden Globes (USA)

1975 | 2 nominations including: Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

New York Film Critics Circle Awards

1974 | 3rd place: Best Supporting Actress

Critics reviews

Amid all the heavy Borscht Belt mugging of her co-stars, Garr remains light and nimble… The Deutscheglish that Garr speaks in Young Frankenstein — “You were having a nacht-mare” — kills every time.
August 29, 2017
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…Young Frankenstein, in which Gene Wilder plays the skeptical grandson of Mary Shelley’s protagonist, ranks among both the funniest and the most respectful film parodies ever made. In addition to Wilder’s splendidly frenetic turn, it features rib-tickling work from Brooks’ stock company… brilliant running gags, and one of the all-time great comic set pieces in Frankenstein’s presentation of his Monster, who proceeds to perform "Puttin’ On The Ritz.
January 22, 2014
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