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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"Could be worse. How? Could be raining." REWATCHED AND RE-LOVED. Yes, I could watch Young Frankenstein over and over and never get tired of it. Simply great. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1FLZPFI3jc Now, if you're blue
And you don't know where to go to
Why don't you go where fashion sits
Puttin' on the Ritz
Different types who wear a day coat
Pants with stripes and cutaway coat
Puttin' on the Ritz
a more faithful and straight-faced, loving recreation of universal horror lore than one might expect. viewed immediately after revisiting the frankenstein films of the 1930s, it is downright nostalgic. frau blucher is still one of the best recurring jokes ever.
By far Brooks' finest film, real moments of inspired silliness. Wilder's great parody of 1930s movie acting never fails to delight, and the glorious Cloris Leachman does more with four words than many actors will do with their entire careers.
I thought everyone loved this movie. I'm really surprised to find people on here calling it overrated. I guess those people haven't seen the 1931 Frankenstein, of which this movie is just as much a remake as it is a sequel. Or maybe they just suck.
Accomplished parody of the horror genre, notable for its meticulous directing and great acting performances. Few, if any, of Mel Brooks's films come out so aloof towards his trying-so-hard set of jokes and gags, and here you'll sooner live up with its goofy aura than sheer comedy. Although hardly his funniest, it's a surprisingly cohesive and well paced work.
Excellent silly humour which still stands up today. But moreover, this is a great parody of Universal monster movies with the visual style wonderfully captured - exceptionally well lit! The great Gene Wilder should be remembered for his histrionic take on Dr Frankenstein instead of Willy Wonka....