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THE REVENGE OF FRANKENSTEIN

THE REVENGE OF FRANKENSTEIN
by Terence Fisher
Country: UK
Year: 1958
Duration: 90'


The second of five movies Fisher dedicated to the story of the Baron, and perhaps the most beautiful of the series. After escaping the guillotine, the ingenious and monomaniacal scientist proves to be an absolute protagonist, a dark antihero who, under humanitarian guise, doesn’t hesitate to commit the worst crimes; he steals corpses, he transplants organs, he substitutes brains. Cushing is magnificent in his indifference to the suffering of his “reconstructed” beings. A surprise finale closes the creator-creature circle.

Biography

film director

Terence Fisher

Terence Fisher (London, UK, 1904-1980) started working in cinema as an editor and production director first, and then as a filmmaker, directing a wide variety of movies. After meeting in the Fifties the production company Hammer, he came up with a whole new genre of B movies mixing fantasy and horror, which made him famous. 

FILMOGRAFIA

The Curse of Frankenstein (La maschera di Frankenstein, 1957), Horror of Dracula (Dracula il vampiro, 1958), The Revenge of Frankenstein (La vendetta di Frankenstein, 1958), The Hound of the Baskervilles (La furia dei Baskerville, 1959), The Mummy (La mummia, 1959), The Brides of Dracula (Le spose di Dracula, 1960), The Two Faces of Dr Jekyll (Il mostro di Londra, 1960), The Phantom of the Opera (Il fantasma dell'Opera, 1962), The Gorgon (Lo sguardo che uccide, 1964), Dracula: Prince of Darkness (Dracula, principe delle tenebre, 1966), Frankenstein Created Woman (La maledizione dei Frankenstein, 1967), Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed (Distruggete Frankenstein!, 1969), Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell (Frankenstein e il mostro dell'inferno, 1973).Terence Fisher, Antony Darnborough:The Astonished Heart (Lo spirito, la carne, il cuore, 1950), So Long at the Fair (Tragica incertezza, 1950).

Cast

& Credits

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THE REVENGE OF FRANKENSTEIN
Regno Unito/UK, 1958, 35mm, 90’, col.

regia/director
Terence Fisher
soggetto/story
dal romanzo/from the novel Frankenstein di/by Mary Shelley
sceneggiatura/screenplay
Jimmy Sangster
fotografia/cinematography
Jack Asher
montaggio/film editing
James Needs, Alfred Cox
scenografia/production design
Bernard Robinson
musica/music
Leonard Salzedo
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Peter Cushing (Victor Frankenstein), Eunice Gayson (Margaret), Francis Matthews (Hans Kleve), Michale Gwynn (Karl), John Welsh (Bergman), Lionel Jeffries (Fritz), Oscar Quitak (il nano/dwarf)
produttore/producer
Anthony Hinds
produzione/production
Hammer Films
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