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Frankenstein's Daughter

1958

The psychopathic grandson of Baron Frankenstein, calling himself Oliver Frank, has found an ideal position in sunny California as an assistant to chemist Carter Morton, and lives with him, his teenage daughter Trudy, and the gardener with whom he's secretly carrying on the family tradition. He's also been testing a drug on Trudy when he's not hitting on her, and otherwise behaving badly. Needing a brain (always the Frankenstein Achilles Heel), and when sexually spurned on a date with Trudy's friend Suzie, he seizes the moment and runs her down with his car. After successfully transplanting her brain, he dubs the creature his daughter. More mayhem ensues, with Oliver and his daughter coming to their end at the hands of Trudy's beau, Johnny. Stars: John Ashley, Sandra Knight, Donald Murphy, Sally Todd, Harold Lloyd, Jr., Felix Locher, and Wolfe Barzell IMDb Page This VHS transferred copy is better than either this or this one, but like them it has a 4:3 aspect ratio rather than the movie's original 1.85:1 aspect ratio.


Frankenstein's Daughter (1958) was the third of four drive-in theater films crafted by producer Marc Frederic and director Richard E. Cunha in the late 1950s. In it, Victor Frankenstein's grandson repeats his grandfather's grisly experiments.

Plot

The grandson of Victor Frankenstein, Oliver (Donald Murphy), is hiding away as a laboratory assistant for the gentle Prof. Morton (Felix Locher). While Dr. Morton pursues a pet project, Dr. Frankenstein secretly works his own experiments on his benefactor's niece, Trudy Morton (Sandra Knight). Although these experiments temporarily disfigurement Trudy's face and cause her to wander aimlessly at night, they are only a build-up to Oliver's greater goal of recreating life. With the aid of one of his father's former assistants, Oliver constructs a female Frankenstein's monster from the body parts of various murdered people and begins to deal a horrible fate upon any who dare stand in the way of his desires.

Cast

  • John Ashley (actor) as Johnny Bruder
  • Sandra Knight as Trudy Morton
  • Donald Murphy as Oliver Frankenstein/Frank
  • Sally Todd as Suzie Lawler
  • Harold Lloyd Jr. as Don
  • Felix Locher as Dr. Morton
  • Wolfe Barzell as Elsu
  • John Zaremba as Lt. Boyle
  • Robert Dix as Det. Bill Dillon
  • Harry Wilson (actor) as the Monster

Reception

Currently, the film has a 3.5/10 on the Internet Movie Database, with 380 ratings, 26 user reviews and 12 critic reviews. On Rotten Tomatoes, there are no ratings from professional critics and only one review void of a rating; with 29% of the audience saying they like it with an average rating of 2.7/10; based on 292 user ratings.

DVD Release

Frankenstein's Daughter was released in Region 1, on August 1, 2000 by Layton Film Productions Inc.


Category:1958 films
Category:Black-and-white films
Category:1950s horror films
Category:Frankenstein films
Category:American horror films

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George F. Foley Jr. and Marc Frederic

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