A young neurosurgeon inherits the castle of his grandfather, the famous Dr. Victor von Frankenstein. In the castle he finds a funny hunchback, a pretty lab assistant and the elderly housekeeper. Young Frankenstein believes that the work of his grandfather was delusional, but when he discovers the book where the mad doctor described his reanimation experiment, he suddenly changes his mind.
|Release Date||:||December 15, 1974|
|Genres||:||Comedy, Science Fiction|
|Production Company||:||Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Crossbow Productions, Gruskoff/Venture Films, Jouer Limited|
|Production Countries||:||United States of America|
|Director||:||Mel Brooks, Barry Stern, Michael Grillo, Ray Quiroz|
|Writers||:||Mary Shelley, Gene Wilder, Mel Brooks, Gene Wilder, Mel Brooks|
|Casts||:||Gene Wilder, Peter Boyle, Marty Feldman, Madeline Kahn, Cloris Leachman, Teri Garr, Gene Hackman, Kenneth Mars, Richard Haydn, Oscar Beregi Jr., Arthur Malet, Monte Landis, Berry Kroeger, Ian Abercrombie, Mel Brooks, Lou Cutell, Michael Fox, Leoda Richards, Clement von Franckenstein, Liam Dunn, Danny Goldman, Anne Beesley, Rusty Blitz, John Madison, John Dennis, Jeff Maxwell, Lars Hensen, Lidia Kristen, Johnny Marlin, Pat O'Hara, Norbert Schiller, Rolfe Sedan, Maida Severn, Arthur Tovey|
|Plot Keywords||:||experiment, castle, assistant, bride, frankenstein, laboratory, mad scientist, mobster, spoof, horror spoof, scientist, frankenstein's monster|
Zany spoof of the Frankenstein films with a superb script from Brooks and off the wall performances from Wilder, Boyle, Leachman and Kahn. Still, the funniest scene in the film belongs to Hackman, in an impressive cameo as the blind man (Bride of Frankenstein) who befriends Boyle's creature by offering him a cigar and...well, you can imagine the results. This was Brooks' best year; he had this and his other classic "Blazing Saddles," rolling together in the motion theatres. Audiences were definately rolling in the aisles and they still do.