Young Frankenstein (1974)
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The Funniest Comedy of All Time!
|Mel brooks' campy classic about a young brain surgeon who returns to his ancestral home in transylvania to take up where his grandfather left off.|
"...Brooks' best all around work. Jon Niccum, Lawrence Journal- World
"...Brooks at his campy best. Luanne Brown, Chico Enterprise-Record
"...Brooks' best all around work. "Jon Niccum, Lawrence Journal- World"
"...Brooks at his campy best. "Luanne Brown, Chico Enterprise-Record"
"Comedy just doesn't get any better than this classic. Cole Smithey, ColeSmithey.com
"Rediscover Young Frankenstein if you haven't seen it in a while. It is a true classic. Karina Montgomery, Cinerina
"Undoubtedly the funniest movie ever made. Monica Sullivan, Movie Magazine International
"Brooks's most accomplished work, combining his well-known brand of comedy with stylish direction and a uniformly excellent cast. TV Guide
Editor's NoteAn affectionate parody that pays homage to the FRANKENSTEIN films (from the novel FRANKENSTEIN by Mary Shelley) directed by James Whale in the 1930s, YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN is both a zany comedy and a cinematic tour de force. Written by director Mel Brooks and the film's star, Gene Wilder, YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN has all the usual--and in this case slightly unusual--suspects: the reluctant scientist Frederick Frankenstein, who is actually the grandson of the infamous creature-creator (pronounced "Fronken-steen" and played by Wilder), his spoiled fiancée (Madeline Kahn), Igor the pop-eyed hunchback (Marty Feldman), his dizzy assistant (Teri Garr), the castle's hideous head housekeeper (Cloris Leachman), and, of course, the Monster (Peter Boyle). Highlights include the sets, which are the original ones used in the Whale films; the beautiful black-and-white cinematography; and the fine screenplay. Combining noirish elegance with uproarious sight gags and double entendres is a feat Brooks pulls off fabulously, directing the wonderful ensemble to act with sensitivity and humanistic feelings as well as with lunatic abandon. YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN is a treat from beginning to end.
Cast & Crew
|Gerald Hirschfeld - Cinematographer|
|John C. Howard - Editor|
|John Morris, et. al. - Original Music By|
|Mel Brooks - Director|
|Mel Brooks, et. al. - Writer|
|Michael Gruskoff - Producer|
|"John Morris, et. al." - Original Music By|
|"Mel Brooks, et. al." - Writer|
|Golden Globe, Cloris Leachman, Best Motion Picture Actress - Musical/Comedy|
|Golden Globe, Madeline Kahn, Best Supporting Actress - Motion Picture|
|Oscar, Richard Portman, et. al., Best Sound|
|Oscar, Gene Wilder, et. al., Best Writing, Screenplay Adapted From Other Material|
Golden Globe (1975)
|Cloris Leachman, Nominee, Best Motion Picture Actress - Musical/Comedy|
|Gene Wilder, Mel Brooks, Nominee, Best Writing, Screenplay Adapted From Other Material|
Golden Globe (1975)
|Madeline Kahn, Nominee, Best Supporting Actress - Motion Picture|
|Richard Portman, Gene S. Cantamessa, Nominee, Best Sound|
|"Can I get you some--sing, Doctor, some varm meelk, perhaps?"----Frau Blucher|"Nothing, no. I'm fine."----Frankenstein (Gene Wilder)|"Nosing at all?"----Frau Blucher|"No, NOTHING."----Frankenstein|"Ovalteeeen?"----Frau Blucher|"NO!"----Frankenstein|
|"What knockers!"----Frederick as he simultaneously looks at the doors to the castle and helps Inga (Teri Garr) down from the horse--drawn cart|"Sank you, Doctor!" she fetchingly replies|