Director a monster in world of comedy

Director a monster in world of comedy

There are 1 comment on the Akron Beacon Journal story from Aug 11, 2006, titled Director a monster in world of comedy. In it, Akron Beacon Journal reports that:

Q: I just watched what I thought was the only 1931 version of 'Frankenstein' as directed by James Whale and starring Boris Karloff and Colin Clive -- the very 'Frankenstein' upon which Mel Brooks' 'Young ...

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Phil Smoot


#1 Aug 28, 2006
Regarding the blind hermit from "Young Frankenstein", this parody scene is taken from James Whale's BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN (1935), as the name Igor came from Bela Lugosi's portrayal of Ygor in SON OF FRANKENSTEIN (1939), which featured Karloff's 3rd and final time playing the monster. Lionel Atwill was also in SON OF as the police inspector with a false arm, also a character in Brook's YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN.

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