The Ghost of Frankenstein

The Ghost of Frankenstein, is an American monster horror film released in 1942. The movie is the fourth in a series of films produced by Universal Studios based upon characters in Mary Shelleys novel Frankenstein and features Lon Chaney Jr. as the Monster, taking over from Boris Karloff, who played the role in the first three films of the series, and Bla Lugosi in his second appearance as the demented Ygor. The supporting cast features Lionel Atwill, Cedric Hardwicke, Ralph Bellamy and Evelyn Ankers.

Ludwig Frankenstein Cedric Hardwicke is a doctor who, along with his assistants Dr. Kettering Barton Yarborough and Dr. Theodore Bohmer Lionel Atwill, has a successful practice in Vasaria. They have just completed a breakthrough treatment for mental illness whereby a damaged brain has been removed from the body, surgically altered, then successfully reintroduced into the patients skull. Bohmer was formerly Frankensteins teacher but made a tragic surgical mistake and now is relegated to being Frankensteins envious assistant. Ygor and the monster arrive in Vasaria and discover that Ludwig lives in a chateau at the end of town. As they arrive, the monster hears children playing. A little girl is playing with her ball when a young boy William Smith kicks the girls ball onto the roof. The monster quickly befriends the young girl, Cloestine Hussman Janet Ann Gallow. The monster scoops the little girl up in his arms and carries her onto a nearby roof to retrieve her ball, killing two villagers in the process who attempted to intervene. After Cloestine asks the monster to take her to daddy, the monster returns the girl to her father Herr Hussman Olaf Hytten and is immediately captured by the entire police force.The town prosecutor, Erik Ernst Ralph Bellamy, comes to Ludwig Frankenstein and asks him to examine the giant they have captured. Frankenstein says he will comply after he finishes some work. Soon, Ygor pays Frankenstein a visit informing him that the giant at the police station is the monster. Ygor implores the Doctor to heal the monsters sick body and brain. Frankenstein refuses, not wanting the monster to ruin his life as it did for his father and brother. Ygor threatens to reveal Ludwigs ancestry to the villagers and forces him to give in. ........

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