Son Of Frankenstein

Son Of Frankenstein
Wolf von Frankenstein returns with his wife and son to the castle of his father, Dr. Frankenstein. Unfortunately, the local townspeople haven’t forgotten the terror of Frankenstein and the monster he created that befell them. Picking up where his father left off, Wolf, along with the strange Ygor, helps to bring the monster back, but the villagers are soon at arms when the bodies start to pile up again. Here are a few movie mistakes to look for while watching “Son of Frankenstein”.

· At the beginning of the movie, when the men from town are talking about Frankenstein’s arrival, a farther view of the group when one man says, “Fine talk inspector…”, the Burgomaster stands with his arms in the air as if motioning for them to settle down. It cuts to a close-up and he stands again and places his hands down, on either side of the chest in front of him.

· Inspector Krogh wears his monocle when he first talks with Wolf von Frankenstein. After being offered the brandy, they talk about Frankenstein’s safety. Krogh is still wearing the monocle in the view of the two men when he mentions “standing ready when you need help”. It cuts to a close-up of Krogh and the monocle is gone. It’s back during the remainder of the scene.

· Wolf Frankenstein visits his father’s laboratory for the first time. He looks into the sulfur pit and an overhead view shows the monster laying on his side in the pit even though Ygor reveals him a few moments later in the crypt. (CAUTION: May Contain Spoilers! This is probably due to using the same footage near the end of the film.)

· Elsa is in bed questioning Wolf about Benson’s whereabouts. In the close-up of her, when Wolf is saying Benson would probably be back in the morning, Elsa’s head and right hand are on the pillow. Her hand is empty. It cuts to a wider view when Elsa asks if he’s keeping something from her, and she’s now holding a tissue in her right hand.

· An angry Wolf storms into the castle with Inspector Krogh and flings his hat onto the chair near the fireplace. The hat falls onto the floor, near the right back leg of the chair. The scene changes to a closer view as Krogh starts to speak, and the hat is on the opposite side, near the left front leg of the chair. As Elsa walks away, the hat is now upside down on the floor near the front left leg.

“Son of Frankenstein” (1939) stars Basil Rathbone, Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Lionel Atwill, Josephine Hutchinson, Donnie Dunagan, Emma Dunn and Edgar Norton. It runs 99 minutes and is rated “Approved”.

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