About

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.

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Directed by

Mel Brooks

Written by

Gene Wilder (Screenplay)
Mel Brooks (Screenplay)
Mary Shelley (Novel)

Runtime

106 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

The scariest comedy of all time!

Cast

Keywords

experiment mad scientist spoof frankenstein castle bride scientist laboratory horror spoof frankenstein's monster mobster assistant

Photos

Lists

#609 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#368 on 500 Essential Cult Movies Jennifer Eiss

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

#13 on AFI's 100 years...100 laughs AFI

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Sound Richard Portman

Oscar nomination for Best Writing, Screenplay Adapted From Other Material Mel Brooks