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Director:
Writers:
Bert Batt (screenplay)
Anthony Nelson Keys (from an original story by) ...
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Release Date:
11 February 1970 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
The Most Frightening Frankenstein Movie Ever! See more »
Plot:
Baron Frankenstein is once again working with illegal medical experiments. Together with a young doctor... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Hammer's 5th Frankenstein film is proof positive of the fine work of Cushing/Fisher. See more (61 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Peter Cushing ... Baron Frankenstein

Veronica Carlson ... Anna

Freddie Jones ... Professor Richter

Simon Ward ... Karl
Thorley Walters ... Inspector Frisch

Maxine Audley ... Ella Brandt

George Pravda ... Doctor Brandt

Geoffrey Bayldon ... Police Doctor
Colette O'Neil ... Mad Woman

Frank Middlemass ... Guest - Plumber
George Belbin ... Guest - Playing chess
Norman Shelley ... Guest - Smoking pipe
Michael Gover ... Guest - Reading newspaper

Peter Copley ... Principal
Jim Collier ... Dr. Heidecke
Allan Surtees ... Police Sergeant

Windsor Davies ... Police Sergeant
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Timothy Davies ... Policeman (uncredited)
Robert Davis ... Official (uncredited)
Harry Fielder ... Villager (uncredited)

Caron Gardner ... Passer-By (uncredited)

Robert Gillespie ... Mortuary Attendant (uncredited)
Michael Goldie ... Warder (uncredited)

Harold Goodwin ... Burglar (uncredited)
Victor Harrington ... Journalist (uncredited)
Edward Higgins ... Water Board Workman (uncredited)
Elizabeth Morgan ... Christina (uncredited)
Daphne Oxenford ... Lady In Garden (uncredited)
Dorothy Smith ... Anna's Neighbour (uncredited)
Meadows White ... Nightwatchman (uncredited)

Directed by
Terence Fisher 
 
Writing credits
Bert Batt (screenplay)

Anthony Nelson Keys (from an original story by) and
Bert Batt (from an original story by)

Mary Shelley  character: Frankenstein (uncredited)

Produced by
Anthony Nelson Keys .... producer
 
Original Music by
James Bernard 
 
Cinematography by
Arthur Grant (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Gordon Hales 
 
Casting by
Irene Lamb 
 
Art Direction by
Bernard Robinson (supervising art director)
 
Makeup Department
Eddie Knight .... makeup artist
Patricia McDermott .... hair stylist (as Pat McDermott)
 
Production Management
Christopher Neame .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bert Batt .... assistant director
Bill Westley .... second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Arthur Banks .... construction manager
Michael Finlay .... painter (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Tony Lumkin .... sound supervisor
Don Ranasinghe .... sound editor
Ken Rawkins .... sound recordist
Harry Fairbairn .... boom operator (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Peter Diamond .... stunts (uncredited)
Terence Maidment .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Neil Binney .... camera operator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Rosemary Burrows .... wardrobe supervisor
Lotte Slattery .... wardrobe mistress (as Lottie Slattery)
 
Music Department
Philip Martell .... musical director
 
Other crew
Doreen Dearnaley .... continuity (as Doreen Dearnalen)
 
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Frankenstein muß sterben!" - Germany (imdb display title), West Germany
"Ο Φρανκενστάιν πρέπει να πεθάνει" - Greece
"Франкенштейн должен быть уничтожен" - Soviet Union (Russian title)
"Distruggete Frankenstein!" - Italy
"El cerebro de Frankenstein" - Spain
"Frankenštajn mora biti uništen" - Serbia
"Frankenstein Tem que Ser Destruído" - Brazil
"Frankenstein bör förintas" - Finland (Swedish title) (informal title)
"Frankenstein död eller levande" - Sweden
"Frankenstein debe morir" - Mexico (imdb display title)
"Frankenstein lægger hjernen i blod" - Denmark (imdb display title)
"Frankenstein musi zginac" - Poland (imdb display title)
"Frankenstein on tuhottava" - Finland
"Frankenstein sucht ein neues Opfer" - West Germany
"Frankensteint el kell pusztítani" - Hungary (imdb display title)
"Le retour de Frankenstein" - France
"O Barão Frankenstein" - Portugal (imdb display title)
"O Barão de Frankenstein" - Portugal (original subtitled version)
"O Frankenstein prepei na pethani" - Greece (transliterated ISO-LATIN-1 title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for violence and horror images (re-rating) (2004)
Runtime:
98 min | Argentina:95 min | Spain:97 min | USA:101 min
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Language:
Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
Certification:
Australia:M | Australia:SOA (original rating) | Finland:(Banned) (original rating) | Finland:K-18 (2005) | Finland:K-18 (heavily cut) (1987) | Germany:16 (re-rating) | Iceland:16 | Netherlands:16 | Netherlands:18 (1969) | New Zealand:R16 | Singapore:PG | Sweden:15 | UK:18 | UK:X (original rating) | UK:15 (DVD re-rating) (2004) | USA:M (original rating) | USA:PG-13 (re-rating) (2004) | West Germany:18 (f)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Peter Cushing deplored the inclusion of the rape scene and even apologized to his co-star Veronica Carlson.See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: When Anna drags the water-sodden corpse into the bushes, a crew member's shadow can be seen moving on the brickwork of the curb to the left of the corpse's feet.See more »
Quotes:
Professor Richter:I fancy that I am the spider and you are the fly, Frankenstein.See more »
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12 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Hammer's 5th Frankenstein film is proof positive of the fine work of Cushing/Fisher., 23 October 1998
Author: Aaron Bates from Dayton Ohio

Peter Cushing will always be THE final word on the role of Baron Frankenstein. Cunning, arrogant, relentless and above all else,charming. It could also be said that Terence Fisher is the final word on not only directing Hammer's Frankenstein series but Hammer films in general. This is not a new theory by any stretch regarding Fisher. His was the style by which all who played for Hammer's team would in some way emulate. It is no surprise, therefore, that FRANKENSTEIN MUST BE DESTROYED would be so good. Both actor and director had become pretty familiar with this material but rather than go through the motions something high above the expectation mark occurs. A good script certainly helps and indeed this time around there is. It is the relished performance of Peter Cushing and the carefully executed direction of Fisher which gives this film it's tasty Gothic flavor. Never seen a Hammer film? Here's your chance to sink your teeth into a good one.

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