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Frankenstein Meets the Spacemonster (1965)

Unrated | | Horror, Sci-Fi | 22 September 1965 (USA)
When an atomic war on Mars destroys the planet's women, it's up to Martian Princess Marcuzan and her right-hand man Dr. Nadir to travel to earth and kidnap women for new breeding stock. ... See full summary »

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Robert Gaffney

Writer:

George Garrett (story)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Marilyn Hanold ... Princess Marcuzan
James Karen ... Dr. Adam Steele (as Jim Karen)
Lou Cutell ... Dr. Nadir
Nancy Marshall Nancy Marshall ... Karen Grant
David Kerman David Kerman ... Gen. Bowers
Robert Reilly Robert Reilly ... Col. Frank Saunders / Frankenstein
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When an atomic war on Mars destroys the planet's women, it's up to Martian Princess Marcuzan and her right-hand man Dr. Nadir to travel to earth and kidnap women for new breeding stock. Landing in Puerto Rico, they shoot down a NASA space capsule manned by an android. With his electronic brain damaged, the android terrorizes the island while the Martians raid beaches and pool parties. Written by Jeremy Lunt <durlinlunt@acadia.net>

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Warning! Beware their stare!

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Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 September 1965 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Operation Frankenstein See more »

Filming Locations:

Cocoa Beach, Florida, USA See more »

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Budget:

$60,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In the United States, all of the advertising material, including the trailer, gave the title of the film as "Frankenstein Meets the Space Monster." The main title on the film itself is "Frankenstein Meets the Spacemonster." See more »

Goofs

When Steele, Nancy and the general fly off to Puerto Rico to search for Frank, they are seen leaving in a B-52 bomber. However, the plane they land in is a Boeing C-135. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Dr. Nadir: We continue to hear modulated hydrogen frequency signal of 21 centimeters, Princess.
Princess Marcuzan: What does that mean?
Dr. Nadir: We're not quite certain, Princess. But it is definitely the same signal we have been following since we left our planet. The source of the signals is the planet that we are observing on the telescanner now. These transmissions indicate some intelligent life.
Princess Marcuzan: Let us move in for a closer look.
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Connections

Featured in It Came from Hollywood (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

To Have and to Hold
by The Distant Cousins
Written by Larry Brown (uncredited) and Raymond Bloodworth (uncredited)
Courtesy DVX Records
A Bob Crewe Production
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Premium Grade Sci-Fi Cheese.
6 February 2003 | by Space_MafuneSee all my reviews

An invading alien ship attacks a space shuttle manned by an android Earth astronaut named Frank sending it crashing to the ground in Puerto Rico. Later, the alien ship lands and attempts to destroy Frank but only ends up disfiguring him and damaging his circuits causing him to go on a killing rampage. Meanwhile the alien plot upon the Earth is carried out under the orders of the space Princess Marcuzan (Marilyn Hanold),who demands her minions bring back fertile Earth female specimens with which she hopes to repopulate her dying world, and her assistant Nadir (Lou Cutell), who looks like an evil and thoroughly corrupt Vulcan.

This movie is great fun to watch aside from the pace being a little too slow when Frank is wandering about in the hills of Puerto Rico. Also the Space Monster isn't in this film enough and its final showdown with the Android Frankenstein proves disappointing. Still this for the most part has a decent pace as the rock music used here actually works to enliven the stock footage and slow scenes...the tunes are actually pretty catchy too plus the way they are used may make many bust out in laughter.

Highly Entertaining Sci-Fi Silliness at its very best.


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