The legendary Chicago/Berwyn based monster/horror film host will present his big coast-to-coast broadcast premiere of “The Curse of Frankenstein” (1957), this Sat., Aug. 22 at 8 p.m. Eastern/9 p.m. Central on Me-TV.
The 1957 classic Hammer-Warner Bros. “Frankenstein” monster-horror masterpiece production entry was directed by veteran Hammer director Terence Fisher. Fisher’s other classic Hammer horror masterpieces include “Horror of Dracula” (1958, released as “Dracula” in Britain), the latter Hammer-Universal screen adaptation of “The Mummy” (1959), “The Brides of Dracula” (1960), “The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll” (1960) and “The Gorgon” (1964). Fisher’s 1957 “Frankenstein” entry was produced by veteran Hammer producer Anthony Hinds and veteran producer Max Rosenberg, with Hammer associate producer Anthony Nelson Keys and Hammer executive producer Michael Carreras. The screenplay for “The Curse of Frankenstein” (1957) was written by veteran Hammer screenwriter Jimmy Sangster. Sangster’s screenplay was adapted from Mary Shelley’s 1818 gothic novel, “Frankenstein: or the Modern Prometheus.”
Who was in “The Curse of Frankenstein” (1957)?
The players who appeared in Fisher’s Hammer-Warner Bros. production of “The Curse of Frankenstein” (1957) were Christopher Lee (as Frankenstein’s monster), Peter Cushing (as Victor Frankenstein), Hazel Court (as Elizabeth), Robert Urquhart (as Paul Kempe), Melvyn Hayes (as young Victor), Valerie Gaunt (as Justine), Paul Hardtmuth (as Prof. Bernstein), Fred Johnson (as Grandpa), Noel Hood (as an aunt), Michael Mulcaster (as the Warder), Alex Gallier (as the priest), Claude Kingston (as a little boy), Andrew Leigh (as the Burgomeister), Anne Blake (as the wife) and Sally Walsh (as young Elizabeth, Walsh was the real-life daughter of Hazel Court).