Original 1942 Universal Studios theatrical trailer for “The Ghost of Frankenstein,” from an original 35mm nitrate print (from film projectionist/preservationist Jonathan Froes and his official YouTube channel)
The legendary Berwyn/Chicago-based monster/horror film host will present his big broadcast of the fourth Universal “Frankenstein” monster installment, “The Ghost of Frankenstein” (1942), this Sat., Jan. 5 at 8 p.m. Eastern/7 p.m. Central on Me-TV.
“The Ghost of Frankenstein” (1942) was directed by veteran actor-director Erle C. Kenton, who also directed the screen adaptation of H.G. Wells’ “Island of Lost Souls” (1932) for Paramount Pictures. Kenton’s other Universal productions include two comedy vehicles with Bud Abbott and Lou Costello; “Who Done It?” (1942) and “Pardon My Sarong” (1942). Kenton also worked on Universal’s fifth “Dracula” monster franchise feature, “House of Dracula” (1945).
This will mark Sven’s seventh big coast-to-coast broadcast of Kenton’s Universal “Frankenstein” entry on Me-TV. He previously showcased “The Ghost of Frankenstein” (1942) back in July 2011*, March 2012*, Nov. 2012*, Nov. 2013, Dec. 2014 and Nov. 2016. According to IMDB, Sven also showcased the 1942 Universal “Frankenstein” entry on his hometown station, WCIU-TV/”The U” back in 2007.
Who was in “The Ghost of Frankenstein” (1942)?
The players who appeared in “The Ghost of Frankenstein” (1942) were Lon Chaney Jr. (as Frankenstein’s monster), Sir Cedric Hardwicke (in the dual roles of Ludwig Frankenstein and the ghost of Henry Frankenstein), Bela Lugosi (as Ygor), Ralph Bellamy (as Erik Ernst), Evelyn Ankers (as Elsa Frankenstein), Lionel Atwill (as Dr. Theodore Bohmer), Dwight Frye (in an uncredited role as a villager) Doris Lloyd (as Martha), Leyland Hodgson (as the chief constable), Janet Ann Gallow (as Cloestine Hussman) Holmes Herbert (as the magistrate), Olaf Hytten (as Hussman) and Barton Yarborough (as Dr. Kettering).