The 1944 Universal monster feature was directed by veteran film director Erle C. Kenton. Before going into film directing, Kenton was part of Mack Sennett’s original silent “Keystone Kops” comedy troupe, according to IMDB. Kenton also directed the Paramount Pictures screen adaptation of H.G. Wells’ “Island of Lost Souls” (1932). His other Universal monster features include “Ghost of Frankenstein” (1942) and “House of Dracula” (1945).
This will mark Sven’s fifth big broadcast of “House of Frankenstein” (1944) on Me-TV. He previously showcased Kenton’s 1944 Universal monster entry back in Nov. 2013, April 2014, Dec. 2015 and Jan. 2017.
Who was in “House of Frankenstein” (1944)?
The players who appeared in Kenton’s Universal monster entry were Boris Karloff (as Dr. Gustav Niemann), Lon Chaney Jr. (as Larry Talbot/the “Wolf Man”), Glenn Strange (as Frankenstein’s monster), John Carradine (as Dracula, a.k.a. Baron Latos), J. Carrol Naish (as Daniel), Lionel Atwill (as Inspector Arnz), George Zucco (as Prof. Bruno Lampini), Anne Gwynne (as Rita Hussman), Peter Coe (as Carl Hussman), Sig Ruman (as Hussman), Elena Verdugo (as Ilonka), Philip Van Zandt (as Inspector Muller) and Frank Reicher (as Ullman).