|Directed by||Richard E. Cunha|
|Produced by||Marc Frederic|
|Music by||Nicholas Carras|
|Editing by||Everett Dodd|
|Distributed by||Astor Pictures|
|Release dates||December 15, 1958|
Frankenstein's Daughter (1958) was the third of four drive-in films crafted by producer Marc Frederic and director Richard E. Cunha in the late 1950s. In it, Victor Frankenstein's grandson repeats his grandfather's grisly experiments.
The grandson of Victor Frankenstein, Oliver (Donald Murphy), is hiding away as a laboratory assistant for the gentle Prof. Morton (Felix Locher). While Dr. Morton pursues a pet project, Dr. Frankenstein secretly works his own experiments on his benefactor's niece, Trudy Morton (Sandra Knight). Although these experiments temporarily disfigure Trudy's face and cause her to wander aimlessly at night, they are only a build-up to Oliver's greater goal of recreating life. With the aid of one of his father's former assistants, Oliver constructs a female monster from the body parts of various murdered people and begins to deal a horrible fate upon any who dare stand in the way of his desires.
- John Ashley as Johnny Bruder
- Sandra Knight as Trudy Morton
- Donald Murphy as Oliver Frankenstein/Frank
- Sally Todd as Suzie Lawler
- Harold Lloyd Jr. as Don
- Felix Locher as Dr. Morton
- Wolfe Barzell as Elsu
- John Zaremba as Lt. Boyle
- Robert Dix as Det. Bill Dillon
- Harry Wilson as the Monster
Currently, the film has a 3.5/10 on the Internet Movie Database, with 380 ratings, 26 user reviews and 12 critic reviews. On Rotten Tomatoes, there are no ratings from professional critics and only one review void of a rating; with 29% of the audience saying they like it with an average rating of 2.7/10; based on 292 user ratings.
Frankenstein's Daughter has been released once in Region 1, on August 1st 2000 by Layton Film Productions Inc.
- Gertrude Frankenstein Makes Bow in Society Stinson, Charles. Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) [Los Angeles, Calif] 05 Mar 1960: B3.
- Frankenstein's Daughter at the Internet Movie Database
- Frankenstein's Daughter is available for free download at the Internet Archive [more]
- Soundtrack selections from the film score released by the "Monstrous Movie Music" label (sound samples available)
- Frankenstein's Daughter at allmovie
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