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Young Frankenstein

By and large, a rather pitiful parody of the Universal 'Frankenstein' movies, taking typically Brooksian liberties with characters and plot, resorting to juvenile mugging, and relying to a great extent on fairly authentic sets and photography for its better moments. A few gags work (notably when Brooks extends the spirit of the original, or comments on it, as in the Monster's scenes with the little girl and with the blind hermit). But for a really delightful parody, James Whale's own Bride of Frankenstein is far better value.

Release details

Duration: 108 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Mel Brooks
Screenwriter: Gene Wilder, Mel Brooks
Cast: Kenneth Mars
Cloris Leachman
Richard Haydn
Gene Hackman
Peter Boyle
Teri Garr
Gene Wilder
Madeline Kahn
Marty Feldman