Peter Cushing (Baron Victor Frankenstein), Robert Urquhart (Paul Krempe), Hazel Court (Elizabeth), Christopher Lee (The Creature), Valerie Gaunt (Justine), Melvyn Hayes (Young Victor), Paul Hardtmuth (Professor Bernstein)
Director – Terence Fisher, Screenplay – Jimmy Sangster, Based on the Novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, Producer – Anthony Hinds, Photography – Jack Asher, Music – James Bernard, Music Director – John Hollingsworth, Makeup – Phil Leakey, Production Design – Bernard Robinson. Production Company – Hammer/Clarion Films.
In a jail cell waiting to be hanged, Baron Victor Frankenstein tells his story to a priest. At a young age, he inherited his father’s estate and he and his tutor Paul Krempe pursued a fascination with medical science. Frankenstein then conceived a plan to revive a body from the dead. He used the corpse of a hanged highwayman and built the perfect body using parts pieced together from other bodies, including pushing the aging Professor Bernstein off a balcony in order to get a good brain. Krempe parted ways with Frankenstein in horror at what he was doing. In attempting to perfect his experiment, Frankenstein was forced to increasingly more ruthless extremes.