#TBT Box Office and Press Book Material: 'The Curse of Frankenstein' was a world wide hit at the box office both in the UK and USA. Critics in the UK were horrified and generally unkind. Peter Cushing very wisely, took no notice, and his faith in the film was borne out very soon after the initial release with by spectacular box office returns. In the US critics were much kinder, many highlighting Cushing's performance for particular praise, '....Cushing enacts the role of Frankenstein without overacting,' wrote Jim O'Connor in the New York Journal 7th August. 'You could almost hear the nerves snapping in the audience!'