Young Frankenstein

This loving homage to the Golden Age of Hollywood horror films is one of Mel Brooks’s most enduringly popular movies, earning Oscar nominations for the screenplay by Brooks and Gene Wilder and for its Sound. When Dr. Frederick Frankenstein (Wilder), the grandson of the notorious scientist, returns to the family castle he finds himself continuing his ancestor’s work and creating a new monster (the endearing Peter Boyle). Filmed in authentic black-and-white with a haunting score by John Morris, Brooks’s film manages to be uproarious yet surprisingly touching, with Teri Garr and Madeline Kahn providing priceless support. 

DIRECTED BY: Mel Brooks. WRITTEN BY: Gene Wilder, Mel Brooks. WITH: Gene Wilder, Peter Boyle, Marty Feldman, Madeline Kahn. 1974. 106 min. USA. B&W. English. Rated PG. DCP.
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