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20th Century Fox
Theatrical Release: December 15, 1974.
YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN is number 13 on the American Film Institute's list of America's 100 Funniest Movies.
The film employs much of the original laboratory equipment used in the original FRANKENSTEIN, designed by Kenneth Strickfaden, who had the stuff set up in his basement and lent Brooks the set, creating some new pieces to go with the old.
The film was shot at a 1:85 frame ratio, as were the old FRANKENSTEIN films, and this helped to create the movie's classic look, as did the use of iris outs, spins, and wipes.
Gene Wilder came up with the original concept for the film while starring in Brooks's BLAZING SADDLES and approached him with the idea.
Said Wilder of working on the script with Brooks, "I would say, 'I don't want this to be BLAZING FRANKENSTEIN,' and he'd answer, 'I don't want an art film that only 14 people see.'"
Kenneth Mars, who played the crazy Nazi playwright in Brooks's THE PRODUCERS, created a parody of Lionel Atwill in SON OF FRANKENSTEIN in his characterization of Inspector Kemp in YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN.
"Can I get you some-sing, Doctor, some varm meelk, perhaps?"--Frau Blucher
"Nothing, no. I'm fine."--Frankenstein (Gene Wilder)
"Nosing at all?"--Frau Blucher
"What knockers!"--Frederick as he simultaneously looks at the doors to the castle and helps Inga (Teri Garr) down from the horse-drawn cart
"Sank you, Doctor!" she fetchingly replies
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