Son of Frankenstein (1939) is a horror monster film and is the third film in Universal Studios' Frankenstein series and the last to feature Boris Karloff as the Monster as well as the first to feature Bela Lugosi as Ygor. The picture is a sequel to Bride of Frankenstein.
The film was a reaction to the very popular re-releases of Dracula and Frankenstein as a double-feature in 1938. Universal's declining horror output was revitalized with the enormously successful Son of Frankenstein.
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“When I was twelve years old I thought up an odd trinity: namely, God the Father, God the Son, and God the Devil. My inference was that God, in contemplating himself, created the second person of the godhead; but that, in order to be able to contemplate himself, he had to contemplate, and thus to create, his opposite.With this I began to do philosophy.”
—Friedrich Nietzsche (18441900)
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—Susan B. Anthony (18201906)
“I want him to know and feel pain, so that when I alleviate it hell also know gratitude.... What I create I must control.”
—Kenneth Langtry. Herbert L. Strock. Prof. Frankenstein (Whit Bissell)