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Son of Frankenstein
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Title: Son of Frankenstein
Directed by: Rowland V. Lee
Written by: Willis Cooper
Produced by: Rowland V. Lee
Music by: Frank Skinner
Cinematography: George Robinson
Edited by: Ted Kent
Distributed by: Universal Pictures
Released: January 13th, 1939
Rating: Approved
Running time: 99 min.
Country: USA
Language: English
Previous: Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
Next: Ghost of Frankenstein (1942)

Son of Frankenstein is an American horror movie of the science fiction and classic horror subgenres. It is the third film in the original Frankenstein film series and follows 1935's Bride of Frankenstein. It is succeeded in 1942 by The Ghost of Frankenstein. The movie was directed by Rowland V. Lee and written by Willis Cooper. It was produced by Universal Pictures and released theatrically in the United States on January 13th, 1939.

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  • This is the first horror film work for screenwriter Wyllis Cooper (credited as Willis Cooper in this movie). He is also known for his work as a radio personality. Cooper writes only one other horror screenplay, The Phantom Creeps, which was also released in 1939.
  • Amongst the notable discrepancies between this film and the previous ones is the name given to the original Doctor Frankenstein. In the James Whale films, the doctor's name is Henry Frankenstein. The placard upon his coffin in this film reads Heinrich von Frankenstein.
  • This is the final film work for actor Tom Ricketts, who played a Burgher in this movie. Ricketts passed away on January 20th, 1939 at the age of 86 - only seven days after the theatrical release of Son of Frankenstein. It was his 207th film role.

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Includes films relating to the Frankenstein franchise based on the 1818 novel by author Mary Shelley
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