Young Frankenstein

Release Date: May 27th, 1992

DVD Release Date: November 3rd, 1998

PG |1 hr 45 min

Plot Summary

Respected medical lecturer Dr. Frederick Frankenstein (Gene Wilder) learns that he has inherited his infamous grandfather's estate in Transylvania. Arriving at the castle, Dr. Frankenstein soon begins to recreate his grandfather's experiments with the help of servants Igor (Marty Feldman), Inga (Teri Garr) and the fearsome Frau Blücher (Cloris Leachman). After he creates his own monster (Peter Boyle), new complications ensue with the arrival of the doctor's fiancée, Elizabeth (Madeline Kahn).

Cast: Gene Wilder, Peter Boyle, Cloris Leachman, Marty Feldman, Madeline Kahn, Teri Garr, Kenneth Mars, Gene Hackman

Director: Mel Brooks

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Crossbow Productions, Gruskoff/Venture Films, Twentieth Century Fox

Keywords: Cheeky, Doctor, Hilarious, 1930s, Small town, Rise, Love triangle

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    Mel Brooks is home with Young Frankenstein, his most disciplined and visually inventive film (it also happens to be very funny). show more

  • 50
    The Hollywood Reporter

    It is good-natured, lowbrow, backlot, hit-or-miss humor, but with no cumulative effect beyond its succession of hard-worked jokes. More theatrical than cinematic in its conception, this group effort relies on the improvisation of its performers. show more

  • 80
    Adam SmithEmpire

    A perfect example of early Brooks firing on all spoofily comedic cylinders. show more

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Nominated Sound
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Nominated Writing (Screenplay Adapted From Other Material)