Young Frankenstein

Lists: 40 Years Ago - 1974

Brief Synopsis: "A young neurosurgeon (Gene Wilder) inherits the castle of his grandfather, the famous Dr. Victor von Frankenstein. In the castle he finds a funny hunchback called Igor, a pretty lab assistant named Inga and the old housekeeper, Frau Blucher. Young Frankenstein believes that the work of his grandfather was delusional, but when he discovers the book where the mad doctor described his reanimation experiment, he suddenly changes his mind..."

Overall Ranking: 49 (Rank from 1974: # 2)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 100%
Regular 0%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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David Baruffi97(full review)
Thomas Pollock90
Patrick Devitt90

People Involved

  • Gene Wilder (Dr. Frederick Frankenstein)
  • Marty Feldman (Igor)
  • Madeline Kahn (Elizabeth)
  • Cloris Leachman (Frau Bl├╝cher)
  • Kenneth Mars (Insp. Hans Wilhelm Friedrich Kamp)
  • Richard Haydn (Gerhard Falkstein)
  • Peter Boyle (The Monster)
  • Teri Garr (Inga)
  • Liam Dunn (Mr. Hilltop)
  • Danny Goldman (Medical Student)
  • Oscar Beregi Jr. (Sadistic Jailor (as Oscar Beregi))
  • Arthur Malet (Village Elder)
  • Anne Beesley (Little Girl)
  • Monte Landis (Gravedigger)
  • Rusty Blitz (Gravedigger)
  • John Madison (Villager)
  • John Dennis (Orderly in Frankensteins Class)
  • Gene Hackman (Blindman)
  • Berry Kroeger (First Village Elder (uncredited))
  • Mel Brooks (Director)