PG-13 | | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Baron Frankenstein, with the aid of a young doctor and his fiancée, kidnaps the mentally sick Dr. Brandt in order to perform the first brain transplant operation.
The characters of Insp. Frisch (Thorley Walters) and the Police Doctor were added to the script at a late stage.
I fancy that I am the spider and you are the fly, Frankenstein.
When Mrs. Brant and her friend see the picture of Frankenstein and Brant in the newspaper, you can tell it is a recent paper from 1969 when the movie was made, and not the 1800s time frame. Although the news articles are in German, you can easily see words like "American President Nixon." Looks like Hammer's props department superimposed the drawing of Frankenstein and Brant onto a real daily newspaper they bought that day.
A scene was filmed of Baron Frankenstein raping Anna. Both Terence Fisher and Peter Cushing were very uncomfortable with the scene. This scene was included in the U.S. release version which increased its running time to 101 minutes.