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âAn uproariously funny yet loving and beautifully crafted homage, Young Frankenstein is still the best-written, most finely tuned and meticulously executed of Mel Brooks' comedies.â â Mark Bourne, DVD Journal
Director Mel Brooksâ hilariously âabby-normalâ homage to 1930s monster movies is one of the strangest, funniest, most brilliantly conceived comedies to escape from Hollywood since the heyday of the Marx Bros. The fantastically nutty Gene Wilder (who co-wrote the script) stars as Dr. Frankenstein ("Thatâs Frahnk-en-steen"), grandson of the famed mad scientist. When Freddy discovers that he is the inheritor of his grandfatherâs estate, he journeys to Frankenstein Castle in Transylvania, uncovers the old manâs notebooks, and is awakened to the idea of continuing his infamous relativeâs highly questionable experiments in dead tissue re-animation. Soon, our frantic hero is embroiled in a riotous scheme to breathe life into a tap-dancing monster (Peter Boyle) with demented help from his bug-eyed hunchback assistant Igor (Marty Feldman), a ditzy wench named Inga (Teri Garr), Freddyâs debutante fiancĂŠ Elizabeth (Madeline Kahn), and the frightening Frau Blucher (Cloris Leachman). Filmed in glorious black and white, and featuring actual sets and props from the original Frankenstein films from the â30s, Young Frankenstein is a zany classic guaranteed to make you feel like âPutting on the Ritz!â (Dir. by Mel Brooks, 1974, USA, 106 mins., Rated PG) Digital