CinemaDave (cinemadave) wrote,

Lent Day 31 "Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed" was too soon for Peter Cushing

In the year of Boris Karloff's passing, moonlandings, miracle Jets & Mets, "Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed" seems like a note of gothic comfort. As Baron Frankenstein, Peter Cushing returns to pure villainy with screaming comeuppance. Could the Baron return? Hammer tried to reboot the franchise with another actor playing a younger, sexier Baron - but it just did not seem like a "Hammer-Frankenstein" flick anymore. Cushing would return for a swan song.

Also of note is Simon Ward as the Baron's assistant. Ward would shortly make a name for himself as "Young Winston," a biography costarring Anne Bancroft and Robert Shaw.

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