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Young Frankenstein, John Alvin

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Artist   John Alvin - View Bio
Title   Young Frankenstein
Date Of Work   1974
Dimensions   40" x 26 3/4"
Notes   Mel Brooks Film
Young Frankenstein
Original. Mounted on acid free archival linen.
Condition: A, Bright Colors.

The poster for the film "Young Frankenstein".
The original 1974 Mel Brooks classic “Young Franenstein” poster. Starring Gene Wilder as Dr. Frederick Frankenstain, Peter Boyle as the Monster, Marty Feldman as Igor (Egor’s Grandson), Madeline Kahn as Elizabeth (young Dr. Frankenstein’s fiancé), Cloris Leachman as Frau Blücher (the original Dr. Frankenstein’s lover), Teri Garr as Inga (the laboratory assistant), Kenneth Mars as Inspector Kemp, Richard Haydn as Herr Falkstein, Liam Dunn as Mr. Hilltop, Danny Goldman as Medical Student, and Gene Hackman as The Blind Man.

“Frederick Frankenstein (Gene Wilder) is a respected lecturer at an American medical school and is more or less happily (though blandly) engaged to the tightly wound Elizabeth. Frederick becomes exasperated when anyone brings up the subject of his grandfather, the famous mad scientist, to the point of insisting that his name is actually pronounced "Fronk-en-steen".
A solicitor informs Frederick that he has inherited his family's estate. Traveling to said estate in Transylvania, Frankenstein meets his comely new lab assistant Inga (Teri Garr), along with the household servants Frau Blücher (Cloris Leachman) and Igor (Marty Feldman) (who, after hearing Frederick claim his name is pronounced "Fronkensteen" counter-claims that his is pronounced "Eye-gor.")
Inga assists Frederick in discovering the secret entrance to his grandfather's laboratory. Upon reading his grandfather's private journals the doctor is inspired to resume his grandfather's experiments in re-animating the dead. He and Igor successfully exhume and spirit away the enormous corpse of a recently executed criminal, but Igor's attempt to steal the brain of a revered scientist from the local "brain depository" goes awry, and he takes one labeled, "Do Not Use This Brain! Abnormal" instead.
The doctor and reassembled monster are elevated on a platform to the roof of the laboratory during a lightning storm. The experimenters are first disappointed when the electrically charged creature fails to come to life, but the reassembled monster eventually revives. The doctor assists the monster in walking but, frightened by Igor lighting a match, it attacks Frederick and must be sedated. Upon being asked by the doctor whose brain was obtained, Igor confesses that he supplied "Abby Normal's" brain and becomes the subject of a strangulation attempt himself.
Meanwhile, the local townspeople are uneasy at the possibility of Frederick continuing his grandfather's work. Most concerned is Inspector Kemp, who sports an eyepatch, a jointed and extremely creaky wooden arm, and a German accent so thick even his own countrymen cannot understand him. Kemp visits the doctor and subsequently demands assurance that he will not create another monster. Upon returning to the lab, Frederick discovers that Frau Blücher is setting the creature free; she then plays the violin to show that he loves music. After she reveals her romantic relationship to Frederick's grandfather, the creature is enraged by sparks from a thrown switch, and escapes from the Frankenstein castle.
While roaming the countryside, the monster has frustrating encounters with a young girl and a blind hermit; these scenes directly parody ones from the original Frankenstein movies. After recapturing the monster, Frederick wins him over with flattery, and finally fully acknowledges his heritage. After a period of training, he offers some illustrious guests the sight of "The Creature" following simple commands. The demonstration continues with Frederick and the monster launching into the musical number "Puttin' on the Ritz", complete with top hats and tails, which ends disastrously when a stage light breaks and frightens the monster into running into the audience where he is captured and chained by police.
He later escapes again, then kidnaps and ravishes the not-unwilling Elizabeth after she arrives unexpectedly for a visit. Elizabeth falls in love with the creature due to his inhuman stamina and his "enormous Schwanzstücke".
The townspeople, led by Inspector Kemp (Kenneth Mars), hunt for the monster. Desperate to get the creature back and correct his mistakes, Frederick plays music and lures the monster back to the castle. Just as the Kemp-led mob storms the laboratory, Dr. Frankenstein transfers some of his stabilizing intellect to the creature who, as a result, is able to reason with and placate the mob. The film ends happily, with Elizabeth married to the now erudite and sophisticated monster, while Inga joyfully learns what her new husband Frederick got in return from the monster during the transfer procedure.” – Filmsite.org, and IMDB.com

* Note: This is an Original Movie Poster Print, not a reprint or reproduction of any kind! Original Posters are printed in limited quantities, most are intended for display in theaters, hold their value longer and are considered collectors' items. Archival linen backing means that the original poster will last longer and is preferred method for framing original film posters.
Price Category   Category C  View Price Categories
Inventory Number   10351