Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween....with "YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN"!!!

Happy Halloween everyone!

If Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein is not the funniest movie ever made, I'd like to know what is. I think it was especially effective if you were a fan of the old Boris Karloff/ Bela Lugosi classics from UNIVERSAL in the 1930's and '40's. Mel Brooks went so far as to use the actual sets and props from the first two films of the series, FRANKENSTEIN and BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN, which starred Karloff and was directed by James Whale.

I couldn't get through the scene with the monster meeting the blind man without laughing so hard I had tears coming out of my eyes....for the 100th time possibly!

So here's my little holiday treat for you intrepid visitors...three classic scenes from YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, featuring Gene Wilder, Peter Boyle, Marty Feldman, Teri Garr, and Madeline Kahn.....and the blind hermit was played by none other than two time Oscar winner Gene Hackman.

Dr. Frankenstein (exasperated, speaking to Igor)-"DAMN YOUR EYES!!!"
Igor..... "TOO LATE!!!!"

The national touring company of the stage version of Young Frankenstein is in Columbus, Ohio this weekend, and moves on to Chicago, Washington, Baltimore, and Atlanta. Check the website for exact dates.

"That's Franken-STEEN"!

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