Young Frankenstein is a 1974 American comedy horror film directed by Mel Brooks and starring Gene Wilder as the title character, a descendant of the infamous Dr. Victor Frankenstein, and Peter Boyle as the monster. The supporting cast includes Teri Garr, Cloris Leachman, Marty Feldman, Madeline Kahn, Kenneth Mars, Richard Haydn, and Gene Hackman. The screenplay was written by Wilder and Brooks.
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein is a lecturing physician at an American medical school and engaged to Elizabeth, a socialite. He becomes exasperated when anyone brings up the subject of his grandfather Victor Frankenstein, the infamous mad scientist, and insists that his surname is pronounced "Fronkensteen". When a solicitor informs him that he has inherited his family's estate in Transylvania after the death of his great-grandfather, the Baron Beaufort von Frankenstein, Frederick travels to Europe to inspect the property. At the Transylvania train station, he is met by a hunchbacked, bug-eyed servant named Igor, and a young assistant, Inga. Upon hearing that the professor pronounces his name "Fronkensteen", Igor insists that his name is pronounced "Eyegor", rather than the traditional "Eegor".
|author||Gene Wilder Mel Brooks|
|award||National Film Registry|
|director||Gene Wilder Mel Brooks|
|editor||John C. Howard|
|genre||comedy drama horror science fiction|
|keywords||abduct bride of frankenstein capture chain discover engage hans delbrück hear hunchback inherit lightning medical school musical number prosthetic arm read secret entrance shout sleep than the think top hat train station victor frankenstein young girl|
|nomination||Academy Award for Best Sound Mixing Academy Award for Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay|
|productionCompany||Crossbow Productions, Inc. Gruskoff/Venture Films Jouer Limited|
|publisher||20th Century Fox|
|theme||comedy horror mad scientist parody|