A brilliant burlesque of the old Universal horror films, Mel Brooks's YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN is a classic comedy in every respect and perhaps the funniest picture ever made. If anyone needs reminding, the memorable stuff includes Fronk-en-shteen / Taffeta, darling / Ya, ya, track 29 / Vould you like a roll in ze hay? / There, wolf; there, castle / Blucher, neeiigh! / What knockers! / Ovaltine? / Filthy, slimy rat! / Could be worse, could be raining / Hans Delbruck, scientist and saint / An enormous schwanzshtooker / Said-a-GIVE!?! / He vas my boyfriend!! / A rrriot is an ugly t'ink! / You take the blonde, I'll take the one in the turban...and ah, sweet mystery of life at last I've found you. The gorgeous black-and-white photography by Gerald Hirschfeld and the production design by Dale Hennesy also figure prominently, making it Brooks's most technically polished film. - JL
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"My grandfather used to work for your grandfather. Of course, the rates have gone up."