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House of Frankenstein(1945)

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The working titles of this film were The Devil's Brood and Destiny. According to a December 1943 Hollywood Reporter news item, this film was originally slated for producer George Waggner, but because of scheduling conflicts it was reassigned to Paul Malvern. Boris Karloff, who plays the mad scientist "Dr. Niemann," had played the role of Frankenstein's monster in the 1931 Universal film Frankenstein and in The Bride of Frankenstein (1935). John Carradine played "Count Dracula" for the first time in House of Frankenstein.
       January 1995 Los Angeles Times article noted that the film's score had been recorded by the Moscow Symphony Orchestra. Musical director H. J. Salter gave his permission for the project before his death in 1994, and although Universal had discarded the original sheet music, the score was reconstructed. House of Frankenstein marked the first time that all of Universal's "monsters," with the exception of the "Mummy," appeared together in one film, and was the second in a series of Universal films which teamed two or more of its horror stars. For additional information on the aforementioned Universal series, please consult the Series Index and see the entries for Frankenstein (AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1931-40, F3.1465), Dracula (AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1931-40, F3.1121), and The Wolf Man .