Young Frankenstein

Young Frankenstein is a 1974 American comedy film directed by Mel Brooks and starring Gene Wilder as the title character, a descendant of the infamous Dr. Victor Frankenstein. The supporting cast includes Teri Garr, Cloris Leachman, Marty Feldman, Peter Boyle, Madeline Kahn, Kenneth Mars, Richard Haydn and Gene Hackman. The screenplay was written by Brooks and Wilder.

The film is an affectionate parody of the classical horror film genre, in particular the various film adaptations of Mary Shelley's novel Frankenstein produced by Universal in the 1930s. Most of the lab equipment used as props were created by Kenneth Strickfaden for the 1931 film Frankenstein. To further reflect the atmosphere of the earlier films, Brooks shot the picture entirely in black-and-white, a rarity in the 1970s, and employed 1930s-style opening credits and scene transitions such as iris outs, wipes, and fades to black. The film also features a notable period score by Brooks' longtime composer John Morris.

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Dr. Frederick Frankenstein

Actor: Gene Wilder

Dr. Frederick Frankenstein (Gene Wilder) is a physician lecturer at an American medical school and engaged to the tightly wound Elizabeth (Madeline Kahn). He becomes exasperated when anyone brings up the subject of his grandfather, the infamous mad scientist. To disassociate himself from his legacy, Frederick insists that his surname be pronounced "Fronk-en-steen".
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Frankenstein's Monster

Actor: Peter Boyle

Soon after Frederick re-animates his creature (Peter Boyle), the creature makes its first halting steps, but, frightened by Igor lighting a match, attacks Frederick and must be sedated. Upon being asked whose brain was obtained, Igor confesses that he supplied "Abby Normal's" (abnormal) brain, unknowingly creating the Monster.
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Igor

Actor: Marty Feldman

Igor (pronounced "Eye-gore") is Frederick's hunch-backed, bulging-eyed servant who informed Frederick that his grandfather served Frankenstein's grandfather.
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Inga

Actor: Teri Garr

Inga is Frederick's lovely assistant hired for him by Igor.
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Elizabeth

Actor: Madeline Kahn

Elizabeth is Frederick's tightly wound fiancee. It is implied that he is interested in her for her family's money.