Young Frankenstein
First screened in May 2001 / Most recently screened in May 2012
Director: Mel Brooks. Cast: Gene Wilder, Marty Feldman, Peter Boyle, Teri Garr, Madeline Kahn, Cloris Leachman, Kenneth Mars, Gene Hackman, Richard Haydn, Danny Goldman, Liam Dunn, Oscar Beregi Jr., Anne Beesley. Screenplay: Gene Wilder and Mel Brooks (based on characters from the novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelley).

Twitter Capsule: Apt aesthetics, plus comic fire from Wilder, Feldman, Leachman, Kahn. All dulled by Brooks' iffy timing, bad gags.

VOR:   Best bits have defined Brooks's imprimatur for years. More famous scenes than in Saddles or Producers.

Photo © 1974 20th Century Fox

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B–

Academy Award Nominations:
Best Original Screenplay: Gene Wilder & Mel Brooks
Best Sound: Richard Portman & Gene S. Cantamessa

Golden Globe Nominations:
Best Actress (Musical/Comedy): Cloris Leachman
Best Supporting Actress: Madeline Kahn

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