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Young Frankenstein (1974);
Love at First Bite (1979) @ Million Dollar Theater

Young Frankenstein (1974)
October 26, 2011 - 7:30 pm

Young Frankenstein (1974)

Directed by Mel Brooks

Mel Brooks’ spoof of the classic horror film finds young Dr. Frederick Frankenstein returning to the family castle and taking up his grandfather’s experiments, aided by hunchbacked servant Igor and sexy laboratory assistant Inge.  The doctor navigates encounters with angry townsfolk, suspicious constables, and a tricky secret-door bookcase in bringing to life his creation, an achievement which culminates in a very classy performance of “Puttin’ on the Ritz.”

Twentieth Century Fox. Producer: Michael Gruskoff. Screenwriter: Gene Wilder, Mel Brooks. Cinematographer: Gerald Hirschfeld. Editor: John C. Howard. Cast: Gene Wilder, Peter Boyle, Marty Feldman, Cloris Leachman, Teri Garr.

35mm, b/w, 106 min.

Love at First Bite (1979)

Directed by Stan Dragoti

When the Romanian government confiscates his castle to turn it into a training center for gymnasts, Dracula packs up and heads to New York, where he takes up residence at the Plaza Hotel, discovers the wonders of blood banks, and woos fashion model Cindy Sondheim with some fancy disco moves, while Cindy's psychiatrist/boyfriend haplessly attempts to thwart Dracula's ambitions.

American International Pictures. Producer: Joel Freeman. Screenwriter: Robert Kaufman. Cinematographer: Edward Rosson. Editor: Allan Jacobs, Mort Fallick. Cast: George Hamilton, Susan Saint James, Richard Benjamin, Dick Shawn, Arte Johnson.

35mm, color, 96 min.