Movie quotes from Son of Frankenstein – the classic sequel with Boris Karloff portraying the monster for the last time, Bela Lugosi portraying the manipulative Ygor for the first time, Basil Rathbone as the Son of Frankenstein himself, and Lionel Atwill as the suffering police constable.
Movie quotes from Son of Frankenstein
Baron Wolf von Frankenstein (Basil Rathbone): [about the Monster] Have you ever even seen him?
Inspector Krogh (Lionel Atwill): Most vivid recollection of my life. I was but a child at the time, about the age of your own son Herr Baron. The Monster had escaped and was … ravaging the countryside, killing, maiming, terrorizing. One night he burst into our house. My father took a gun and fired at him but the savage brute sent him crashing to a corner. Then he grabbed me by the arm!
[Krogh lowers his wooden arm]
Inspector Krogh (Lionel Atwill): One doesn’t easily forget, Herr Baron, an arm torn out by the roots.
Elsa von Frankenstein: What a dreadful storm and awful lightning
Baron Wolf von Frankenstein (Basil Rathbone): It’s magnificent. Nothing in nature is terrifying when one understands it. Darling, my father drew that very lightening from heaven and forced it for his own will to bring life to a being he created with his own hands. Why should we fear anything?
Baron Wolf von Frankenstein (Basil Rathbone): I should turn you over to Inspector Krogh!
Ygor (Bela Lugosi): No! Krogh no want dead man, Ygor is dead!
Baron Wolf von Frankenstein (Basil Rathbone): What are you talking about?
Ygor (Bela Lugosi): They hanged me once, Frankenstein … they broke my neck.
Baron Wolf von Frankenstein (Basil Rathbone): Hanged you … well, why did they hang you?
Ygor (Bela Lugosi): Because I stole bodies … they said …
Ygor (Bela Lugosi): They hanged me once Frankenstein. They broke my neck. They said I was dead. Then they cut me down. They threw me in here, long ago. They wouldn’t bury me in holy place like churchyard. Because I stole bodies, eh they said. So, Ygor is dead! So, Dr. Frankenstein. Nobody can mend Ygor’s neck. It’s alright.
Baron Wolf von Frankenstein (Basil Rathbone): [reading] My son, herein lies my faiths, my beliefs and my unfoldments. A complete diary of my experiments, charts and secret formulas. In short, the sum total of my knowledge, such as it is. Perhaps you will regard my work with ridicule or even with a distaste. If so, destroy these records. But if you like me burn with the irresistible desire to penetrate the unknown, carry on. The path is cruel and torturous, carry on. I put secret after truth, you will be hated, blasphemed and condemned. You have inherited the fortune of the Frankensteins, I trust you will not inherit their fate.
Baron Wolf von Frankenstein (Basil Rathbone): It appears that my father thought that he could extract from lightning some super-violet ray of life-giving properties.
Ygor (Bela Lugosi): [after faking a coughing fit and pointing to his broken neck] I’m sorry. I cough. You see, bone get stuck in throat!
Baron Wolf von Frankenstein (Basil Rathbone): And what did the giant look like?
Peter von Frankenstein: [stiffens his arms and legs as he walks] Well, he was a great big man, with a hairy coat, and he walked like this …
Baron Wolf von Frankenstein (Basil Rathbone): That’s enough Benson. Left ventricle. And look here Benson, look at this. Do you know what those are?
Benson: No, Sir.
Baron Wolf von Frankenstein (Basil Rathbone): Bullets. Crude bullets in his heart but he still lives.
Peter von Frankenstein: Here we are.
Elsa von Frankenstein: Peter! Peter! Peter! Peter! Open the door!
Ygor (Bela Lugosi): [laughing] I died living they all died dead.