Cast: Sir Cedric Hardwicke (Frankenstein), Lon Chaney Jr. (The Monster),
Bela Lugosi (Ygor), Evelyn Ankers (Elsa), Lionel Atwill (Doctor Bohmer),
Ralph Bellamy (Erik), Doris Lloyd (Martha), Leyland Hodgson (Chief Constable),
Olaf Hytten (Hussman), Holmes Herbert (Magistrate), Barton Yarborough (Dr. Kettering)
Suffering from famine and poor harvest, the townsfolk blame the dire state of their village on the Frankenstein curse and blow up the castle that has brought them nothing but misfortune. Forced to flee, Ygor and the Frankenstein monster, who have managed to elude death once again, seek out Dr. Henry Frankenstein's second son, Ludwig, in the neighboring town of Vasaria. In possession of his father's diary, which details every aspect of his notorious experiments, Ludwig succumbs to the temptation of providing the monster with a new and "improved" brain. Unfortunately, the creature insists on having the cerebrum of an innocent child put into him and kidnaps a little girl from the village. Ygor, on the other hand, wanting to be ultimately powerful and live forever, tricks the misguided doctor into placing his diabolical brain into the monster's body.
PREQUELS, SEQUELS & REMAKES:
Son of Frankenstein (1939) -- Third in Universal's Frankenstein series of films. The Ghost of Frankenstein follows fourth in line.
Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943) -- Sequel to both The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942) and The Wolf Man (1941).