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Young Frankenstein

Tom's Recommended Film of the Week

Young Frankenstein

In Black...and White...and Plywood! That was the first radio spot I heard advertising the Mel Brooks film, Young Frankenstein. That alone caught my interest and got me to watch what turned out to be one of the funniest films I had ever seen. The moving hump, Frau Blücher, what knockers, it's all just too funny!

With recent TV broadcasts and the New Mel BrooksYoung Frankenstein Musical on Broadway, this past week, my youngest son and I sat down to experience Young Frankenstein together. Gene Wilder, Teri Garr, Marty Feldman, Peter Boyle, Madeline Kahn, Kenneth Mars and Cloris Leachman, a comedy dream cast if there ever was one. What a hoot! My son may not have gotten all the jokes, but judging by his foot stomping and howling, I know he got plenty of them. Now he'll know where some of those quotes my wife and I keep spouting are coming from. In fact, knowing him, he'll be popping off more than us in the future.

If you have a hankering for some silliness, if you love the old time black and white horror movies, if you think Mel Brooks created some of the funniest films of all times, if you have a young teenager you'd like to spend some time with and if you can squeeze a movie in-between all the football and shopping this holiday weekend, I'd highly suggest Young Frankenstein. It's just what the doctor ordered.