What It’s About: Professor Frankenstein (Whit Bissell) is an outcast due to his theories of the reuse of body parts. When a fortuitous crash outside his house provides him with the bodies of teenage athletes, Frankenstein begins to create a new teenager out of the wreckage…but will even Frankenstein be able to control a teenager?
Why Watch it Today?: Whit Bissell was a regular presence in 1950s monster movies, but he was rarely better than he is here, at his campy best, as the high-handed Professor Frankenstein. Bissell was born on this date in 1909.
Other Choices: Bissell played the older researcher in Creature from the Black Lagoon