Come on now, come on!
Come with me, horsey.
Quiet, quiet, quiet!
Well, what are we waiting for?
The priest, you fool!
He won't do much good.
Not where I'm going.
You're late, Father!
You nearly missed the show.
I didn't hear the cock crow.
Think nothing of it, my dear sir.
Well, gentlemen, shall we?
At once, Your Holiness.
And I trust you'll accept my apologies for bringing you out on so raw a morning.
Pardon me, Your Holiness, but if that's for my benefit, could you speak up a bit?
Not that I can understand a word of it.
Never was much of a scholar.
I never had time for it.
Nearly had me.
That would never have done, would it?
That would have spoilt your day for ya.
Get him away from here!
Get him away, do you hear?
You get that boy away from here!
Get him away!
I think it would be best, Father!
Do it now.
Come on, it's my head.
You're going to have it off anyway.
Get him away from here!
Get him away, do you hear?
You get that boy away from here!
Get him away!
Hans, is that you?
Yes, Dr. Hertz.
Well, come quickly, I need you.
Sorry I'm late, Doctor.
Is he in?
Your gloves, boy.
A drink, in Heaven's name.
32, 33, 34, 35.
Oh, I needed that.
49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56,
57, 58, 59.
How long this time?
One hour, one whole hour to the second.
Come on, come on!
No, don't touch it, it'll freeze your fingers off!
Close the doors.
The room is not warm enough.
Stoke up the stove.
Stand by the switch.
Again, again, again, again!
The smelling salts over there.
Take that foul smelling stuff away, please.
Of course I'm alive.
Didn't I tell you I would be?
Oh, yes, but.
Hertz, I am constantly surprised at your lack of faith in my work.
But you were dead, was he not, Hans?
But my soul had not left my body.
For one whole hour, I was dead.
It was an hour wasn't it?
Exactly an hour?
Oh, to the second, eh, Hans?
For one hour my body had died, and yet my soul remained.
Where was it?
Was it, was it trapped within me?
Could it be trapped forever?
Could I, could I trap it myself?
Oh, this is all too much for me.
All I know is that you're here and that you're well.
You are well, aren't you?
I've never felt better, thank you.
Well, in that case, we must have a party and celebrate.
That's very flattering.
To celebrate the success of my experiment?
Oh, experiment nothing.
I want to celebrate your safe return.
Oh, no thank you, no.
I know your brandy, but a glass of champagne would be very welcome.
Do you think I'd drink that stuff if I could afford champagne?
Hans, does the local cafe have champagne?
I'm sure they would, Baron.
Run down and get a bottle.
There's a good fellow.
Run along, boy.
Off you go, boy.
He'll want paying, sir.
Well, give him some money.
I haven't got anything.
Everything I had was spent on all this.
Tell him I'll pay later.
Well, I'll try.
Do you have an overcoat?
No, I've never had one.
Well, it's stormy outside.
You'd better have mine.
I rarely go out.
Dead for one hour.
Yet my soul did not leave my body.
He'll be back in a minute, and if he catches you here...
I'm here on business.
The doctor sent me for some champagne.
And how is he going to pay for it?
Or are you treating him?
The Baron says he'll pay.
What's the matter, Christina?
I wish you didn't have to work for him, Hans.
I have to earn some money somehow, Christina.
You know what they say about him.
What do they say about him behind his back?
I don't know.
But I can guess.
That he's some sort of monster in league with the devil himself.
That he practices witchcraft and performs the Black Mass.
Is that what they say?
Something like that.
Have they told you he eats little babies, or can turn himself into a toad?
I'll tell you something, Christina.
If it's a choice between him and they, I'll choose him every time.
There's no cause for you to get upset with me, Hans.
Who are you talking to?
In God's name, haven't I told you to keep away from here?
I'm here as a customer, sir.
That doesn't give you the right to hang around my daughter.
I have enough trouble with her without...
What is it you want?
Dr. Hertz sent me for it.
Go on, out!
What have I said?
He'll pay, or at least the Baron will.
I'll pay, then!
That is, if you've got any real champagne, which I doubt.
What will you pay with?
For a dozen bottles.
Will you take it, or not?
And keep away from my daughter in future!
I don't want your type hanging around her.
Or the best that your establishment can offer.
White or red?
A selection, gentlemen.
And which do you recommend to your own taste, landlord?
The white is very good.
"The white is very good."
Excellent, we'll have the red.
And see that it isn't corked, unless you want to lose your license.
It's in excellent condition, gentlemen, I assure you.
It had better be, or my father will hear of it.
Oh no, landlord.
Served by your charming daughter.
By your daughter, landlord.
She, she's out.
She went home early.
Oh, I see.
As pretty as a picture, today.
Please don't tease me.
Were you teasing her, Johann?
On the contrary, Anton.
I was complimenting her.
Your wine, gentlemen.
Christina is to serve it.
It's alright, Father.
Oh dear she nearly split it.
Be careful, my dear.
You don't want your father to lose his license, do you?
See how gracefully she walks.
Look what you've done!
You silly bitch!
She didn't mean it, I assure you.
Well of course she did!
Get out of my sight!
You will apologize for that!
Be careful, Hans.
Don't be a fool.
I will what?
You will apologize.
Did you hear what this peasant said?
I do not care to talk to the spawn of murderers!
Stop that, you young fool!
You'll smash the place up!
Come on, then!
Are you afraid?
All three of you?
Give me that knife.
They're gonna get what they deserve!
I'll kill you for that!
Then you'll go the same way as your father!
You want to prefer charges?
How about all this mess?
I know him.
He'll come back in the morning and clear it all up.
I want him charged with assault!
Three healthy young men against one.
That won't sound so good in court, will it sir?
Oh, well never mind.
Oh, leave that, Christina.
You go on home.
You have to be up early in the morning.
I'm sorry, Father.
It's not your fault.
Off to bed.
And don't worry.
Good night, Father.
Good night, my dear.
Mine, I think, landlord.
And where is our young friend?
You may well ask.
Oh, I see.
Good evening, gentlemen.
Been having a party?
What have you done here?
You should have that attended to.
I'll be alright.
On the contrary, without immediate attention it could develop into something quite unpleasant.
What do you think, Doctor?
I'm sure Dr. Hertz will render first aid, for a small charge.
Well, how much?
His normal fee would be 10 crowns, but since this is an emergency, and he has a charitable disposition, perhaps I could persuade him to do it for five?
Payable in advance.
My friend and I will dine.
Your menu, please.
And will you be so kind as to put this on ice for us?
Are you hurt?
Only my pride.
I lost my temper.
I shouldn't have, I suppose.
Thank you for trying to help.
That temper of mine is always getting me into trouble.
Get me hanged one day.
You mustn't say that.
Because of what they did to my father?
You know what they say, like father, like son.
Never say that!
I sometimes think I'm like him.
Oh, you're not like him.
He was a drunkard!
He stole, and he killed a man.
But I don't remember him like that at all.
I only remember him as a jolly old man who used to make me laugh.
You know he was always telling stories.
He'd take me for long walks in the country and tell me all sorts of wonderful things about what we saw.
And I believed him, every word.
I'm sure he made them all up.
Did your father take you for walks when you were a kid?
He never took me anywhere.
He didn't like to be seen with me.
Oh, sorry, I didn't mean...
But he's been very kind in other ways.
Every penny he gets he spends on doctors for me.
He thinks they might be able to help.
And don't you?
We're going to see another one tomorrow in Innesbad.
It won't be any use.
Do you care?
Yes, I care!
I think of nothing else!
It eats me up!
Just to look ordinary, not beautiful.
Just ordinary, so I could walk about the streets without hiding my face in shame.
You don't have to hide from me, Christina.
Well, you know that, don't you?
Please, you'll make it worse.
I love you, Christina.
And I believe you love me.
Well, come along, Hertz, we've work to do tonight.
You don't think my experiments end there, do you?
Haven't you grasped anything of what I've been doing for these last six months?
I confess very little.
As I feared.
An excellent meal, landlord.
Have you finished?
I suppose I have.
Then settle the bill, will you?
Keep the change.
Look after that head.
Oh, landlord, I find myself temporarily embarrassed.
Financially, I mean.
And my companions likewise.
Do you think you could see your way clear to...
Only until tomorrow.
May I remind you gentlemen that I was told the same story last week, and I'm still waiting for my money?
If that is to be your attitude, we shall have to take our custom elsewhere.
Do that, gentlemen.
It will cost me less.
Here, here, here, here, here.
Throw open thy window that I may gaze upon thy beauty!
They'll go away.
♪ Sweet Christina, fair of face ♪
♪ Blessed with beauty, filled with grace ♪
♪ Lonely on your virgin bed ♪
♪ You'll stay a virgin 'till you're dead ♪ No, Hans, no!
♪ In your dreams a handsome lad ♪
♪ Comes creeping to your virgin bed ♪
♪ Hide your face, don't let him see ♪
♪ One look at it, and he will flee ♪ I could kill them!
♪ Sweet Christina, don't you cry ♪
♪ It won't be long before you die ♪
♪ Then from the heavens a star will fall ♪
♪ For the ugliest angel of them all ♪
Forget them, Hans.
Singing has given me a thirst, a lovely thirst that needs quenching.
Will you gentlemen assist me quench it?
Open the doors.
I can't wind this.
The force trapped in the rock itself is being released.
Oh, it's magic!
Anything we don't understand is magic, until we understand it.
To me, it's magic, all of this.
Until we understand it and master it.
Help me, man!
Switch that anti-clockwise!
Mind your hand.
He's just leaving.
This is our night.
After you, after you.
What is it to be, gentlemen?
The drinks on the house.
Come on out.
I know you're there.
A shield of indestructible matter.
We have succeeded, Hertz.
A frame of force so strong that nothing can enter it and nothing can escape.
One question, please.
What is it for?
What is it for?
To give life after death, my friend.
That's what it's for.
Life after death.
We have conquered death.
I should have thought the whole thing was perfectly clear even to someone as muddle-headed as you are, Hertz.
However, if you wish, I will explain it to you step by step.
Yes, please explain.
Now, first of all, I have established beyond doubt that the soul does not leave the body at the instant of death.
Now, you understand that?
And you agree?
The second thing, I have succeeded in creating a frame of force so strong that nothing can penetrate it.
Now, if nothing can penetrate it, than nothing can leave it, agreed?
I suppose so.
There's no supposition about it.
It is a fact, you saw for yourself.
Well, there you are then.
Where am I?
What has all this to do with conquering death?
Do I have to spell it for you?
Yes, you do.
I am a muddle-head.
I'm a broken down, drunken old muddle-head, and you have to spell it for me.
One dies because the body dies, not the soul.
Death is a physical thing, not spiritual.
The body deteriorates, or is broken in some way, or just decays, but the soul remains alive.
Now, if I can transfer the soul to my apparatus, repair the damaged body, and then return the soul, I have conquered death.
Is that not so?
If you say so.
I do say so.
Then it must be so.
It's almost daylight.
Would you like me to make you a nice cup of coffee?
What are you all staring at?
In here, you!
This is him, sir.
Show him the coat.
No use you denying it.
We have witnesses to prove that you were wearing the coat.
I'm not denying anything.
So, you admit that this is your coat.
Where were you last night?
I was here.
I know that!
But after here, where?
Didn't you hear me?
I heard you, sir.
I don't want to tell you.
And I'm not surprised.
Take him away!
Where to, why?
To be charged.
With murder, son.
I shall prove, without a shred of doubt, that this man, the son of a convicted murderer.
The story of a man's father cannot be brought as evidence.
As he was guillotined in this very town, within the living memory of many of you, for the same crime as has been committed by his son!
Like father, like son.
I call my first witness.
He said "I'll kill you for this."
Those were his very words?
That's exactly what he said.
Do you recognize this coat?
Yes, it's mine.
Did you not give it somebody?
Somebody here, in this very court?
Oh yes, of course I did.
He was so very cold, weren't you, son?
You are not allowed to address the accused.
Accused of what?
He wouldn't hurt...
That will be all!
You are Baron Victor Frankenstein?
And what is your occupation, Baron?
I am a busy man.
Your Honor, is this really necessary?
Please answer the question.
I am a doctor.
Of medicine, law, and physics.
And of witchcraft.
To the best of my knowledge, doctorates are not awarded for witchcraft, but in the event they are, no doubt I shall qualify for one.
You are a very clever man then, Baron.
Yes, I am.
Now, if you will kindly proceed, I should like to get back to my work.
What kind of work, Baron?
That is none of your business.
Perhaps it is my business.
Your Honor, may I state quite simply, that I have known the accused for several months, and that I have always found him to be trustworthy, diligent, keen witted, if not over intelligent, conscientious, abstemious, and wholly reliable.
I know that he has been accused of murder.
As a psychologist, I can only say that I consider it extremely unlikely that he could commit such a crime.
So, you think you can tell a murderer just by looking at him?
You say it is extremely unlikely he could commit such a crime, but not impossible?
No, not impossible.
And you would say he had a violent temper?
I certainly would.
And when he loses this violent temper, would you consider him capable of murder?
You must not put words into the witness's mouth.
Then I shall re-phrase the question.
What sort of a man would you say that is?
That is my case.
Do you still refuse to tell us where you were at that time?
You realize you are leaving me no alternative but to assume that you were at the scene of the crime.
The jury will retire.
You will be guillotined at dawn tomorrow.
Can't you get it into your head?
This is our chance!
We might have to wait years for such an opportunity!
And here it is right on our very doorstep!
Why do you hesitate?
But is it right?
What has right got to do with it?
That boy is doomed.
By this time tomorrow he'll be dead.
Guillotined, and the pieces buried.
Oh, it all seems so terrible.
Well all right, all right then.
What do we do?
Take his soul and preserve it.
Up there in my apparatus.
I want you to see that his body is here not later than one hour after his execution.
Do you understand that?
But how do I get them to give me his body?
You persuade one of his jailers to lend it to you for medical purposes.
Well, I can ask I suppose.
You've been the doctor here for the past 30 years, haven't you?
You must know something about everyone in the village.
Well, use that knowledge.
I'm sure they've all got something they want to hide.
When you have his soul, what then?
I transfer it to another body.
Bodies are easy to come by.
Souls are not.
See you don't let me down.
But oughtn't you to ask his permission?
What on earth for?
He might not want his soul up there.
He won't know anything about it until it's too late.
Besides, he might refuse.
Oh, it's you.
I can't pay you.
They haven't paid me for three months.
Don't know where my next meal is coming from.
You don't look as if you're starving.
What do you want then, Doctor?
I want you to do something for me.
Well, that makes a change, anyway.
When they execute that boy tomorrow, I want his body.
Just for an hour.
What do you want his body for?
Never you mind.
I want it.
Yeah, it's got something to do with that Baron Franken thing.
You're friendly with him, aren't you?
I'm having nothing to do with him and what he gets up to.
Do you remember that little girl in Innesbad?
What little girl?
The pretty one that started putting on weight all of a sudden.
And tried to pin it onto me.
But you fixed it alright, didn't you, Doctor?
Did you tell your wife about that?
Are you mad?
And the time you came back from Carlsbad, covered in sores?
They was food poisoning, they was!
That's what you told your wife, wasn't it?
Hey, what are you getting at?
I want that body.
Look, it's an execution!
We'll miss it!
Looks like a young man.
Is there no one who might be of help?
And there he is.
I'll pick him up again tonight as soon as it's dark.
You won't go spoiling him, will you?
No, no, no, no, no.
Please go, please go.
What's that noise?
Nothing, nothing nothing!
Now, please go.
Come on, let's get him upstairs.
Just a minute.
Ask who it is.
Who is it?
May we see you a moment, doctor?
Hide this first.
Alright, answer it.
She drowned herself, doctor.
Is there anything you can do?
No, I'm sorry.
There is nothing I can do.
Dr. Hertz and I will do what we can.
Bring her in.
But there is nothing I can do.
Oh, yes there is.
Our young friend will live again sooner than we thought.
But, in her body?
She's twisted, deformed and broken.
No, no no.
I'll have no part of it.
Bone too short perhaps?
A blood clot somewhere near the brain.
Nothing you can't put right.
Under my direction.
In six months time, she'll be as good as new, Hertz.
It's alright, my dear.
You can be proud of it.
My handiwork, but your brain.
You can get rid of that.
You see, the hair has changed color.
Well, the face is alright.
Now, let's see if she can walk.
Not now, she's still suffering from shock.
Alright, tomorrow then.
Who am I?
Now walk on your toes, please.
Stretch up as high as you can.
Did you feel any pain?
Now, lie down please.
Please, may I ask something of you?
What is it?
May I see my face?
What on earth for?
I want to know what I'm like.
The scar has healed perfectly.
You've nothing to worry about.
Lie down, please.
When are you going to tell me?
Tell you what?
Who I am.
Where I'm from.
How did I come to be here.
Your name is Christina, and you're a very healthy young girl.
That's all you need to know for the time being.
Don't be afraid.
Who am I?
You're a very, very lovely girl, my dear.
And where do you think you're going?
It is such a lovely day.
Christina, you are not to leave this house without my permission.
She is not to leave until I say so.
This is entirely my fault, Baron.
Oh, Christina, I shall be needing the top room for my work.
Would you please arrange to sleep downstairs?
Dr. Hertz will help you with your things.
Christina, my dear, there is something that I must tell you about yourself and about him, the Baron.
He told me not to, but I feel I must so that you can understand him a little better.
Is it about who I was?
That I cannot tell you.
Come and sit down.
When you first came here, you were not as you are now, you know.
Your face was terribly scarred and your body was deformed and twisted.
He made you as you are now.
By surgery, brilliant, unbelievably brilliant surgery.
But his hands.
No, no no, the hands were mine, but the skill was his.
He directed my every move.
Christina, my dear, that man possesses such power, such knowledge, why, sometimes I don't even understand it myself.
But he is a wonderful man.
But, will it be safe?
I've no idea.
But if we are to learn anything we must be prepared to take risks.
This test will be interesting and possibly informative.
That's enough reason for me to carry it out.
Now, will you please tell Christina to get ready?
We'll be leaving in half an hour.
Christina, I'm going to show you something.
When you see it, I want you to tell me whatever thoughts come into your head.
Now, will you do that?
What, what did you say?
He remembered his father on the guillotine.
Hans, look, surely you understand by now.
His soul is in her body.
Not all the time, not all the time.
We must try some more tests.
Oh, no, not now.
It was a shock to her.
She doesn't understand what is happening.
She is bewildered.
What's the matter?
You've come in here as if you'd seen a ghost.
I tell you, it was nothing!
Look, deal me in, eh?
And let's have some more wine.
Another one, come on.
Double or nothing.
I'm going home.
What's the matter with you?
There's nothing the matter with me.
There's nothing the matter with me!
Anton, calm yourself down.
Calm yourself down.
Well, alright, go on home.
I'm having another drink.
My friends have to go bye-byes.
Don't forget to say your prayers.
I'll show you a trick.
Now, take a card.
What is the matter with everybody?
No, I want another drink!
I said out!
I'm closing up!
Go on, get out!
I'll report you!
I'll tell my father!
Get on home!
Who are you?
Does it matter?
What are you doing here?
Is that important?
Well, no, I suppose not.
It's just, just that I've never seen you here before.
You're very pretty.
So they tell me.
And who tells you?
Men, I suppose.
I suppose you've been with lots of men, hmm?
And you have been with lots of girls.
Do you want to come with me?
There's an empty house just around the corner.
We could go there.
I don't know.
Well, alright then.
You know, I used to know the girl who lived here.
What was she like?
She was ugly.
You know, I don't believe you're real.
I am real.
I shall in a minute.
Hey, where are you going?
You know, I don't believe you are real.
I think you're a marriage.
An oasis in the middle of my desert's life.
Can you help me off with my boots?
I say, can you hear me?
Are you there?
Where are you hiding?
If you've been tricking me...
Kill, kill, kill, kill!
Christina, my dear, with fresh rolls.
Oh, I love you.
When you've finished, I'd like your assistance.
Christina, my breakfast on a tray, please.
Are you coming?
What's the point?
I shan't be able to sleep.
Might as well stay here.
Have another drink to quieten you down.
I don't want another drink.
Karl, who did it?
Who killed him?
God knows, indeed.
You don't think it was a punishment, retribution
for what he did?
For what we did.
Don't tell me...
Can you help me, please?
I can try.
I was on my way to Innesbad, and I missed the coach.
There isn't another until morning.
I'll stay here and keep you company.
Oh, you are very kind.
So they tell me.
Would you care for some refreshment?
I'll fetch the landlord.
The fellow appears to have gone to bed.
You really are very kind.
Are you sure it's not too much trouble?
Of course not.
It's a pleasure.
I'm so sorry.
I must wash it or the wine will stain.
Will wash it?
It won't take a moment.
I'll do it in there.
You have another drink.
Kill him, Christina!
Oh, my dear child.
You shouldn't be doing that.
It's for the stove, for your coffee.
Well, even so, a nice young lady like you shouldn't be chopping wood.
Friend, I know.
He's come back.
He's come back!
If he's come back from the grave, somebody's brought him back.
What the devil's going on?
How dare you!
Get away from here!
We want to speak to you!
You'll have to see them.
They've threatened to burn down the house if you don't.
And he had written the name of his assassin in his own blood.
And what was the name?
Is this why you've interrupted my work?
To tell me this fantasy?
I realize that you are an educated man, Baron, but there are things that even the most learned of men cannot understand.
Are you suggesting that my late assistant has been brought to life again by witchcraft?
You said the word, sir, not I!
Then you believe that I have been practicing sorcery.
We do not know what it is that you do here, sir.
We only know that we have heard strange noises, and seen strange lights in the middle of the night.
You're wasting my time.
I'm afraid you've got to listen to us, sir, or we shall have to take steps.
What do you mean by steps?
That there are procedures laid down for the disposal of witches, as well you know, sir.
You mean you'll burn me?
Gentlemen, I do assure you...
This has nothing to do with you, doctor.
We know you.
This is between the Baron and us.
What can I do to convince you that you're wrong?
Produce the body?
If I show you his body will you be satisfied?
How do you mean show us it?
By digging it up, of course.
How else do you think?
It's been tampered with.
The screws are loose.
There you are.
Where's the head?
I have done what you told me.
What am I to do now?
You will kill Johann.
She was here, I saw her this morning.
Had her bed been slept in?
I don't know, it was very early.
What was she doing?
She was chopping wood.
Those fools are nearer the truth than they know.
Hans is alive.
His soul is in her body.
He's seeking revenge.
Two of those ruffians killed.
The third is still to die.
And what do you want?
Are you traveling far, sir?
How can I make you understand?
It's not only for my benefit that you release me, but also for yours.
The murderer is out there!
And will strike again if I don't get to her first.
What are you talking about?
It is true, absolutely true.
She lives, but her soul is not her own.
It belongs to young Hans Bernau.
You sentenced him to death.
It would appear you beheaded the wrong man.
I saw him this morning, running for the coach to Innesbad.
What is all this nonsense?
I think you'd better explain yourself, sir, from the beginning.
Would you care for a glass of wine, sir?
That's very kind of you.
Yes, yes, I would indeed.
You know, I, I can't get it out of my head.
Have we met somewhere before?
Drink your wine.
It may help you to remember.
Do you expect us to believe all this childish rubbish, sir?
Do you take us for fools?
He is telling the truth, officer.
He really is.
In that case you can rely upon us to apprehend the creature And...
In the name of justice, I suppose.
I'll get him!
I give up.
Who are you?
I'll tell you later.
Won't you even tell me your name?
What is it, coachman?
Horse has thrown a shoe, sir.
How long will it be?
Can't say, sir.
I know where we are.
We can practically walk from here.
Well, eh, if you're sure.
We can picnic on the way.
Oh, my hat box.
Would you like to rest for a while?
Are you hungry?
Pass me the basket.
Another kiss first.
Do you really want to know who I am, Johann?
How did you know my name?
I am Christina Kleve.
You have done what you had to do, Christina.
You may rest now in peace.
Now, listen to what I have to say.
It wasn't you who killed those young men.
You didn't know what you were doing.
Let me tell you who you really are.
I know who I am.
And what I have to do.