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Son of Frankenstein (1939)


Donnie Dunagan's most famous live-action role was as Dr. Frankenstein's little son Peter in Universal's 1939 classic, SON OF FRANKENSTEIN. The movie starred Basil Rathbone, Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi and Lionel Atwill. It was the last of the great horror films of the '30s and one of the best in the Frankenstein series.

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Donnie with Josephine Hutchinson

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(left) Donnie with Basil Rathbone and Emma Dunn.

(below) Donnie shares a candy bar with Basil Rathbone
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(right) Donnie with Boris Karloff as the Frankenstein Monster.

(below) Lionel Atwill, as the one-armed Inspector Krogh, tries to outdraw Donnie.

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Brave little Donnie happily sits on the Monster's lap. Fresh from the make-up chair, Boris Karloff enjoys a moment of relaxation with Donnie Dunagan and Basil Rathbone before getting into his full costume to film scenes for SON OF FRANKENSTEIN.

SON OF FRANKENSTEIN is available on DVD as part of the Frankenstein Legacy Collection which features five classic films from the Universal series. to order, click on the image.

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