Comedy. By Eddie Cope.
Cast: 3m., 5w., extras What’s the surest way to develop a beauty-contest winner? Create your own beauty. And who could be better qualified for the job than a member of the Frankenstein family! With nearly two centuries of people creation as his heritage¸ Dr. Victor Frankenstein IV—great-great-grandson of the original—could hardly fail. And he doesn’t. Instead of creating a monster¸ he manufactures the most beautiful woman in the world—physically¸ that is. Mentally? ... well ... she’s like a new-born baby. Dr. Frankenstein hires two tutors¸ a former model and a former Shakespearean actress. Aurora Dawn’s method of learning through imitation is hilarious. The eccentric teachers try to teach her to walk fetchingly¸ talk seductively¸ smile perpetually¸ applaud loudly for her enemies and fool the judges. While all this is going on¸ a flirtatious Russian spy tries to steal the secret of her creation. Did we say spy? Well … not exactly. As she says¸ “Who needs spies in America? Just send a news reporter and everybody will tell everything.” A “hobo” of a professional football coach; Dr. Frankenstein’s ubiquitous servant¸ Igor¸ who likes to tell Swiss jokes; and Tillie Talbot¸ who owns a tamale factory¸ round out the cast. Approximate Running Time: 75 minutes.