Young Frankenstein (1974)

Rating: ***
Director: Mel Brooks
Cast: Gene Wilder, Peter Boyle, Marty Feldman, Cloris Leachman, Teri Garr, Madeline Kahn

When Mel Brooks is good, he's really good, and this is probably his best film. A wonderful parody of Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein" filmed in glorious black and white, Gene Wilder plays the late Dr. Frankenstein's grandson who wants nothing to do with his grandfather's twisted research. However, he soon starts getting wrapped up in his grandfather's notes and decides to continue his research by animating another corpse (Peter Boyle) with the aid of his hunchbacked man-servant, Igor (Marty Feldman put to good use). Naturally, the wrong brain gets used and the misunderstood monster goes on a rampage. Devilishly funny, with cute and bouncy Teri Garr offering some rewarding cleavage. Great fun.