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Mel Brooks' Role in Young Frankenstein

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What was it? I've seen this film a million times and I still can't place him.

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7 minutes ago, Janet0312 said:

What was it? I've seen this film a million times and I still can't place him.

"4. Brooks usually appeared in his own films but Wilder insisted he stay out of Young Frankenstein. The actor felt the funnyman's appearance would ruin the illusion and declared he would only make the film if he promised not to appear in it. Brooks did, however, make off-camera appearances as the howling wolf, Dr. Frankenstein's grandfather, and the shrieking cat."

https://web.archive.org/web/20180920172631/http://www.zimbio.com/Beyond+the+Box+Office/articles/oEyjYmZy4My/20+Things+Didn+t+Know+Young+Frankenstein

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1 hour ago, LawrenceA said:

"4. Brooks usually appeared in his own films but Wilder insisted he stay out of Young Frankenstein. The actor felt the funnyman's appearance would ruin the illusion and declared he would only make the film if he promised not to appear in it. Brooks did, however, make off-camera appearances as the howling wolf, Dr. Frankenstein's grandfather, and the shrieking cat."

https://web.archive.org/web/20180920172631/http://www.zimbio.com/Beyond+the+Box+Office/articles/oEyjYmZy4My/20+Things+Didn+t+Know+Young+Frankenstein

So he's not the villager who catches his daughter in the bedroom? 

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On 5/1/2020 at 2:58 PM, Janet0312 said:

So he's not the villager who catches his daughter in the bedroom? 

I also see the family resemblance with Brooks himself. But Helga's father is played by Michael Fox.

 

Michael Fox at IMDB

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