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Dr. Pretorius (Character)
from Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

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Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
Dr. Pretorius: To a new world of gods and monsters!

Dr. Pretorius: We shall drink to our partnership. Do you like gin? It is my only weakness.

Dr. Pretorius: Do you know who Henry Frankenstein is, and who you are?
The Monster: Yes, I know. Made me from dead. I love dead... hate living.
Dr. Pretorius: You are wise in your generation. We must have a long talk, and then I have an important call to make.

Karl: [looking at the female skeleton exhumed to create the Bride] Pretty little thing, in her way, wasn't she?
Dr. Pretorius: I hope her bones are firm.

The Monster: Smoke? Friend?
Dr. Pretorius: Yes, I hope so. Have a cigar - they're my only weakness!
The Monster: Good! Good!

Dr. Pretorius: Sometimes I have wondered whether life wouldn't be much more amusing if we were all devils, no nonsense about angels and being good.

Dr. Pretorius: The Bride of Frankenstein!

The Monster: Friend? Friend?
The Monster's Mate: Awwwwwwww!
Dr. Pretorius: Stand back! Stand back!
The Monster's Mate: Awwwwwwww!
The Monster: She *hate* me, like others.

Dr. Pretorius: [speaking of his Devil creation] The next one is the very devil. Beelzebub, this little chap. There's a certain resemblance to me, don't you think? Or, do I flatter myself?

Dr. Frankenstein: [to Elizabeth] This is Professor Pretorius. He used to be Doctor of Philosophy at the university but, uh...
Dr. Pretorius: But was booted out - booted, my dear Baron, is the word - for knowing too much.

Dr. Frankenstein: [after seeing Pretorius' creations] But this isn't science. It's more like black magic.
Dr. Pretorius: You think I'm mad. Perhaps I am. But listen, Henry Frankenstein. While you were digging in your graves, piecing together dead tissues, I, my dear pupil, went for my material to the source of life. I grew my creatures, like cultures, grew them as nature does, from seed.

Dr. Pretorius: Everything is now ready for you and me to begin our supreme collaboration!
Dr. Frankenstein: No, no. Don't tell me of it. I don't want to hear! I've changed my mind. I won't do it!
Dr. Pretorius: I expected this! I thought we might need another assistant. Perhaps he can persuade you.
Dr. Frankenstein: Nothing can persuade me!
Dr. Pretorius: We shall see!
[the Monster is revealed]
Dr. Frankenstein: No! Not that!
Dr. Pretorius: Oh, he's quite harmless... except when crossed!

Minnie: Dr. Pretorius? Pretorius? - - Wha-wha-what, what was the name?
Dr. Pretorius: Dr. Pretorius.

Dr. Pretorius: You and I have gone too far to stop. Nor, can it be stopped so easily.

Dr. Frankenstein: When can I see it?
Dr. Pretorius: I thought you might change your mind. Why not tonight? It is not very late.
Dr. Frankenstein: Is it far?
Dr. Pretorius: No. But you will need a coat.

Dr. Pretorius: Creation of life is enthralling. Distinctly enthralling, is it not?

Dr. Pretorius: My experiments did not turn out quite like yours, Henry. But science, like love, has her little surprises. As you shall see.

Dr. Pretorius: Follow the lead of nature - or of God, if you like your bible stories. Male *and* female created to them. Be fruitful and multiply. Create a race. A manmade race upon the face of the earth. Why not?

Dr. Pretorius: Our mad dream is only half realized. Alone, you have created the man. Now, together, we will create - his mate.
Dr. Frankenstein: You mean?
Dr. Pretorius: Yes, a woman. That should be *really* interesting.

Karl: [Reading a tombstone] Died 1899. Madelina Ernestine, beloved daughter of...
Dr. Pretorius: Oh, never mind that! How old was she?
Karl: Age 19 years 3 months.
Dr. Pretorius: Oh, that's the one!

The Monster: You - make man - like me?
Dr. Pretorius: No. Woman! Friend for you.
The Monster: Woman? Friend! Yes!

Dr. Frankenstein: There are always accidental deaths occurring.
Dr. Pretorius: Always.

Dr. Frankenstein: Shall we put the heart in now?
Dr. Pretorius: Yes.
Dr. Frankenstein: Ludwig!

Dr. Pretorius: Isn't it amazing, Henry? Lying here, within this skull, is an artificially developed human brain. Each cell, each convolution - ready. Waits for life to come.

Dr. Pretorius: Look. The storm is coming up over the mountains. It will be here soon!
Dr. Frankenstein: The kites! Are the kites ready?
Karl: Yes!
Dr. Frankenstein: Then send them up as soon as the wind rises. Hurry! Hurry!