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Victor Frawley ( William W. Cohill ), an eager young scientist, announces to his fiancée, Elizabeth Lavenza ( Lucy Cotton ), his discovery of "the chemistry of life." Warned by family and friends of the dangers of his invention, Victor falls asleep while reading Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and dreams the story of the novel, with himself as the main character. Using his regenerative fluid, Victor fashions a new breed of man ( Percy Darrell Standing ), invincible but without soul, whose brutality frightens away even his creator. His life threatened, Victor reluctantly creates a monster mate at the insistence of his "child." Fearing the consequences of the coupling, however, Victor destroys the mate, incurring the wrath of the lonely monster, who kills the doctor's sister and friend in revenge. The monster persists in his bloody destruction, murdering Elizabeth, and finally drives Victor to his own death. The dream over, Victor wakes, thankful for life, and rushes to destroy his evil fluid.
This 1915 silent horror/drama was based from the novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, produced by the Ocean Film Corporation, starring William W. Cohill, Percy Darrell Standing and Lucy Cotton. The production was filmed on locations in St. Augustine and Jacksonville, Florida, and Dahlonega, Georgia, with additional scenes shot on a steamer sailing from Savannah to New York. Tragically for fans of early horror silent films, Life Without Soul still remains a lost film. It would be thrilling if a copy someday resurfaces, but for now fans must be thankful with the few surviving scene photos.
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