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Frankenstein (1931)

Not Rated | | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi | 21 November 1931 (USA)
An obsessed scientist assembles a living being from parts of exhumed corpses.

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Storyline

Henry Frankenstein is a doctor who is trying to discover a way to make the dead walk. He succeeds and creates a monster that has to deal with living again. Written by Josh Pasnak <chainsaw@intouch.bc.ca>

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The man who made a monster See more »

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Drama | Horror | Sci-Fi

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21 November 1931 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$291,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$12,000,000
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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.20 : 1
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Trivia

In rejecting the role of the monster--a decision he came to deeply regret--Bela Lugosi reportedly claimed the he was a star in his own country, and did not come to America "to be a scarecrow." See more »

Goofs

The monster's coat and shirt are pulled over his chest for Dr. Waldman to perform a dissection. In the next scene, as the monster is coming down the stairs, having just killed Waldman, we see that he has neatly tucked in his shirt and buttoned his coat, just as any newly-created-from-corpses, tortured, simple-minded monster would do. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Dr. Henry Frankenstein: Down! Down, you fool!
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Crazy Credits

The author of the original novel is listed as "Mrs. Percy B. Shelley." See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Perfect Scary Movie (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

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Music by Giuseppe Becce
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Greatest Horror Movie
5 September 2008 | by See all my reviews

This is simply the greatest horror movie ever made,, Dracula is a close second and say phantom of the opera,, anyway,, Bela Lugosi, gives his best performance i think of his whole career right here in this movie.. Clive Owen did great as Dr. Frankenstein,, then opening credits are great in here,, the look is so dark,, evil, pitch black.. of course the movie is in black and white,, for it's time,, it's even better,, i think it would be good for today,, i like the plot,, the storyline,, just pretty much everything about the movie,, the scene with the little girl and the flowers,, the classic,, it's alive scene, you really can't go wrong with this movie,, and anybody who don't like this movie,, needs to have their head removed and operated on by Dr. Frankenstein,, the best horror movie of all time,, in my opinion


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