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Frankenstein: The True Story (1973)

Not Rated | | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi | TV Movie 27 December 1978
A more psychological telling of the Mary Shelley story has a different kind of monster...

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Sir Richard Fanshawe
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A more psychological telling of the Mary Shelley story has a different kind of monster...

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Drama | Horror | Sci-Fi

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27 December 1978 (Portugal)  »

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A Verdadeira História de Frankenstein  »

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Trivia

Christopher Isherwood and Don Bachardy published their original version of the screenplay for this film because they were so unhappy with the way it had turned out. The published script differs from the final film in a number of ways. They were also unhappy with casting - they had requested that Jon Voight be offered the part of Victor Frankenstein - and their hope that John Boorman would be hired as director was also dashed. See more »

Goofs

When Frankenstein dissolves the severed arm with acid, the arm as first shown at the beginning of the scene is significantly different in appearance than the one which is shown actually being dissolved. See more »

Quotes

Dr. John Polidori: And what different futures, your and mine. But each will have what each desires. Only fools like Henry Clerval want vulgar fame. I shall have the power that works unseen, that moves the world. You alone, Frankenstein, when you read in your newspaper that a monarch has been deposed or that two nations are at war with each other, will say to yourself - that's the hand of Polidori. That's the man who once called me colleague.
Dr. Victor Frankenstein: Long live Polidori the invisible. May his plots thicken.
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Connections

Referenced in Frankenhooker (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

Eine kleine Nachtmusik
Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Arranged by Philip Martell
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Best Frankenstein Movie - Bar None!
28 December 2002 | by (Connecticut, USA) – See all my reviews

This is my favorite version of the Frankenstein stories and I have seen them all. I remember sitting up late to watch this movie in the 1970's. I have the very edited version on VHS. I would love to see the entire film released on DVD. The all star cast and period costumes were excellent!


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