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Frankenstein: The True Story (1973)

TV Movie  -   -  Horror | Sci-Fi  -  27 December 1978 (Portugal)
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Elizabeth Fanschawe
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Sir Richard Fanshawe
Clarissa Kaye-Mason ...
Lady Fanschawe (as Clarissa Kaye)
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Francoise DuVal
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Julian Barnes ...
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A more psychological telling of the Mary Shelley story has a different kind of monster...

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Horror | Sci-Fi

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27 December 1978 (Portugal)  »

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A Verdadeira História de Frankenstein  »

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The last film of Michael Wilding. See more »

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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

The Creature: [hypnotized and speaking in Henry Clervel's voice] For God's sake, help me, Polidori!
Dr. John Polidori: I can't help you, Henry. And God certainly won't. Why should he? He didn't create this... freak.
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References The Bride of Frankenstein (1935) See more »

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Lullaby
Music by Edward Elgar
Arranged by Carlo Martelli
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Star-studded, literate adaptation
14 September 2003 | by (NYC) – See all my reviews

It's a shame that this spectacular TV movie (which originally ran in two 2-hour parts) is only available in a much abbreviated 2 hour version (actually this is the version released in theatres in the UK and abroad, while the full version played on US TV) from the cheapie distributor Goodtimes. Hopefully, the full version will one day make it onto DVD (the way it took quite a while for the original SALEMS LOT two-part TV movie to get released on tape and dvd, when it also was only available as a 2-hour abridgement). Written by Christopher Isherwood, this literate, beautifully filmed retelling of the Mary Shelley classic is a must see.


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