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Frankenstein: The True Story (1973)

TV Movie  |  Not Rated  |   |  Horror, Sci-Fi  |  27 December 1978 (Portugal)
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Elizabeth Fanschawe
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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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27 December 1978 (Portugal)  »

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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 Polidori introduces Victor to the creature in his carriage, the interior point of view shot shows a Chinese servant closing the carriage door. A split second later, in a reverse angle shot from the exterior, the servant has vanished. See more »

Quotes

Prima: Dr. Polidori says I look remarkably old for my age.
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Featured in Frankenstein: A Cinematic Scrapbook (1991) See more »

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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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