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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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Elizabeth Fanschawe
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Sir Richard Fanshawe
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Francoise DuVal
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Mr. Lacey
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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

The character 'Dr. Polidori' is not taken from Mary Shelley's novel, but was a real life acquaintance of hers. He started to write "The Vampyre" in the same weekend that she got the idea to write "Frankenstein". The actual Polidori served as Lord Byron's doctor at the time, who mockingly referred to him as 'Pollydori', just like Clerval does in this TV adaptation. 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

The Creature: [in Henry Clerval's voice] Do you still assume the authority of the almighty, Miss Fanschawe?
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Connections

Version of Young Frankenstein (1974) See more »

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The Marriage of Figaro
Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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Terrific movie about how the evils of men turn beauty into ugliness
19 January 2004 | by (Hamilton, Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

I remember watching this movie as a child and not really understanding it until years later when the transformation from something beutiful to something ugly happened as Sarrazin was exposed to all the evils and negativity of his creatr and others.

An excellent movie for anyone wanting to know just what goes wrong on this planet...........


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