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Frankenstein: The True Story (1973)

TV Movie  |  Not Rated  |   |  Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi  |  27 December 1978 (Portugal)
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Nicola Pagett ...
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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Passenger in Coach
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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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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. Victor Frankenstein: [to the Creature, viciously] Are you satisfied now? Have you punished me enough for giving you life?
[he calms down, then:]
Dr. Victor Frankenstein: I've wronged you, I know. I, I disowned you. I wanted to destroy you. How can I blame you for anything that you've done? Poor creature... you're as weary of life as I am. If only I could rid mankind of us both. I'm a weak human, I can't stay long in this terrible place. But your iron body will keep you alive against your will. You'll be all alone here. That would be too ...
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Come Lasses and Lads
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Traditional
Arranged by Philip Martell
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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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