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

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Trivia

The footage of the 'Figaro' opera singer receiving applause is actually a shot of Susannah Foster's curtain call from the 1943 version of The Phantom of the Opera. 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

Dr. Victor Frankenstein: The process is r... R? Ready to begin!
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Connections

References Les yeux sans visage (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

Mazurka No. 5, Op. 7
Music by Frédéric Chopin
Arranged by Bernard Ebbinghouse
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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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