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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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Sir Richard Fanshawe
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Lady Fanschawe (as Clarissa Kaye)
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Mrs. Blair
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Francoise DuVal
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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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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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27 December 1978 (Portugal)  »

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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 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

Elizabeth Fanschawe: [to Frankenstein] Victor! That man is your worst enemy! Leave him to his fate!
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Connections

Version of Frankenstein (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Piano Sonata No. 23 in F minor, Op. 57 (Appassionata)
Music by Ludwig van Beethoven
Arranged by Philip Martell
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Fabulous re-telling of the original story
9 January 1999 | by (Pennsylvania, USA) – See all my reviews

Although this film may digress in many ways from the book, it is nonetheless superb. A fine cast, including Leonard Whiting, Nicola Padgett and guest appearances from many others, rounds out the experience. One empathizes with the monster, who begins his new life as a beautiful, sensitive creature only to physically and aesthetically deteriorate as time goes on. An interesting twist is the subplot of Prima, the second creature, created by Dr. Polidori (Victor's nemesis) with the assistance of Victor...I first saw this movie on television when I was about 9 or 10, I seem to remember it being shown in two parts, the second part beginning with Polidori's attempt to bring Prima into elite society, followed with the downfall of Victor, the monster and Polidori. Really one of my favorite re-tellings of the Frankenstein story.


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