This is a documentary on the making of the masterpiece "Frankenstein" from 1931. Every aspect of the above movie is covered and detailed. From the initial involvement from director Robert ... See full summary »
Comprehensive documentary produced for cable-TV's Turner Classic Movies, narrated by Kenneth Branagh, covers not only the history of Universal Studios (their humble beginnings as a factory of B-level fright films right up through the 1930s), but also the silent pictures which inspired the classic monster movies we know today as well as the offshoots made by other Hollywood studios, such as RKO's "King Kong". Priceless interviews with science-fiction writer Ray Bradbury, actors James Karen, Gloria Stuart, Lupita Tovar, Gloria Jean and Nina Foch, and Boris Karloff's daughter Sara give both a tantalizing glimpse of activity on the Universal lot and also the impressions, inspirations and childhood experiences of watching "Dracula", "Frankenstein" and "The Wolf Man" in movie theatres. A must for film buffs!
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