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Frankenstein (1910)

Unrated | | Short, Horror, Sci-Fi | 18 March 1910 (USA)
Frankenstein, a young medical student, trying to create the perfect human being, instead creates a misshapen monster. Made ill by what he has done, Frankenstein is comforted by his fiancée ... See full summary »

Director:

J. Searle Dawley

Writers:

Mary Shelley (novel), J. Searle Dawley
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Mary Fuller ... Elizabeth (uncredited)
Charles Ogle ... The Monster (uncredited)
Augustus Phillips ... Frankenstein (uncredited)
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Storyline

Frankenstein, a young medical student, trying to create the perfect human being, instead creates a misshapen monster. Made ill by what he has done, Frankenstein is comforted by his fiancée but on his wedding night he is visited by the monster. A fight ensues but the monster, seeing himself in a mirror, is horrified and runs away. He later returns, entering the new bride's room, and finds her alone. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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Short | Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

Unrated

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 March 1910 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Frankenštajn See more »

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Silent

Color:

Black and White (tinted)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Prior to the film's rediscovery, only a few images of Charles Ogle as The Monster were known to exist. Interestingly, Ogle looks a lot younger in the film than he does in the photographs. See more »

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Version of Frankenstein General Hospital (1988) See more »

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Before there was Karloff and Lugosi.....
26 February 2001 | by boris-26See all my reviews

This short film version of Mary Shelley's FRANKENSTEIN, made in 1910 always appeared in monster magazines, especially with the picture of actor Charles Ogle as the monster. He appears like an overweight court jester. I became lucky enough to get a copy of the film on videotape. This is like most films made before World War I, resembling filmed stage performances, with an unmoving camera. First we see the monster's creation, which takes palce in a vat, where his flesh fuses onto his bones like cotton candy on a paper cone. Next we see the monster claw at his creator, and frighten the creator's bride. No, it won't scare you (If it does frighten you, please seek therapy) but this is a unique chance to catch the actual birth of the horror film.


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