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Frankenstein (1931)

Not Rated | | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi | 21 November 1931 (USA)
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An obsessed scientist assembles a living being from parts of exhumed corpses.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Henry Frankenstein
... Elizabeth
... Victor Moritz
... The Monster (as ?)
... Doctor Waldman
... Baron Frankenstein
... Fritz
... The Burgomaster
... Little Maria
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Storyline

Henry Frankenstein is a doctor who is trying to discover a way to make the dead walk. He succeeds and creates a monster that has to deal with living again. Written by Josh Pasnak <chainsaw@intouch.bc.ca>

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Drama | Horror | Sci-Fi

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21 November 1931 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dr. Frankenstein  »

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Budget:

$291,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$12,000,000
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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.20 : 1
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Trivia

Boris Karloff's shoes weighed 13 pounds each. See more »

Goofs

When the monster is injected and finally falls to the floor, he passes out on his back. When the pick him up to drag him back into his cell, he is face-down. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Dr. Henry Frankenstein: Down! Down, you fool!
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Crazy Credits

The closing credits start with "A GOOD CAST IS WORTH REPEATING...". The first four actors' names are listed in all caps-sans serif font with the "S" in John Boles & Boris Karloff plus in CAST & IS tilted to the right 45 degrees. The remaining 5 cast members have their names listed in Serif font with both Caps & lower case letters. See more »

Connections

Followed by Bride of Frankenstein (1935) See more »

Soundtracks

Grand Appassionato
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Music by Giuseppe Becce
[End title & end cast music]
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A Classic!
5 May 2009 | by See all my reviews

I just wonder in awe at the uniqueness and charm of this movie, the atmospherics, sets, backgrounds, lighting, effects, sound and visuals etc. Even by watching you just get a totally uncanny sense of being part of and being real-time witness of a magnificent period of cinematic history.

You can almost taste the 1930's. It's the nearest thing you'll ever experience of whats its actually like to get in a time machine. Just switch off the lights and you can even imagine yourself being a 1930's cinema goer. Beautiful experience!

This film is nothing less than a classic! It just encapsulates the best of everything involved in movie making!


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