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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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...no man has ever seen his like ...no woman ever felt his white-hot kiss... See more »

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Drama | Horror | Sci-Fi

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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21 November 1931 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dr. Frankenstein  »

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Box Office

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

The set design of the windmill sequence was inspired by a building in Los Angeles that housed a local bakery, Van de Kamp, which displayed a large windmill as its corporate logo. See more »

Goofs

In the film's first scene, when Dr. Frankenstein and Fritz begin to dig up the newly-interred corpse, they both shed their jackets. After a dissolve to bridge the passage of time, when they reach the buried casket, a shovel is upright in the unearthed soil behind them with one of the jackets hanging on it as well as a hat. . .but neither man was wearing or carrying a hat when they arrived at the grave. See more »

Quotes

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

The author of the original novel is listed as "Mrs. Percy B. Shelley." See more »


Soundtracks

Grand Appassionato
(uncredited)
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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