, then acting in the hit Broadway show which became Arsenic and Old Lace
(1944), had no interest in working on the film. Producer George Waggner
wisely decided to retain Karloff's make-up out of fear that the public would not accept any change in the monster's appearance. See more
When the monster appears outside Elsa's window, it casts a
nearly full-body shadow on the library wall, with one arm fully visible, but in the close-ups of the monster the arm in question is obscured behind the window frame. Later in the same sequence, Ygor pops up over the monster's shoulder, yet the shadow cast seconds later shows only the monster. See more
There's a curse upon this village, the curse of Frankenstein.
Aye, it is true. The whole countryside shuns the village. Our fields are barren, the inn is empty.
Village Mother of Hungry Children
My little ones cry in their sleep. They are hungry. There is no bread.
It's the curse, the curse of Frankenstein.
This is nonsense, folks. You talk as though these were the Dark Ages. You know as well as I do that the monster died in the sulfur pit under Frankenstein's tower. And that Ygor, his familiar, was riddled ...