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Frankenstein: Part 1 

A scientist obsessed with creating life steals body parts to put together his "creation."


Glenn Jordan


Sam Hall (adaptation), Dan Curtis (adaptation) | 2 more credits »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Foxworth ... Dr. Victor Frankenstein
Susan Strasberg ... Elizabeth Lavenza
Bo Svenson ... Monster
Heidi Vaughn Heidi Vaughn ... Agatha DeLacey
Philip Bourneuf Philip Bourneuf ... Alphonse Frankenstein
Robert Gentry ... Henri Clerval
Jon Lormer ... Charles DeLacey
William Hansen William Hansen ... Professor Waldman
John Karlen ... Otto Roget
George Morgan George Morgan ... Hugo
Brian Avery ... Felix Delacey
Willie Aames ... William Frankenstein
Rosella Olsen Rosella Olsen ... Bride of the Monster
Edgar Daniels Edgar Daniels ... Innkeeper
Edgar Justice Edgar Justice ... Mayor


A scientist obsessed with creating life steals body parts to put together his "creation."

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Release Date:

16 January 1973 (USA) See more »

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Dan Curtis Productions See more »
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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


On the DVD commentary Robert Foxworth reveals this movie may have been the last production filmed on the old MGM backlot before it was demolished. See more »


Version of Frankenstein: The True Story (1973) See more »

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Very good and faithful version
9 April 2007 | by SkraggSee all my reviews

I first saw this movie when it was first shown on TV, months before the other TV version from ' 73, the famous James Mason / Michael Sarrazin one. So to me, it's always the "early" one, and I'm partial to it, partly because I'm that way about all those Dan Curtis TVMs (and of course, Dark Shadows itself). As good as everyone in it is, Robert Foxworth and Bo Svenson were really great as Victor and the Creature. I really agree with Michael Morrison - Bo Svenson has to be the most underrated actor ever to play that part. Just about everything he did was so believable, including the "De Lacey" scenes - this might be the only version that shows that whole family from the book (though, strangely, it made the daughter the blind character in place of the father), and it might be the only one that shows the Creature spying on them at any real length, which makes the next thing that happens that much sadder.

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