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Frankenstein: The True Story (1973)

Not Rated | | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi | TV Movie 5 August 1976
When the brilliant but unorthodox scientist Dr. Victor Frankenstein rejects the artificial man that he has created, the Creature escapes and later swears revenge.

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Jack Smight

Writers:

Christopher Isherwood (teleplay), Don Bachardy (teleplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Mason ... Dr. John Polidori
Leonard Whiting ... Dr. Victor Frankenstein
David McCallum ... Dr. Henri Clerval
Jane Seymour ... Agatha / Prima
Nicola Pagett ... Elizabeth Fanschawe
Michael Sarrazin ... The Creature
Michael Wilding ... Sir Richard Fanshawe
Clarissa Kaye-Mason ... Lady Fanschawe (as Clarissa Kaye)
Agnes Moorehead ... Mrs. Blair
Margaret Leighton ... Francoise DuVal
Ralph Richardson ... Mr. Lacey
John Gielgud ... Chief Constable
Tom Baker ... Sea Captain
Julian Barnes Julian Barnes ... Young Man
Arnold Diamond ... Passenger in Coach
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Storyline

When the brilliant but unorthodox scientist Dr. Victor Frankenstein rejects the artificial man that he has created, the Creature escapes and later swears revenge.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

He created the perfect man - then something went wrong.

Genres:

Drama | Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 August 1976 (Uruguay) See more »

Also Known As:

Frankenstein: The True Story See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Universal Television See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (theartrical release)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The footage of the "Figaro" opera singer receiving applause is actually a shot of Susannah Foster's curtain call from The Phantom of the Opera (1943). See more »

Goofs

When Frankenstein dissolves the severed arm with acid, the arm as first shown at the beginning of the scene is significantly different in appearance than the one which is shown actually being dissolved. See more »

Quotes

Prima: Dr. Polidori says I look remarkably old for my age.
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Alternate Versions

The original miniseries presentation featured a prologue with James Mason visiting the grave of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. See more »

Connections

Version of Frankenstein (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Eine kleine Nachtmusik
Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Arranged by Philip Martell
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Terrific movie about how the evils of men turn beauty into ugliness
19 January 2004 | by dmillard-1See all my reviews

I remember watching this movie as a child and not really understanding it until years later when the transformation from something beutiful to something ugly happened as Sarrazin was exposed to all the evils and negativity of his creatr and others.

An excellent movie for anyone wanting to know just what goes wrong on this planet...........


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