Mystery and Imagination (1966–1970)
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Frankenstein 

A version of the famous story in which the same actor plays both Dr. Frankenstein and the Creature he puts together from parts of dead bodies and brings to life in his laboratory.

Director:

Voytek

Writers:

Robert Muller (script), Mary Shelley (novel)
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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Ian Holm ... Frankenstein / The Being
Richard Vernon ... Professor Krempe
Neil Stacy Neil Stacy ... Henry
Sarah Badel Sarah Badel ... Elizabeth
Meg Wynn Owen ... Justine
Frank Barry Frank Barry ... Wilhelm
Morag Hood ... Anna
Ron Pember Ron Pember ... Fritz
Robert Hunter Robert Hunter ... Ross
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Keith Adrian Keith Adrian ... Double
Sam Burston Sam Burston ... Violinist
Michael Francis Michael Francis ... Felix
Gerald Lawson Gerald Lawson ... Dr. Waldmann
Mark Moss Mark Moss ... Gendarme
Hamish Roughead Hamish Roughead ... Gaoler
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A version of the famous story in which the same actor plays both Dr. Frankenstein and the Creature he puts together from parts of dead bodies and brings to life in his laboratory.

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 November 1968 (UK) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Thames Television See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Ian Holm later played Dr. Frankenstein's father Baron Frankenstein in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1994). See more »

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Version of I, Frankenstein (2014) See more »

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Closer to Shelley than most versions ever get
24 March 2018 | by nekosenseiSee all my reviews

I really liked the first half of this film. The last half is pretty much of a shambles but it's so rare to run across an adaptation of Frankenstein that makes an attempt to stay true to the outlines of Mary Shelley's novel and its deeper meanings that I'd say it's still worth watching. In some ways it's like a sketch for Danny Boyle's more recent and much more successful stage version, even down to the concept of having the same actor play Frankenstein and his creature (albeit cinema allowed Ian Holm to play both simultaneously whereas Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller had to take them on alternate evenings.)

This film probably looked better in its original color version than in the black and white copy we currently have now, especially Holmes' Creature makeup, which just doesn't look right in greyscale. But his performance is a tour de force, Byronic on the Frankenstein side and intriguingly low-key and naturalistic on the Crreature side.


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