Classic based on Mary Shelley's story about a scientist who creates a living being from stolen bodies. Karloff's monster is amazingly sympathetic!
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A crazed scientist creates a living being from body parts, not realizing it has a madman's brain in Frankenstein (1931), starring Boris Karloff.
TCM Promo for the Fathom Events screening of Frankenstein, 1931 and Bride Of Frankenstein, 1935, in theaters nationwide on Wednesday, October 24th. Visit fathomevents.com for tickets.
The monster (Boris Karloff) on his walkabout, Ludwig (Michael Mark) leaves little Maria (Marilyn Harris) alone, the scene deleted from the original release, from James Whale's Frankenstein, 1931.
The first appearance of Boris Karloff as 'The Monster,' wandering into the lab, coached by his creator Henry (Colin Clive), all going well until assistant Fritz arrives with a torch, in James Whale's Frankenstein, 1931.
Henry Frankenstein (Colin Clive) in his triumphant scene, Waldman (Edward Van Sloan), Victor (John Boles) and Elizabeth (Mae Clarke) his audience, brings his creation to life, in James Whale's Frankenstein, 1931.
The original and often spoofed, professor Waldman (Edward Van Sloan) lecturing on brains, and the mad doctor's jumpy assistant Fritz (Dwight Frye) making his fateful mistake, in Universal's Frankenstein, 1931.
The famous opening, Edward Van Sloan (who will play 'Dr. Waldman') speaks presumably of Mr. Laemmle senior, introducing Universal's landmark Frankenstein, 1931, starring Boris Karloff.
The first scene, Henry Frankenstein (Colin Clive), already pretty cracked, and aide Fritz (Dwight Frye), with designs on a body being buried somewhere in central Europe, in James Whale's Frankenstein, 1931.
Faithful but disappionting version of the classic gothic chiller by Mary Shelley. Lifeless.
Mary Shelley's classic tale, adapted for the stage by Nick Dear and directed by Danny Boyle, will be broadcast live in HD from the National Theatre to cinemas around the world. Childlike in his innocence but grotesque in form, Frankenstein's bewildered creature is cast out into a hostile universe by his horror-struck maker. Meeting with cruelty wherever he goes, the friendless Creature, increasingly desperate and vengeful, determines to track down his creator and strike a terrifying deal. Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller will alternate the roles of Victor Frankenstein and the Creature.
The trailer for Frankenstein.
Dr. Henry Frankenstein (Colin Clive) wants to build a man in his own image, using the body of a dead man. He and his assistant Fritz (Dwight Frye) dig up a freshly buried coffin and steal the body. When they realize the head and the brains of the body are severely damaged, they decide to steal a brain from Dr. Frankenstein's former teacher Dr. Waldman (Edward van Sloan). When Fritz accidentally drops the glass jar with the label 'good brain' on it, on the floor, he decides to take the glass jar with the label 'bad brain'. Using some kind of mysterious ray that Dr. Frankenstein discovered, the body is brought to life during a thunderstorm, and the monster of Frankenstein (Boris Karloff) is born.
Later, when Dr. Frankenstein realizes that he has created an aggressive monster, he and Fritz lock the monster up in a cell. When the monster is repeatedly bullied and provoked by Fritz, the monster eventually manages to kill him. When the monster escapes, he meets a little girl playing near the water. The monster and the girl throw flowers in the water. Enjoying the playing, the clumsy monster proceeds to pick up the girl and throw her in the water too. Later we learn that the little girl drowned in the incident, when her father carries her through the streets.
The city's population propel into an uproar, demanding the death of Frankenstein's monster. The monster is driven into an old mill, after which the people of the city set the mill on fire.
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