Bride of Frankenstein Overview:

Bride of Frankenstein (1935) was a Horror - Science Fiction Film directed by James Whale and produced by Carl Laemmle Jr..

Bride of Frankenstein was inducted into the National Film Registry in 1998.

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THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN Original Soundtrack Recording On CD

By Dan Day, Jr. on Oct 24, 2019 From The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog

La-La Land Records has released a CD of original soundtrack music from THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN as part of the Universal Pictures Film Music Heritage Collection. It is not the complete original soundtrack--according to the liner notes only about 35 minutes of the score exist--but it is more than en... Read full article


Ticklish Business Episode 8: Frankenstein (1931) and Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

on Oct 21, 2016 From Journeys in Classic Film

In the first of my two-part look at the first three Universal Frankenstein films, guest host Todd Liebenow and I discuss James Whale’s Monster, as played by Boris Karloff. We look at the film’s subtext, how it worked in regards to the Hollywood Production Code, and more. I know it sounds... Read full article


The Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

on Oct 6, 2016 From Journeys in Classic Film

Originally published October 27th, 2012 I had originally planned to review the TCM/Fathom events double feature of Frankenstein and The Bride of Frankenstein but ended up missing out on it. ?In the interest of time I figured best just to review the film I hadn’t already seen, The Bride of Fran... Read full article


Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

By smumcountry on Jun 27, 2016 From Smum County

June 27, 2016 by smumcounty Few film sequels can claim to be better than their originals. Now that I think of it, almost none can claim that with certainty. Although one can argue the merits of ?The Godfather? (1972) versus ?The Godfather Part II? or ?Bill & Ted?s Excellent Adventure? (1989) ver... Read full article


1001 Classic Movies: The Bride of Frankenstein

By Amanda Garrett on Jun 20, 2016 From Old Hollywood Films

The Bride of Frankenstein (1935), starring Elsa Lanchester, is one of the 1001 classic movies you should see. Each Monday, I'm going to recommend a classic movie you should see (for the reasons behind the 1001 series and reviews of earlier films covered go here). June is the traditional month for w... Read full article


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Quotes from

The Monster: [about the Bride] She hates me.


Mary Shelley: It's a perfect night for mystery and horror. The air itself is filled with monsters.


[first lines]
Lord Byron: Prologue
[looking out the window at a thunderstorm]
Lord Byron: How beautifully dramatic! The cruelest savage exhibition of nature at her worst without.
[turns to face Mary and Percy Shelley, both seated]
Lord Byron: And we three. We elegant three within. I should like to think that an irate Jehovah was pointing those arrows of lightning directly at my head. The unbowed head of George Gordon, Lord Byron. England's greatest sinner. But I cannot flatter myself to that extent. Possibly those thunders are for our dear Shelley. Heavens applause for England's greatest poet.
Percy Shelley: What of my Mary?
Lord Byron: She's an angel.
Mary Shelley: You think so?


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Facts about

The original trailer promises "a lifetime of entertainment in two hours". The final edit ran 75 minutes.
The "body count" in the original cut was 21. This was trimmed to 10 after pressure from the censors.
Editing after previews resulted in the loss of a subplot in which Karl imitates the Monster's murderous modus operandi to eliminate his miserly aunt and uncle and direct the blame away from himself.
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Bride of Frankenstein

Released 1935
Inducted 1998
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