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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

Karl: Whataya say, pal, let's give ourselves up and let 'em hang us. This is no life for murderers.


[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?


[repeated line]
The Monster: Friend, friend.


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Facts about

Valerie Hobson, who plays Dr. Frankenstein's fiancé/bride in the film, was only 17 years old when she appeared in the film (Colin Clive, who portrayed Dr. Frankenstein, was 35.)
Production of this sequel to the original Frankenstein was publicized as early as 1933 by both Universal Studio press releases and the trade paper "Daily Variety", but director James Whale did not begin work on it until late 1934. With a budget under $300,000, it was originally entitled "The Return of Frankenstein".
The scene in which the monster encounters the Gypsy camp was filmed shortly before the scheduled release date as a substitute for a scene that had been edited out after sneak previews because of censorship concerns. Since the scene was filmed long after the completion of principal filming - and after the film's musical score had been completed - the Gypsy camp scene is the only segment of the movie that has no musical score.
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Bride of Frankenstein

Released 1935
Inducted 1998
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