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Frankenstein (1931) was a Horror - Science Fiction Film directed by James Whale and produced by Carl Laemmle Jr. and E.M. Asher.

The film was based on the novel Frankenstein (aka The Modern Prometheus) written by Mary Shelley published in 1818.

Frankenstein was inducted into the National Film Registry in 1991.

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For The Love Of Crap – Dracula Vs Frankenstein (1971)

By Michael on Oct 25, 2019 From Durnmoose Movie Musings

I would call Al Adamson’s 1971 movie Dracula vs Frankenstein a guilty pleasure, but the truth is, I really don’t feel that guilty about loving it. No, I’m not going to try to make the case that DvF belongs in the horror flick pantheon alongside such movies as Universal’s orig... Read full article


HORROR OF FRANKENSTEIN On Blu-ray From Shout Factory

By Dan Day, Jr. on Aug 31, 2019 From The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog

Shout Factory's series of Region A Hammer releases carries on with HORROR OF FRANKENSTEIN (1970). This movie is the product of one of Hammer's most quizzical production decisions. By 1970 the company had made five Frankenstein features starring Peter Cushing. The latest film in the series was the b... Read full article


Frankenstein (1910, J. Searle Dawley)

By Andrew Wickliffe on Nov 21, 2018 From The Stop Button

In its opening title card, Frankenstein warns it will be a liberal adaptation of the Mary Shelley novel. It?s only going to be sixteen minutes after all. But Frankenstein hits most of the big events?it opens with Frankenstein (Augustus Phillips) leaving for university, where he becomes obsessed with... Read full article


Frankenstein Meets the Spacemonster (1966)

By Beatrice on Oct 9, 2018 From Flickers in Time

Frankenstein Meets the Spacemonster? Directed by Robert Gaffney Written by George Garrett 1960/USA Futurama Entertainment Corp./Vernon-Seneca Films First viewing/Netflix rental I was looking for something to cheer me up. ?WINNER! Story starts out looking like your typical “Mars Needs Women... Read full article


Watching 1939: The Son of Frankenstein (1939)

on Oct 4, 2018 From Comet Over Hollywood

In 2011, I announced I was trying to see every film released in 1939. This new series chronicles films released in 1939 as I watch them.?As we start out this blog feature, this section may become more concrete as I search for a common thread that runs throughout each film of the year. Right now, tha... Read full article


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Quotes from

Baron Frankenstein: [lastlines]
[Raises a glass of wine to offer a toast]
Baron Frankenstein: Well, as I said before, here I say again, Here's... Here's to a son... to the House of Frankenstein.
Maid: Indeed, Sir. You too, Sir.


Henry Frankenstein: Help! Help!
Villager #1: Listen, it's Frankenstein.
Villager #2: That way.


Henry Frankenstein: Look! It's moving. It's alive. It's alive... It's alive, it's moving, it's alive, it's alive, it's alive, it's alive, IT'S ALIVE!
Victor Moritz: Henry - In the name of God!
Henry Frankenstein: Oh, in the name of God! Now I know what it feels like to be God!


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Facts about

After bringing the monster to life, Dr. Frankenstein uttered the famous line, "Now I know what it's like to BE God!" The movie was originally released with this line of dialogue, but when it was re-released in the late '30s, censors demanded it be removed on the grounds that it was blasphemy. A loud clap of thunder was substituted on the soundtrack. The dialogue was partially restored on the video release, but since no decent recording of the dialogue could be found, it still appears garbled and indistinct. The censored dialog was partially returned to the soundtrack in the initial "restored version" releases. Further restoration has now completely brought back this line of missing dialog. A clean recording of the missing dialog was reportedly found on a Vitaphone disc (similar to a large phonograph record). Modern audio technology had to be used to insert the dialog back into the film without any detectable change in the audio quality.
Boris Karloff is considered a late bloomer in Hollywood. Frankenstein premiered when he was 44 years old.
Extant copies of the 1938 re-issue trailer show The Monster rising from the operating table and stalking away after strangling Dr. Waldman. In the finished film there is a dissolve from The Monster still on the table choking Waldman to The Monster descending the tower stairs.
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Frankenstein

Released 1931
Inducted 1991
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