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Bride of Frankenstein

  • Drama
  • 1935
  • James Whale
  • 71 mins
  • X

Summary

An eccentric professor persuades a reluctant Baron Frankenstein to resume his experiments in life creation. Meanwhile, his original monster goes in search of companionship - drawing him into a dreadful bargain with the two scientists. James Whale's horror sequel, starring Boris Karloff, Colin Clive, Elsa Lanchester, Ernest Thesiger and Valerie Hobson.

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Review

Rating: 5 out of 5.

James Whale's extravagantly produced sequel to his own Frankenstein still ranks as one of horrordom's greatest achievements. From his wittily eccentric direction and Elsa Lanchester's electric hairdo, to Ernest Thesiger's ingenious portrayal of the perverse Dr Pretorius and Boris Karloff's alternately poignant and pushy monster, it's a class act from amazing start to religious-slanted finish. They don't get any better than this one and some scenes - the unveiling of the bride to the sound of wedding bells, the miniature people in bell jars - are of emphatic classic status.

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Details

Theatrical distributor
Universal Pictures
Language
English
Available on
video, DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Black and white

Credits

Cast

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MonsterBoris Karloff
Henry FrankensteinColin Clive
ElizabethValerie Hobson
Doctor PretoriusErnest Thesiger
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley / Monster's mateElsa Lanchester
Lord ByronGavin Gordon
Percy Bysshe ShelleyDouglas Walton
MinnieUna O'Connor
BurgomasterE E Clive
ButlerLucien Prival
HermitO P Heggie
KarlDwight Frye
HansReginald Barlow
NeighbourWalter Brennan
HunterJohn Carradine

Crew

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DirectorJames Whale
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