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Bride of Frankenstein

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

Summary

Classic horror sequel to the landmark 1931 film, starring Boris Karloff and Colin Clive. Frankenstein's monster has not been destroyed - he survived the fire. Now he can talk, appreciates a good cigar, and he wants a wife.

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Review

A star rating of 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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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

Details

Theatrical distributor
Universal Pictures
Released on
1935-07-19
Languages
English
Available on
video, DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Black and white
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