Frankenstein 1931 film

Adam's cells fail to replicate correctly and he soon develops deformities on his face and body. Frankenstein attempts to euthanize his creation, but he is difficult to kill and abnormally strong.

Frankenstein 1931 film

As a result, the head of production, Carl Laemmle Jr. Frankenstein in Universal's original film concept. However, the actor was expected by producer Carl Laemmle Jr. Although this is often regarded as one of the worst decisions of Lugosi's career, in actuality, the part that Lugosi was offered was not the same character that Karloff eventually played.

Frankenstein 1931 film

The initial director was Robert Floreywho had re-characterized the monster as a simple killing machine, without a touch of human interest or pathos, as in the original Shelley novel. This reportedly causing Lugosi to complain, "I was a star in my country [7] and I will not be a scarecrow over here!

He was immediately attracted to Frankenstein and greatly revised the script and conceptualization of the project, which had troubled the management, back toward a monster with some humanity within, in keeping with Shelley's original story.

The "Lugosi as Frankenstein's Monster" promo poster, without the now famous flat head makeup Actors who worked on the project either were, or shortly became familiar to the fans of the Universal horror films. Kerr died a year and a half later.

Kenneth Strickfaden designed the electrical effects that were used in the "creation scene".

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They were so successful that such effects came to be considered an essential part of every subsequent Universal film involving the Frankenstein Monster. Accordingly, the equipment used to produce them has come to be referred to in fan circles as "Strickfadens".

Alternate Versions In current prints, for the first time since the film's original release, Dr. Frankenstein can clearly be heard exclaiming, "Now I know what it feels . "Son of Frankenstein" (Universal, ), directed by Rowland V. Lee, marked a new beginning to the second cycle of Universal horror: a lavish, stylish, stagy production as well as the longest (94 minutes) movie in the FRANKENSTEIN series. Dracula () is one of the earliest classic American horror films from Carl Laemmle's Universal Pictures - an acclaimed masterpiece directed by Tod Browning, known also for two other vampire films: London After Midnight () (aka The Hypnotist) with Lon Chaney, Sr., and his own sound-era remake.

It appears that Strickfaden managed to secure the use of at least one Tesla Coil built by the inventor Nikola Tesla himself. Although he was partially covered by a surgical drape, Karloff's abdomen was otherwise exposed during the scene and the high-voltage arc "scissors" threw white-hot bits of metal when they were used to create flashes.

Lugosi would later go on to play Frankenstein's monster in Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man a decade later, when his career was in decline in the original shooting script the Monster spoke, cancelling Lugosi's initial objection to the part, but his filmed dialogue sequences were cut prior to release, along with the premise that the Monster was blind, which was the way Lugosi had played it.

Pre-Code era scenes and censorship history[ edit ] The scene in which the monster throws the little girl, Maria, into the lake and accidentally drowns her has long been controversial.

Upon its original release, the second part of this scene was cut by state censorship boards in MassachusettsPennsylvaniaand New York. The original relevant passage was: Now I know what it feels like to BE God!

Eventually, an edited version was released in Kansas. However, the footage of the girl Maria being thrown into the lake was rediscovered during the s in the collection of the British National Film Archiveand it has been reincorporated into modern copies of the film.

He said that the film "aroused so much excitement at the Mayfair yesterday that many in the audience laughed to cover their true feelings. Beside it Dracula is tame and, incidentally, Dracula was produced by the same firm. Shelley was able to give her book.

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It was named the 87th greatest movie of all time on Years Henry Frankenstein and the Monster in the villains category. The next sequel, Son of Frankensteinwas made, like all those that followed, without Whale or Clive who had died in This film featured Karloff's last full film performance as the Monster.

The Ghost of Frankenstein was released in The movie features Lon Chaney Jr.

Frankenstein 1931 film

Karloff returned to the series, but not the role, in the follow-up, House of Frankensteinwhich also featured Chaney, and adds Dracula, played by John Carradineand a hunchback for good measure."Son of Frankenstein" (Universal, ), directed by Rowland V.

Lee, marked a new beginning to the second cycle of Universal horror: a lavish, stylish, stagy production as well as the longest (94 minutes) movie in the FRANKENSTEIN series.

Dracula () is one of the earliest classic American horror films from Carl Laemmle's Universal Pictures - an acclaimed masterpiece directed by Tod Browning, known also for two other vampire films: London After Midnight () (aka The Hypnotist) with Lon Chaney, Sr., and his own sound-era remake.

Frankenstein is a American pre-Code horror monster film from Universal Pictures is about a scientist and his assistant who dig up corpses to build a man animated by electricity.

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The project goes awry when Dr. Frankenstein's assistant accidentally gives the creature an abnormal, murderer's brain. The film was directed by James Whale, and adapted from the play by Peggy Webling, which in.

La película tuvo varias secuelas, todas producidas por Universal leslutinsduphoenix.com primera fue La novia de Frankenstein de , dirigida nuevamente por James Whale, y con la participación de Boris Karloff y Colin Clive como el monstruo y el doctor Frankenstein, respectivamente.

Cuatro años más tarde se estrenó Son of Frankenstein, que fue . After having been kicked out of school for his controversial work, Dr. Henry Frankenstein (Colin Clive) has been experimenting with the scientific forces behind the creation and perpetuation of life in his private laboratory.

Dracula () is one of the earliest classic American horror films from Carl Laemmle's Universal Pictures - an acclaimed masterpiece directed by Tod Browning, known also for two other vampire films: London After Midnight () (aka The Hypnotist) with Lon Chaney, Sr., and his own sound-era remake.

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