Not Rated | | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Mary Shelley reveals the main characters of her novel survived: Dr. Frankenstein, goaded by an even madder scientist, builds his monster a mate.
The name of Little Maria's father has been changed from "Ludwig" in the original Frankenstein (1931) to "Hans" in this film.
How beautifully dramatic! The cruelest savage exhibition of nature at her worst without.
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...
When Henry and Dr. Pretorius exit the carriage, Henry is carrying a walking stick. A moment later, as they climb the outside stairs, the walking stick is gone.
The closing credits have the heading "A good cast is worth repeating".
The Director's cut was 87 minutes long, but Producer imposed a number of cuts, to tame down the Director's "excesses". The Prologue was cut (making difficult to understand the present dialogue), the body count was reduced from 21 to 10, two love scenes between the couple and a toy representing the Monster with a child have been deleted. This ammount of 12-minute footage has subsequently been lost, making it impossible to reconstruct the initial idea by 'James Whale'.
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