TV Movie | Not Rated | | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
When the brilliant but unorthodox scientist Dr. Victor Frankenstein rejects the artificial man that he has created, the Creature escapes and later swears revenge.
The character "Dr. Polidori" is not taken from Mary Shelley's novel, but was a real-life acquaintance of hers. He started to write "The Vampyre" in the same weekend that she got the idea to write "Frankenstein". The actual Polidori served as Lord Byron's doctor at the time, who mockingly referred to him as "Pollydolly", just like Clerval does in this television adaptation.
Dr. Victor Frankenstein:
Are you satisfied now? Have you punished me enough for giving you life?
Dr. Victor Frankenstein: I've wronged you, I know. I, I disowned you. I wanted to destroy you. How can I blame you for anything that you've done? Poor creature... you're as weary of life as I am. If only...
When Frankenstein dissolves the severed arm with acid, the arm as first shown at the beginning of the scene is significantly different in appearance than the one which is shown actually being dissolved.
The original miniseries presentation featured a prologue with James Mason visiting the grave of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley.