Wednesday, October 31, 2018

37 Vintage Photos from the 1931 Movie "Frankenstein"

Frankenstein is a 1931 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. 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 turn was based on Mary Shelley's 1818 novel, Frankenstein; or, The 
Modern Prometheus. The created "monster" is portrayed by Boris Karloff in the 
film. A hit with both audiences and critics, the film was followed by 
multiple sequels and has become arguably the most iconic horror film in 

Frankenstein stars Colin Clive, Mae Clarke, John Boles and Karloff, and 
features Dwight Frye and Edward van Sloan. The Webling play was adapted by 
John L. Balderston and the screenplay written by Francis Edward Faragoh and 
Garrett Fort, with uncredited contributions from Robert Florey and John 
Russell. The make-up artist was Jack Pierce.

In 1991, the Library of Congress selected Frankenstein for preservation in 
the United States National Film Registry as being "culturally, historically, 
or aesthetically significant."

(via Aeron Alfrey on Flickr)

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