Frankenstein(Movie, 1931)

| 1h 11min | Genres: Drama, Horror, Science Fiction
FrankensteinRating: 3.8/5 (with 533533 votes)
Frankenstein is a 1931 American pre-Code science fiction horror film directed by James Whale, produced by Carl Laemmle Jr., and adapted from a 1927 play by Peggy Webling, which in turn was based on Mary Shelley's 1818 novel Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus. 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. Frankenstein stars Colin Clive as Henry Frankenstein, an obsessed scientist who digs up corpses with his assistant in order to assemble a living being from body parts. The resulting creature, often known as Frankenstein's monster, is portrayed by Boris Karloff. The make-up for the monster was provided by Jack Pierce. Alongside Clive and Karloff, the film's cast also includes Mae Clarke, John Boles, ()
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Available languages: English
Available subtitles: English
Duration: 1h 10min
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Amazon Instant Video
Available languages: English
Available subtitles: English
Duration: 1h 10min
Apple / iTunes Store
Duration: 1h 10min

Awards & Nominations for Frankenstein

National Film Registry

About Frankenstein

Dr. Henry Frankenstein attempts to create life by assembling a creature from body parts of the deceased. Aided by his loyal misshapen assistant, Fritz, Frankenstein succeeds in animating his monster, but, confused and traumatized, it escapes into the countryside and begins to wreak havoc. Frankenstein searches for the elusive being and eventually must confront his tormented creation.

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Additional Information

Production country: United States of America (USA)
Plays in: Alps, Bavaria
Original language: English (EN)
Spoken languages: English (EN)
Translated into 22 languages: Bulgarian (BG), Czech (CS), Danish (DA), German (DE), Greek (EL), English (EN), Spanish (ES), Finnish (FI), French (FR), Hebrew (HE), Hungarian (HU), Italian (IT), Japanese (JA), Korean (KO), Dutch (NL), Portuguese (PT), Russian (RU), Slovak (SK), Swedish (SV), Turkish (TR), Ukrainian (UK), Chinese (Mandarin) (ZH)
Status: Released
Release date US: 11/21/1931
Alternative titles in other countries (from previews, ads etc.):
"Frankenstein - Boris Karloff"
"El doctor Frankenstein"
"Frankenstein, l'homme qui créa un monstre"
"Dr. Frankenstein"
"Frankenstein, o homem que criou o monstro"
"Frankensteins monster"
"Frankenstein, el autor del monstruo"
Budget: 291,000 USD
Revenue: 12,000,000 USD (= 4,124%)

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Other movies with this title: Frankenstein (US, 1910), Frankenstein (US, 1973), Frankenstein (GB/US, 1984), Frankenstein (US, 1987), Frankenstein (GB, 1992), Frankenstein (US, 1995), Frankenstein (DE/SK/US, 2004), Frankenstein (GB, 2007), Frankenstein (US, 2011), Frankenstein (DE/US, 2015), Frankenstein (2016), Frankenstein (GR, 2020), Frankenstein (US, 2021)

WatchPlayStream ID: MOVIES:5279, Added: 02/14/2018, Last updated: 11/29/2021