About

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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Directed by

James Whale

Written by

Mary Shelley (Novel)
Peggy Webling (Theatre Play)
Francis Edward Faragoh (Screenplay)
Garrett Fort (Screenplay)
Richard Schayer (Script Editor)

Runtime

71 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

The man who made a monster.

Cast

Keywords

fire monster based on novel or book experiment mad doctor black and white villager laboratory pre-code reanimation body part angry mob

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Lists

#512 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

#84 on The 100 best sci-fi movies TimeOut

#56 on AFI's 100 years...100 thrills AFI