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The Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

 ~ The Bride of Frankenstein ~

“The Monster demands a mate!” 

Made in 1935, starring Boris Karloff, Elsa Lanchester, Colin Clive, Valerie Hobson, Ernest Thesiger, Dwight Frye. Directed by James Whale. 

Boltneck

Mr. Boltneck

Yes, he's horrible, but he's also lonely.

Yes, he’s horrible, but he’s also lonely.

He lives in a castle on a lonely mountaintop.

He lives in a castle on a lonely mountaintop.

Those two brilliant mad scientists put their mad brains together and decide the monster needs a mate.

Those two brilliant mad scientists, Dr. Pretorius and Dr. Victor Frankenstein, put their mad brains together and decide the monster needs a mate.

Dr. Pretorius and the monster confer in the crypt about a suitable candidate for the monster's mate.

Dr. Pretorius and the monster confer in the crypt about a suitable candidate.

The mad scientists at work.

Dr. Pretorius and Dr. Frankenstein at work.

Finally, after much work, the finished product. Only two mad scientists could make a woman look like that.

Finally, after much work, the finished product. Only two mad scientists could make a woman look like that.

I'm afraid she's going to be difficult.

I’m afraid she’s going to be difficult.

You can't help falling in love with her, though.

You can’t help falling in love with her, though.

Bride of Frankenstein original poster

 

 

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Frankenstein 1931

Frankenstein 1931 ~ 

Frankenstein is a morality play, the moral being that scientists shouldn’t mess around with trying to reanimate dead tissue, no matter how “mad” they are. It will end in disaster and will spawn many sequels.

Dr. Frankenstein and his hunchback assistant rob graves.

Dr. Frankenstein and his hunchback assistant rob graves.

The wrong brain. This one belonged to "Abby" somebody.

The wrong brain. This one belonged to “Abby” somebody.

After they get all the body parts they need, they assemble them into a monster.

After they get all the body parts they need, they assemble them into a monster.

The finished product.

The finished product.

Now what shall we throw into the river?

“Now what shall we throw into the lake?”

The torch-bearing mob, a staple of horror films of the era.

The torch-bearing mob, a staple of the horror films of the era.

Frankenstein 1931 poster

 

He Comes in On Little Cat Feet

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He Comes in On Little Cat Feet

He Comes in On Little Cat Feet ~

Apparently stricken deaf, Elizabeth (played by the lovely Mae Clarke) doesn’t know the monster is behind her and is about to carry her away. When she can no longer deny that he is in the room with her, she screams and then faints (of course), facilitating the abduction.