Voltaire's Cinema: The Bride of Frankenstein (1935).

Thu, February 19, 2009 | Joynes Room, Carothers Residence Hall, CRD 007

6:30 PM

Bride of Frankenstein was directed by James Whale and stars Boris Karloff as The Monster, Elsa Lanchester as his Mate and Mary Shelley, Colin Clive as Henry Frankenstein and Ernest Thesiger as Doctor Septimus Pretorius. The film immediately follows the events of the first film and is rooted in a subplot of the original novel Frankenstein (1818). In the film, a chastened Henry Frankenstein gives up his plans to create life, only to be tempted and finally coerced into constructing the Monster's mate by the Monster and Henry's old mentor, Dr. Pretorius...

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