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Frankenstein (1931)

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  • Clip: It's Alive

Movie Info & Cast


An obsessed scientist assembles a living being from parts of exhumed corpses.


  • Colin Clive
  • Mae Clarke
  • John Boles
  • Boris Karloff
  • Edward Van Sloan
  • Frederick Kerr
  • Dwight Frye
  • Lionel Belmore
  • Marilyn Harris
  • Ted Billings

Did You Know?


  • Boris Karloff is considered a late bloomer in Hollywood. Frankenstein (1931) premiered when he was 44 years old.
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  • In the brain-theft scene, the hanging skeleton's rate of bounce varies from shot to shot.
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    • Victor Moritz: You're crazy!
    • Henry Frankenstein: Crazy, am I? We'll see whether I'm crazy or not.
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For its influence alone, this is a movie that more than deserves its classic status. [23 June 2000, p.M]

Metacritic review by John Petrakis
John Petrakis
Chicago Tribune

As much as the later movies diluted the character of the Frankenstein creature, nothing could blunt the impact made by Karloff in the role of the most memorable movie monster of all time.

Metacritic review by James Berardinelli
James Berardinelli