Country: USA
Year: 1931
Duration: 70'


Bracketed by a sinister burial in a country cemetery and a mill in flames, this horrific prototype par excellence came about almost by chance, generated by a combination of talents: a director with goth leanings (James Whale), a brilliant makeup artist (Jack Pierce), and a character actor (Boris Karloff). The baron-scientist who defies human and divine laws and his fierce and suffering Creature take form from the pages of Mary Shelley, confront the prejudices of the masses, and become eternal film icons.

Biography

film director

James Whale

FILMOGRAFIA

filmografia essenziale/essential filmographyFrankestein (id., 1931), The Old Dark House (Il castello maledetto, 1932), The Invisible Man (L’uomo invisibile, 1933), By Candlelight (A lume di candela, 1933), Remember Last Night? (Una notte d’oblio, 1935), Bride of Frankestein (La moglie di Frankestein, 1935), Show Boat (La canzone di Magnolia, 1936), The Man in the Iron Mask (La maschera di ferro, 1939), Hello Out There (1949).

Cast

& Credits

james whale
FRANKENSTEIN
Usa, 1931, 70’, bn/bw

regia/director
James Whale
soggetto/story
John L. Balderston, dall’omonimo romanzo di/from the novel of the same title by Mary Shelley
sceneggiatura/screenplay
Garrett Fort, Francis Edwards Faragoh, Robert Florey (non accr./uncr.)
fotografia/cinematography
Arthur Edenson
montaggio/film editing
Clarence Kolster
scenografia/production design
Charles D. Hall
trucco/make-up
Jack P. Pierce
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Colin Clive (Henry Frankenstein), Boris Karloff (il Mostro/Monster), Mae Clarke (Elizabeth), John Boles (Victor Moritz)
produttore/producer
Carl Leammle jr.
produzione/production
Universal Pictures
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