Frankenstein (1931)


  • Genre: Drama, Horror, Science Fiction
  • Release Date: 1931-11-21
  • User Rating: 7.4/10 from 1420 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 10min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Universal Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: James Whale
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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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  • Colin Clive

    as Dr. Henry Frankenstein
  • Mae Clarke

    as Elizabeth
  • John Boles

    as Victor Moritz
  • Boris Karloff

    as The Monster
  • Edward Van Sloan

    as Dr. Waldman
  • Frederick Kerr

    as Baron Frankenstein
  • Dwight Frye

    as Fritz
  • Lionel Belmore

    as Herr Vogel, the Burgomaster
  • Marilyn Harris

    as Maria
  • Ted Billings

    as Villager (uncredited)
  • Mae Bruce

    as Screaming Maid (uncredited)
  • Jack Curtis

    as Villager (uncredited)
  • Arletta Duncan

    as Bridesmaid (uncredited)
  • William Dyer

    as Gravedigger (uncredited)
  • Francis Ford

    as Hans (uncredited)
  • Soledad Jiménez

    as Mourner (uncredited)
  • Carmencita Johnson

    as Little Girl (uncredited)
  • Seessel Anne Johnson

    as Little Girl (uncredited)
  • Margaret Mann

    as Mourner (uncredited)
  • Michael Mark

    as Ludwig (uncredited)
  • Pauline Moore

    as Bridesmaid (uncredited)
  • Inez Palange

    as Villager (uncredited)
  • Paul Panzer

    as Mourner (uncredited)
  • Cecilia Parker

    as Maid (uncredited)
  • Rose Plumer

    as Villager (uncredited)
  • Cecil Reynolds

    as Waldman's Secretary (uncredited)
  • Ellinor Vanderveer

    as Medical Student (uncredited)
  • Robert Milasch

    as Villager (uncredited)
Writing John L. Balderston Scenario Writer
Production E.M. Asher Associate Producer
Production Carl Laemmle Jr. Producer
Art Charles D. Hall Art Direction
Sound C. Roy Hunter Recording Supervision
Editing Maurice Pivar Supervising Film Editor
Camera Arthur Edeson Director of Photography
Sound David Broekman Music Director
Directing James Whale Director
Crew Carl Laemmle Presenter
Writing Mary Shelley Novel
Writing Peggy Webling Theatre Play
Writing Francis Edward Faragoh Screenplay
Writing Garrett Fort Screenplay
Writing Robert Florey Writer
Writing John Russell Screenplay
Sound Bernhard Kaun Original Music Composer
Camera Paul Ivano Director of Photography
Editing Clarence Kolster Editor
Costume & Make-Up Jack Pierce Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Jack Pierce Makeup Designer
Crew Cecil Reynolds Medical Consultant
Writing Richard Schayer Script Editor
Crew John P. Fulton Special Effects
Crew Ken Strickfaden Special Effects
Crew Ken Strickfaden Stunt Double
Directing Joseph A. McDonough Assistant Director
Sound William Hedgcock Sound Recordist
Costume & Make-Up Mae Bruce Wardrobe Assistant
Sound Gilbert Kurland Music Supervisor
Camera Sherman Clark Still Photographer
Art Herman Rosse Set Designer
Visual Effects Cleo E. Baker Visual Effects
Camera George Trafton Assistant Camera
Art Ed Keyes Property Master
Costume & Make-Up Pauline Eells Wigmaker
Art Franz Dallons Props
Art Oscar Dallons Props
Art Paul Dallons Props
Camera Jack Eagan Assistant Camera
Camera Jack Freulich Still Photographer
Camera Alan Jones Second Assistant Camera
Crew Gerald L.G. Sampson Technical Advisor