What Are Some Facts About "Bride of Frankenstein"?


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The motion picture "Bride of Frankenstein" premiered on April 19, 1935. The movie featured a screenplay based on the 1816 short story of the same name written by Mary Shelley. The movie starred Boris Karloff as The Monster, Elsa Lanchester as the Bride of Frankenstein, Colin Clive as Dr. Frankenstein, Valerie Hobson as Elizabeth and Ernest Theisger as Dr. Pretorius. James Whale directed the film.

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The film, which has a running time of 75 minutes, follows Dr. Frankenstein creating a bride for his original monster creation. Both Dr. Frankenstein and the monster were thought to be dead following the previous movie. When Dr. Frankenstein decides to move on from his former life of evil experiments, Dr. Pretorius kidnaps Dr. Frankenstein's wife Elizabeth, forcing him to create a bride for the monster.

The movie was filmed in black and white onda budget of approximately $357,024 at Universal Studios in Universal City, California. It was a sequel to the 1931 film "Frankenstein," which starred Boris Karloff and Colin Clive in the same roles as "Bride of Frankenstein" and was also directed by James Whale. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Sound Recording in 1936 and earned a place on the National Film Registry in 1998.

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