The legendary Chicago/Berwyn-based monster film host will present his big broadcast showcase of “Bride of Frankenstein” (1935), this Sat., May 11 at 8 p.m. Eastern/7 p.m. Central on Me-TV (part of Sven’s “Monstrous May” showcase of classic Universal “Frankenstein” monster films).
The remaining films in Sven’s Sat. May tribute to the classic Universal “Frankenstein” features will include “Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein” (1948, on May 18) and “The Ghost of Frankenstein” (1942, on May 25).
“Bride of Frankenstein” (1935, the sequel to 1931’s “Frankenstein”) was directed by veteran Universal director James Whale. Whale also directed the aforementioned 1931 Universal monster masterpiece with Boris Karloff in the title monster role.
This will mark Sven’s seventh big broadcast of “Bride of Frankenstein” (1935) on Me-TV. He previously showcased Whale’s 1935 Universal monster sequel back in June 2011*, Sept. 2012*, April 2014, June 2015, April 2016 and June 2017.
To quote Universal’s concluding motto, “A good cast is worth repeating.” Who was in Whale’s Universal production of “Bride of Frankenstein” (1935)?
The players who appeared in Whale’s 1935 Universal monster sequel were Elsa Lanchester (who played the dual roles of author Mary Shelley and “the monster’s mate;” Lanchester was married to stage and screen actor Charles Laughton from 1928 until his death in 1962), Boris Karloff (as Frankenstein’s monster), Colin Clive (as Henry Frankenstein), Valerie Hobson (as Elizabeth Frankenstein), Dwight Frye (as Karl), Una O’Connor (as Minnie), Douglas Walton (as Percy Shelley), O.P. Heggie (as a Hermit), Ernest Thesiger (as Dr. Pretorius), E.E. Clive (as the Burgomaster), Gavin Gordon (as Lord Byron), young Walter Brennan (in an uncredited role as a neighbor), Billy Barty (in an uncredited role as a baby) and John Carradine (in an uncredited role as a hunter at the Hermit’s cabin).