Realart’s theatrical re-release trailer for Universal Studios’ 1931 monster thriller, “Frankenstein.”
The legendary Berwyn/Chicago-based horror movie host will be showcasing “Frankenstein” (1931), this Sat., Sept. 23 at 8 p.m. Eastern/7 p.m. Central on Me-TV. The mammoth 1931 silver screen adaptation of Mary Shelley’s novel was directed by James Whale.
Who was in “Frankenstein” (1931)?
The players who appeared in James Whale’s “Frankenstein” were Boris Karloff (as Frankenstein’s monster), Colin Clive (as Dr. Henry Frankenstein), Mae Clarke (as Elizabeth), John Boles (as Victor), Edward Van Sloane (who played the dual roles of Dr. Waldman and the prologue announcer), Dwight Frye (as Fritz), Marilyn Harris (as Maria), Frederick Kerr (as Baron Frankenstein) and Francis Ford (as Hans, who did not receive any screen credit in the film).
Shortly before he made his appearance as Frankenstein’s monster in Whale’s film, Karloff played the role of tabloid reporter T. Vernon Isopod in the film “Five Star Final” (1931, alongside Edward G. Robinson) at rival studio Warner Bros. Pictures (under the “First National-Vitaphone” banner).