The landmark 1935 Universal monster classic masterpiece sequel was directed by veteran studio director James Whale, who also directed the mammoth Universal classic monster masterpiece adaptation of “Frankenstein” (1931). Whale’s other productions include his classic Universal screen thriller masterpiece adaptation of J.B. Priestley’s “The Old Dark House” (1932) and his classic Universal monster masterpiece adaptation of H.G. Wells’ “The Invisible Man” (1933).
Inspired by Mary Shelley’s 1818 novel, “Frankenstein: or the Modern Prometheus;” the screenplay for Whale’s 1935 classic Universal monster sequel masterpiece was written by veteran screenwriter William Hurlbut. Hurlburt also wrote the screen adaptation with veteran screenwriter John L. Balderston. “Bride of Frankenstein” (1935) was produced by veteran producer Carl Laemmle Jr., the son of Universal Studios founder Carl Laemmle.
This will mark Sven’s eighth big broadcast of Whale’s 1935 classic Universal monster masterpiece sequel on Me-TV. He previously showcased “Bride of Frankenstein” (1935) back in June 2011*, Sept. 2012*, April 2014, June 2015, April 2016, June 2017 and May 2019 (as part of Sven’s “Monstrous May” 2019 festival of classic Universal Studios “Frankenstein” monster feature masterpieces).
“A good cast is worth repeating!” Who was in “Bride of Frankenstein” (1935)?
The players who appeared in Whale’s 1935 Universal production of “Bride of Frankenstein” were Elsa Lanchester (who played the dual roles of Mary Shelley and “the monster’s mate”), Boris Karloff (as Frankenstein’s monster), Colin Clive (as Henry Frankenstein), Valerie Hobson (as Elizabeth Frankenstein), Una O’Connor (as Minnie), Dwight Frye (as Karl Glutz), Douglas Walton (as Percy Shelley), O.P. Heggie (as a Hermit), Ernest Thesiger (as Dr. Pretorius), young Billy Barty (in an uncredited role as a baby), young John Carradine (in an uncredited role as a hunter at the Hermit’s cabin), E.E. Clive (as the Burgomaster), Gavin Gordon (as Lord Byron) and young Walter Brennan (in an uncredited role as a neighbor).