The landmark 1931 Universal monster masterpiece classic was directed by veteran studio director James Whale. Whale also directed the classic Universal screen thriller masterpiece adaptation of J.B. Priestley’s “The Old Dark House” (1932, with Boris Karloff, Gloria Stuart, Charles Laughton and Melvyn Douglas) and the studio’s classic landmark monster masterpiece screen adaptation of H.G. Wells’ “The Invisible Man” (1933, with Claude Rains and Gloria Stuart). The screenplay for Whale’s Universal production of “Frankenstein” (1931) was written by Francis Edward Faragoh and Garrett Fort. Faragoh and Fort’s screenplay was adapted from Mary Shelley’s 1818 gothic novel, “Frankenstein: or the Modern Prometheus.” “Frankenstein” (1931) was produced by Carl Laemmle Jr., the son of Universal Studios founder Carl Laemmle.
This will mark Sven’s sixth big broadcast of Whale’s 1931 Universal landmark monster masterpiece classic on the airlanes of Me-TV. Sven previously showcased ‘Frankenstein” from coast-to-coast back in Nov. 2013, Nov. 2014, Oct. 2015 , Sept. 2017 and May 2019.
Who was in James Whale’s landmark Universal classic monster masterpiece production of “Frankenstein” (1931)?
The players who appeared in James Whale’s classic Universal landmark monster masterpiece production of “Frankenstein” (1931) were Boris Karloff (as Frankenstein’s monster), Mae Clarke (as Elizabeth), Colin Clive (as Dr. Henry Frankenstein), Dwight Frye (as Fritz), Edward Van Sloan (who played the dual roles of Dr. Waldman and the introductory “Frankenstein” feature prologue narrator), Francis Ford (in a non-credited screen role as Hans), Marilyn Harris (as Maria), Frederick Kerr (as Baron Frankenstein), Lionel Belmore (as the Burgomaster) and John Boles (as Victor Moritz).