Frankenstein (1931)


  • Genre: Drama, Horror, Science Fiction
  • Release Date: 1931-11-21
  • User Rating: 7.4/10 from 1516 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 11min
  • Language: Latin
  • Production Company: Universal Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: James Whale
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Tampering with life and death, Henry Frankenstein pieces together salvaged body parts to bring a human monster to life; the mad scientist's dreams are shattered by his creation's violent rage as the monster awakens to a world in which he is unwelcome.

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  • Colin Clive

    as Dr. Henry Frankenstein
  • Mae Clarke

    as Elizabeth
  • John Boles

    as Victor Moritz
  • Boris Karloff

    as The Monster
  • Edward Van Sloan

    as Dr. Waldman
  • Frederick Kerr

    as Baron Frankenstein
  • Dwight Frye

    as Fritz
  • Lionel Belmore

    as Herr Vogel, the Burgomaster
  • Marilyn Harris

    as Maria
  • Ted Billings

    as Villager (uncredited)
  • Mae Bruce

    as Screaming Maid (uncredited)
  • Jack Curtis

    as Villager (uncredited)
  • Arletta Duncan

    as Bridesmaid (uncredited)
  • William Dyer

    as Gravedigger (uncredited)
  • Francis Ford

    as Hans (uncredited)
  • Soledad Jiménez

    as Mourner (uncredited)
  • Carmencita Johnson

    as Little Girl (uncredited)
  • Seessel Anne Johnson

    as Little Girl (uncredited)
  • Margaret Mann

    as Mourner (uncredited)
  • Michael Mark

    as Ludwig (uncredited)
  • Pauline Moore

    as Bridesmaid (uncredited)
  • Inez Palange

    as Villager (uncredited)
  • Paul Panzer

    as Mourner (uncredited)
  • Cecilia Parker

    as Maid (uncredited)
  • Rose Plumer

    as Villager (uncredited)
  • Cecil Reynolds

    as Waldman's Secretary (uncredited)
  • Ellinor Vanderveer

    as Medical Student (uncredited)
  • Robert Milasch

    as Villager (uncredited)
Writing Mary Shelley Novel
Art Charles D. Hall Art Direction
Production Carl Laemmle Jr. Producer
Writing Garrett Fort Screenplay
Directing James Whale Director
Camera Arthur Edeson Director of Photography
Editing Clarence Kolster Editor
Writing Francis Edward Faragoh Screenplay
Sound C. Roy Hunter Recording Supervision
Production E.M. Asher Associate Producer
Editing Maurice Pivar Supervising Film Editor
Crew Carl Laemmle Presenter
Writing Richard Schayer Script Editor
Writing Peggy Webling Theatre Play
Costume & Make-Up Jack Pierce Makeup Artist
Sound Bernhard Kaun Original Music Composer
Camera Paul Ivano Director of Photography
Sound William Hedgcock Sound Recordist
Crew John P. Fulton Special Effects
Writing Robert Florey Writer
Writing John L. Balderston Scenario Writer
Writing John Russell Screenplay
Costume & Make-Up Jack Pierce Makeup Designer
Costume & Make-Up Pauline Eells Wigmaker
Directing Joseph A. McDonough Assistant Director
Art Ed Keyes Property Master
Art Herman Rosse Set Designer
Art Franz Dallons Props
Art Oscar Dallons Props
Art Paul Dallons Props
Crew Ken Strickfaden Special Effects
Visual Effects Cleo E. Baker Visual Effects
Crew Ken Strickfaden Stunt Double
Camera Sherman Clark Still Photographer
Camera Jack Eagan Assistant Camera
Camera Jack Freulich Still Photographer
Camera Alan Jones Second Assistant Camera
Camera George Trafton Assistant Camera
Costume & Make-Up Mae Bruce Wardrobe Assistant
Sound David Broekman Music Director
Sound Gilbert Kurland Music Supervisor
Crew Cecil Reynolds Medical Consultant
Crew Gerald L.G. Sampson Technical Advisor
Sound Jack Foley Sound Effects