James Whale, Frankenstein, 1931 (still); image: courtesy Universal Pictures


Thursday, July 18, 2019

7 p.m.

Floor 1, Phyllis Wattis Theater

$10 Members

$12 General

$5 Member early-bird tickets through July 18.

“It’s alive!” The film that ignited Universal Pictures’s monster movie genre, and adapted from Mary Shelley’s 1818 novel, the hubristic Dr. Frankenstein reanimates a corpse who wreaks havoc on a small Bavarian town. With an unforgettable performance from Boris Karloff as the Monster, Frankenstein is a cautionary tale of a god-like creation gone terribly awry.

Print source: Universal Repertory

Film Details

Year: 1931

Running time: 71 minutes

Format: 35mm

Director: James Whale

Country: United States

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