Frankenstein

Frankenstein (1931)

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The townspeople go after The Creature (Boris Karloff) because of Maria's death. Henry Frankenstein (Colin Clive) confronts the Creature and is knocked out and taken to a windmill. The Creature tosses Henry and he survives. The townspeople burn the mill and it collapses on top of the Creature. Baron Frankenstein (Henry's father) watches over his son while he's recovering and gives a toast to his future grandson.

Alex

Revealing mistake: There is a large painted hanging cloth backdrop of clouds in the mountain scenes near the end of the film. Vertical streaks can be seen in the backdrop that are the pleats in the fabric. These streaks really stand out in the restored versions of the film.

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Doctor Waldman: The brain which was stolen from my laboratory... was a criminal brain.

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Trivia: Universal Pictures originally wanted Bela Lugosi to play Frankenstein's monster since he had done such a great job playing Count Dracula earlier that year. But Bela turned the role down because he did not want to be 'hidden' under all that make-up. Yet 12 years later, Bela would play Frankenstein's monster in 1943 film 'Frankenstein meets the Wolf Man'.

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Answer: By the third film, the original "Baron Frankenstein," played by Frederick Kerr is supposed to have died. Therefore, his son Henry had inherited the title of "Baron Frankenstein," and as part of Germanic aristocratic inheritance this automatically places a "von" between the Christian name and Surname of the holder. This in turn has happened when Henry died and Wolf took up the Baronetcy.

David Mercier

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