Suggested by the original story written in 1816 by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley and adapted by William Hurlbut and John Balderston, on April 19, 1935, producer Carl Laemmle Jr. resurrected Frankenstein’s monster.
But the title character of this sequel to Universal Pictures’ 1931 classic isn’t Boris Karloff’s sympathetic creature — it’s his mate — a character who only gets 4 minutes of screen time in a 75 minute movie.
“The Bride of Frankenstein” first emerged from her bandages 85 years ago today. It was actress Elsa Lanchester (who also played Mary Shelley at the beginning of the film) who brought the Monster’s undead bride to life.
I’ve covered “The Bride of Frankenstein” in depth on this blog before, back in 2015 for the film’s 80th anniversary, with the post “A Toast to Gods and Monsters“. Together, we went over the film from start to finish. But today, we’re going to talk about something that didn’t make it into the movie.
Have a look at this: