The huge success of the 1931 Frankenstein spurred Universal to a sequel. But it would take four years to complete a satisfatory script for the project. Finally, in January 1935, the sequel went before the cameras, bringing together most of the talent from the first. Bride of Frankenstein was released to critical and popular acclaim, although it encountered difficulties with some state and national censorship boards. Since its release the film's reputation has grown, and it has been hailed as Whale's masterpiece.
(1935) Mary Shelley reveals the main characters of her novel survived: Dr. Frankenstein wants to get out of the evil experiment business, but when a mad scientist, Dr. Pretorius, kidnaps his wife, Dr. Frankenstein agrees to help him create a new creature, a woman, to be the companion of the monster.
We will be showing the Universal centennial version with the brilliant, restored soundtrack (Bride was nominated for an Oscar for Best Sound Recording). And, of course, there is Boris Karloff returning as the Monster and Colin Clive as Dr. Frankenstein. Elsa Lanchester provides the stunning Bride and portrays Mary Shelley as well.