Frankenstein and The Bride of Frankenstein Double Feature
Directed by James Whale. US. 1931. NR. 2 hour 25 minutes. Universal. Digital.
Sun., October 21, 2018 thru Mon., October 22, 2018
Join us early on Sun, Oct 21 to listen to 16 year-old organist Brett Miller play the Wurlitzer theatre organ from 1:00 – 1:30pm!
And, get a peek at our Illuminating Cinema film series after the Sun, Oct 21 screening – Prof. Andrew Owen will lead a convivial conversation about the films immediately afterwards, in the historic 1903 Theatre.
Hot on the heels of their hit Dracula, Universal Picture struck gold again with this adaptation of Mary Shelley’s tale of gods and monsters, Frankenstein. Obsessed with the idea of creating life from death, crazed scientist Dr. Henry Frankenstein (Colin Clive) assembles a creature from body parts of recently deceased. When the brain of criminal is accidentally used in Dr. Frankenstein’s successful experiment, the result is a creature (Boris Karloff in his star-making performance) who’s meek and mild on the surface but harbors a violent streak. When the creature escapes, must find and destroy his creation – before it’s too late! (Directed by James Whale. US. 1931. NR. 1 hour 10 minutes. Universal. Digital.)
“It’s alive! Alive!” Surviving the events of the previous film, Dr. Frankenstein (Colin Clive) and his creation (Boris Karloff) find themselves mixed up in an evil scientist’s (Ernest Thesiger) plot to create a reanimated mate (Elsa Lanchester) for the monster. Superior to its predecessor, The Bride of Frankenstein expertly combines scares, laughs and pathos to create what many consider the best of the classic Universal Monster movies. (Directed by James Whale. US. 1935. NR. 1 hour 15 minutes. Universal. Digital.)