The Bride of Frankenstein

The Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

The monster demands a mate!

  • Genre: Drama, Horror, Science Fiction
  • Release Date: 1935-04-20
  • User Rating: 7.6/10 from 758 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 15min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Universal Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: James Whale
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After recovering from injuries sustained in the mob attack upon himself and his creation, Dr. Frankenstein falls under the control of his former mentor, Dr. Pretorius, who insists the now-chastened doctor resume his experiments in creating new life. Meanwhile, the Monster remains on the run from those who wish to destroy him without understanding that his intentions are generally good despite his lack of socialization and self-control.


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  • Boris Karloff

    as The Monster
  • Colin Clive

    as Henry Frankenstein
  • Valerie Hobson

    as Elizabeth Frankenstein
  • Ernest Thesiger

    as Doctor Pretorius
  • Elsa Lanchester

    as Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley / The Monster's Bride
  • Gavin Gordon

    as Lord Byron
  • Douglas Walton

    as Percy Bysshe Shelley
  • Una O'Connor

    as Minnie
  • E. E. Clive

    as Bürgomaster (uncredited)
  • Lucien Prival

    as Butler (uncredited)
  • O. P. Heggie

    as Hermit (uncredited)
  • Dwight Frye

    as Karl
  • Reginald Barlow

    as Hans
  • Mary Gordon

    as Hans' wife
  • Anne Darling

    as Shepherdess
  • Walter Brennan

    as Peasant (uncredited)
  • John Carradine

    as Hunter (uncredited)
  • Ted Billings

    as Ludwig
  • Norman Ainsley

    as Archbishop (uncredited)
  • Kansas DeForrest

    as Ballerina (uncredited)
  • Josephine McKim

    as Little Mermaid (uncredited)
  • Michael Mark

    as Ludwig (archive footage) (uncredited)
  • Billy Barty

    as Baby (uncredited)
  • Robert Adair

    as Hunter in Woods (uncredited)
  • Frank Benson

    as Villager (uncredited)
  • Maurice Black

    as Gypsy (uncredited)
  • Mae Bruce

    as Villager (uncredited)
  • A.S. Byron

    as King Homunculus (uncredited)
  • D'Arcy Corrigan

    as Procession Leader (uncredited)
  • Grace Cunard

    as Villager (uncredited)
  • Jack Curtis

    as Hunter (uncredited)
  • J. Gunnis Davis

    as Uncle Glutz (uncredited)
  • Elspeth Dudgeon

    as Gypsy's Mother (uncredited)
  • Helen Jerome Eddy

    as Gypsy's Wife (uncredited)
  • Neil Fitzgerald

    as Rudy (uncredited)
  • Brenda Fowler

    as Mother (uncredited)
  • John George

    as Villager (uncredited)
  • Helen Gibson

    as Villager (uncredited)
  • Marilyn Harris

    as Girl (uncredited)
  • Rollo Lloyd

    as Neighbor (uncredited)
  • Torben Meyer

    as Victim in flashback (uncredited)
  • Edwin Mordant

    as Coroner (uncredited)
  • Edward Peil Sr.

    as Villager (uncredited)
  • Tempe Pigott

    as Auntie Glutz (uncredited)
  • Sarah Schwartz

    as Marta (uncredited)
  • Mary Stewart

    as Neighbor (uncredited)
  • Frank Terry

    as Hunter at Hermit's Cottage (uncredited)
  • Anders Van Haden

    as Villager (uncredited)
  • Dorothy Vernon

    as Maid (uncredited)
  • Lucio Villiegas

    as Priest (uncredited)
  • Joan Woodbury

    as Queen Homunculus (uncredited)
  • Peter Shaw

    as Devil (uncredited)
Writing John L. Balderston Adaptation
Production Carl Laemmle Jr. Producer
Art Charles D. Hall Art Direction
Editing Maurice Pivar Supervising Film Editor
Sound Franz Waxman Original Music Composer
Directing James Whale Director
Editing Ted J. Kent Editor
Writing William Hurlbut Screenplay
Writing William Hurlbut Adaptation
Camera John J. Mescall Director of Photography
Costume & Make-Up Vera West Costume Design
Costume & Make-Up Otto Lederer Assistant Makeup Artist
Writing Mary Shelley Novel
Writing Robert Florey Story
Costume & Make-Up Jack Pierce Makeup Artist
Crew John P. Fulton Special Effects
Sound C. Bakaleinikoff Orchestrator
Sound William Hedgcock Sound Engineer
Sound Gilbert Kurland Sound Supervisor
Crew Peter Shaw Stand In
Camera Fred Stoll Grip
Costume & Make-Up Irma Kusely Hairstylist