Frankenstein (film)



Frankenstein film title
Frankenstein
(1910) film title frame
Title: "Frankenstein"

Category: Movies

Subcategory: Horror

Director and screenwriter: James Searle Dawley

Based on: "Frankenstein" by Mary Shelley

Starring:
--- Augustus Phillips (Dr. Frankenstein)
--- Charles Ogle (the Monster)
--- Mary Fuller (Elizabeth)

James Searle Dawley
James Searle Dawley
May 13, 1877
- March 30, 1949,
director
and screenwriter
of Frankenstein
Producer - Distributor: Edison Manufacturing Company

Released: March 18, 1910 - New York City, USA

Running time: 13 min.

Color: B/W, color

Language: Silent

Music by: Life Toward Twilight

Summary plot: Frankenstein, a young medical student, trying to create the perfect human being, instead creates a misshapen monster. Made ill by what he has done, Frankenstein is comforted by his fiancée but on his wedding night he is visited by the monster. A fight ensues but the monster, seeing himself in a mirror, is horrified and runs away. He later returns, entering the new bride's room, and finds her alone.

Interesting facts: For many years, this film was believed to be a lost film. In 1963, a plot description and stills were discovered published in the issue of an old Edison film catalog, "The Edison Kinetogram". In the early 1950s a print of this film was purchased by a Wisconsin film collector, who did not realize its rarity until many years later. Its existence was first revealed in the mid-1970s.

Property: © Edison Manufacturing Company (now public domain)


Frankenstein cover
Frankenstein (1910), poster from the cover of "The Edison Kinetogram" film catalog

Frankenstein (1910), complete film ready to play (13 min.)