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Frankenstein: The True Story (1973)

Not Rated | | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi | TV Movie 5 August 1976
When the brilliant but unorthodox scientist Dr. Victor Frankenstein rejects the artificial man that he has created, the Creature escapes and later swears revenge.

Director:

Jack Smight

Writers:

Christopher Isherwood (teleplay), Don Bachardy (teleplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Mason ... Dr. John Polidori
Leonard Whiting ... Dr. Victor Frankenstein
David McCallum ... Dr. Henri Clerval
Jane Seymour ... Agatha / Prima
Nicola Pagett ... Elizabeth Fanschawe
Michael Sarrazin ... The Creature
Michael Wilding ... Sir Richard Fanshawe
Clarissa Kaye-Mason ... Lady Fanschawe (as Clarissa Kaye)
Agnes Moorehead ... Mrs. Blair
Margaret Leighton ... Francoise DuVal
Ralph Richardson ... Mr. Lacey
John Gielgud ... Chief Constable
Tom Baker ... Sea Captain
Julian Barnes Julian Barnes ... Young Man
Arnold Diamond ... Passenger in Coach
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Storyline

When the brilliant but unorthodox scientist Dr. Victor Frankenstein rejects the artificial man that he has created, the Creature escapes and later swears revenge.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

He created the perfect man - then something went wrong.

Genres:

Drama | Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 August 1976 (Uruguay) See more »

Also Known As:

Frankenstein: The True Story See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Universal Television See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (theartrical release)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The footage of the "Figaro" opera singer receiving applause is actually a shot of Susanna Foster's curtain call from Phantom of the Opera (1943). See more »

Goofs

When Polidori introduces Victor to the creature in his carriage, the interior point of view shot shows a Chinese servant closing the carriage door. A split second later, in a reverse angle shot from the exterior, the servant has vanished. See more »

Quotes

Dr. John Polidori: [to the Creature] I can't abide delicacy, especially in monsters.
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Alternate Versions

The original miniseries presentation featured a prologue with James Mason visiting the grave of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. See more »

Connections

Version of Tales of Tomorrow: Frankenstein (1952) See more »

Soundtracks

Lullaby
Music by Edward Elgar
Arranged by Carlo Martelli
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Fabulous re-telling of the original story
9 January 1999 | by ElsbedSee all my reviews

Although this film may digress in many ways from the book, it is nonetheless superb. A fine cast, including Leonard Whiting, Nicola Padgett and guest appearances from many others, rounds out the experience. One empathizes with the monster, who begins his new life as a beautiful, sensitive creature only to physically and aesthetically deteriorate as time goes on. An interesting twist is the subplot of Prima, the second creature, created by Dr. Polidori (Victor's nemesis) with the assistance of Victor...I first saw this movie on television when I was about 9 or 10, I seem to remember it being shown in two parts, the second part beginning with Polidori's attempt to bring Prima into elite society, followed with the downfall of Victor, the monster and Polidori. Really one of my favorite re-tellings of the Frankenstein story.


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