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Frankenstein: A Cinematic Scrapbook (1991)

A history of the famous Monster of books and movies, using film clips, previews and other methods.

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Ted Newsom

Writer:

Ted Newsom
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Credited cast:
Bud Abbott ... Chick Young / Slim (archive footage)
Nick Adams ... Dr. James Bowen (archive footage)
Evelyn Ankers ... Elsa (archive footage)
Lionel Atwill ... Doctor Bohmer / Krogh (archive footage)
Ralph Bates ... Victor Frankenstein (archive footage)
Whit Bissell ... Prof. Frankenstein (archive footage)
Peter Boyle ... The Monster (archive footage)
Veronica Carlson ... Anna Spengler / Elizabeth Heiss (archive footage)
John Carradine ... Count Dracula (archive footage)
Lon Chaney Jr. ... Lawrence Talbot / The Monster (archive footage)
Colin Clive ... Dr. Henry Frankenstein (archive footage)
Gary Conway ... Bob (Teenage Monster) / Tony (Teenage Frankenstein) (archive footage)
Lou Costello ... Wilbur Grey / Tubby (archive footage)
Joseph Cotten ... Baron Frankenstein (archive footage)
Hazel Court ... Elizabeth (archive footage)
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A history of the famous Monster of books and movies, using film clips, previews and other methods.

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USA

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English

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Heidelberg Films See more »
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Includes a clip of Boris Karloff in Frankenstein make-up with Jack P. Pierce at a 1940s celebrity baseball game; Lon Chaney Jr. in a live TV broadcast; 'Glenn Strange' and 'Lou Costello' from The Colgate Comedy Hour (1950). See more »

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Features I Was a Teenage Frankenstein (1957) See more »

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Fun Look at the Monster on the Big Screen
6 April 2017 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Frankenstein: A Cinematic Scrapbook (1991)

*** (out of 4)

There's certainly nothing ground-breaking about this documentary from Ted Newsom but it's certainly very entertaining. Basically we have film trailers to several Frankenstein movies and Newsom adds some narration to tell the history of the Frankenstein monster on the screen.

If you're not familiar with any Frankenstein film then this here would be the perfect place to start just to get a basic education on the monster and his movies. You get a still from the 1910 Edison movie and then we get into the Universal pictures, the Hammer ones and countless other films like I WAS A TEENAGE FRANKENSTEIN, FRANKENSTEIN 1970, FRANKENSTEIN MEETS THE SPACE MONSTER and FRANKENSTEIN'S DAUGHTER.

Again, if you're a horror expert, there's certainly nothing new that you're going to learn here but you'll at least have some fun watching the trailers and going down memory lane. There are a wide range of films discussed here and it's fun getting to see all the Frankenstein trailers in one place.


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