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Free Afternoon Movie

Free Afternoon Movie

Tuesday, October 23
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Mary J. Benson Branch

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October 23         BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN (1935)    1 hr and 15 min.

Dr. Frankenstein [Colin Clive] and his monster [Boris Karloff] both turn out to be alive, not killed as previously believed. Dr. Frankenstein wants to get out of the evil experiment business, but when a mad scientist, Dr. Pretorius [Ernest Thesiger], kidnaps his wife, Dr. Frankenstein agrees to help him create a new creature, a woman [Elsa Lanchester], to be the companion of the monster.

Marilyn Harris, who played Maria, the girl The Monster accidentally kills in the original Frankenstein (1931), appears uncredited in this movie as another young girl, the leader of the group of young schoolgirls. Director James Whale deliberately gave her a line ("Look!") so she’d be paid as an actor with a speaking role, not as an extra. Not long before filming began, Colin Clive broke a leg in a horse riding accident. Consequently, most of Henry Frankenstein's scenes were shot with him sitting. The musical soundtrack for this film proved so popular, it was used again in the Flash Gordon and Buck Rogers serials starring Buster Crabbe.