July 12, 2009

Frankenstein (1910)

Before Boris Karloff, there was Charles Ogle! The first film version of Frankenstein was made in 1910 by Edison Studios. It was shot in just three days with J. Searle Dawley on helm as the writer and producer, Augustus Phillips as Dr. Frankenstein and Mary Fuller as the doctor's fiancee. This short is quite interesting actually for the depiction of the Creature, which is radically different from the one established as classic with the Universal series of films. Definitely worth a watch, just don't be discouraged by the paleness of the copy early on.

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