Film Series—From Books to Films: Frankenstein (1931)

Directed by James Whale (71 minutes)
Frankenstein tells the classic story of a monster come to life. Dr. Henry Frankenstein (Colin Clive) is a brilliant but obsessive scientist attempting to discover how to make the dead walk again. He is successful in assembling a creature using body parts of exhumed corpses but, creates a creature he cannot control, and the consequences are deadly. Based on the 1818 novel by Mary Shelley, this film continues our series of films based on books.