Frankenstein (1931)

Frankenstein (1931)
Based on the novel by Mary Shelley, Dr. Henry Frankenstein is determined to bring a creature made with various human body parts taken from corpses back to life. Will his plan succeed? Here are a few movie mistakes to look for while watching the 1931 classic horror film “Frankenstein”.

∙ When the lecture hall at Goldstalt Medical College is shown, the far view shows two of Dr. Waldman’s assistants pull a sheet over the feet of the corpse. In the following close-up, the two men pull the sheet over the corpse again.

∙ During Dr. Waldman’s lecture at the Goldstalt Medical College, there are two jars in front of him; one with “normal” brains and the other with “abnormal” brains. There are two typed labels on each jar. However, after the lecture, when Fritz approaches the jars, a close-up of the labels shows they are now handwritten.

∙ Fritz is in the lecture hall, attempting to steal a brain. In a close-up, he hits the skeleton that’s nearby, causing it to move. The skeleton is moving but in the very next far view of Fritz when he’s walking away with the normal brain and drops it, the skeleton is still. The skeleton is moving again in the following close-up when Fritz is getting the abnormal brain. But, it’s still again in the next far view when he is leaving the lecture hall.

∙ Henry and Dr. Waldman are able to lure the Monster out of the cell. When the Monster begins to attack them, Dr. Waldman is able to subdue the creature by giving him a shot in the back. When the Monster falls, he is originally on his back. But after Victor Moritz arrives, and they attempt to carry him out, the Monster is on his stomach / face down.

∙ Henry collapses when Elizabeth arrives with Baron Frankenstein. In the far view, when Elizabeth and the Baron enter the room, Henry falls onto his stomach / face down. However, in the very next overhead view, when the Baron is next to him, Henry is on his back.

∙ Near the end of the movie, Henry and the villagers are looking for the Monster. Henry comes across one of the villagers who has been attacked by the Monster. When Henry springs up the first time to call the other men, he can be seen switching the torch he’s holding between his hands. When the men have surrounded them and Henry asks which way the Monster went, the close-up shows the torch is in his right hand. In the next view, when he tells the rest of the men to follow him, the torch is now in Henry’s left hand.

“Frankenstein” (1931) stars Boris Karloff, Colin Clive, Mae Clarke, John Boles, Edward Van Sloan, Frederick Kerr and Dwight Frye. It run 70 minutes and is Unrated.

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