Bride Of Frankentein

Bride Of Frankentein
During a stormy night, Frankenstein author Mary Shelley regales her husband, Percy Bysshe Shelley and Lord Byron with a new story that tells of the monster having survived his initial demise and how Dr. Henry Frankenstein is forced to help the sinister Dr. Pretorius create a mate for the creature. Here are a few movie mistakes to look for while watching the horror classic “Bride of Frankenstein”.

∙ At the beginning of the movie, when Lord Bryon is talking, Mary asks Percy to light the candles for her. Percy is writing in a book and places it on the table next to him which has a wine glass and a candelabra on it. Percy gets up empty handed, lights the candles and goes back to his seat. In the close-up when he says “you’ll have much to answer for”, the book is back on his lap but the glass is gone from the table.

∙ When the townspeople are watching the fire, the Burgonmaster (in the hat) tells them to run along. Before he speaks, he can first be seen in a wide view waving his arms and holding his walking cane in his right hand. In the close-up, when he starts to speak, the cane is in his left hand. He tells the townspeople they should “go to sleep”, his cane is still in his left hand and his arms are straight out in front of him. The scene cuts to a farther view and both hands are holding the cane, his arms down. A few moments later, when he’s telling them they should be in bed, the Burgonmaster’s arms are extended in front of him again and holding the cane in his left hand. It cuts to a farther view and the cane is in his right hand.

∙ The townspeople bring Dr. Henry Frankenstein’s body back home. Elizabeth runs out and says “Oh, Heaven, what is this?” In the close-up two women are standing next to her, holding each of her arms and hands. It cuts to a farther view as the man with the torch comes up the steps and she’s in front of the women and no one is touching her.

∙ Dr. Pretorius shows Henry the miniature people he has created. The Queen is to Dr. Pretorius’ left, near the end of the table with the Archbishop beside her. The devilish man is beside him and he has moved the King to his right, at the far end. Dr. Pretorius brings out the ballerina and a mermaid that he puts between the King and the devilish man. He then walks away from the table and walks to Henry. The rear / overhead view of the table shows there is a miniature with a child in a highchair between the ballerina and the mermaid.

∙ The shepherd girl starts to scream after the monster pulls her from the water. In the front view of the monster, he’ seen putting his hand over her mouth to keep her from screaming. It cuts to a close-up of the girl and there’s nothing over her mouth as she says “Don’t touch me”. The scene cuts back to the monster when he growls and his hand is over her face again. His hand is gone when it shows the close-up of the girl screaming again.

∙ In the side view when the monster first meets the hermit, he puts his left hand on the creature’s left arm and says “you’re hurt my poor friend” and starts to pull him in. It cuts to the monster coming through the door and the hermit is now holding the monster’ left hand with his right one that’s holding the bow from the violin.

“Bride of Frankenstein” (1935) stars Boris Karloff, Elsa Lanchester, Colin Clive, Ernest Thesiger, Gavin Gordon, Douglas Walton and Valerie Hobson. It runs 75 minutes and is Unrated.

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