Bride of Frankenstein
Warning! The Monster demands a Mate!
( Horror )

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MPAA Rating:

US Runtime: 75 min

Premiere Date:
Apr 22, 1935   [USA]
Director: James Whale
Writers: William Hurlbut   [adaptation]
John L. Balderston   [adaptation]
William Hurlbut
Producer: Carl Laemmle Jr.   [Producer]
Music by Franz Waxman
Cinematography: John J. Mescall
Edited by: Ted J. Kent
Production Company: Universal Pictures


Boris Karloff
The Monster
Colin Clive
Dr. Henry Frankenstein
Valerie Hobson
Elizabeth Frankenstein
Elsa Lanchester
Mary Shelley/The Monster's Mate
Ernest Thesiger
Dr. Pretorius
Gavin Gordon
Lord Byron
Douglas Walton
Percy Shelley
E.E. Clive
Lucien Prival
Albert the Butler
O.P. Heggie
Dwight Frye
Reginald Barlow
Anne Darling
Ted Billings
Kansas DeForrest
Little Ballerina (uncredited)
Edward Peil Sr.
Villager (uncredited)
Tempe Pigott
Aunt Glutz (uncredited)
Walter Brennan
Neighbor (uncredited)
Maurice Black
Gypsy (uncredited)
Frank Terry
A Hunter (uncredited)
Frank Benson
Villager (uncredited)
Lucio Villegas
Priest (uncredited)
Billy Barty
Tiny baby (uncredited)
Joan Woodbury
Little Queen (uncredited)
Sarah Schwartz
Marta (uncredited)
Mary Stewart
Neighbor (uncredited)
Norman Ainsley
Little Archbishop (uncredited)
Helen Parrish
Communion Girl (scenes deleted)
Edwin Mordant
The Coroner (uncredited)
Torben Meyer
Strangled Man (uncredited)
Elspeth Dudgeon
Gypsy's Mother (uncredited)
J. Gunnis Davis
Uncle Glutz (uncredited)
Neil Fitzgerald
Rudy (uncredited)
Brenda Fowler
A Mother (uncredited)
John Curtis
A Hunter (uncredited)
John George
Villager (uncredited)
Grace Cunard
Villager (uncredited)
Marilyn Harris
Girl (uncredited)
Robert Adair
A Hunter (uncredited)
John Carradine
A Hunter (uncredited)
Arthur S. Byron
Henry VIII (uncredited)
Helen Jerome Eddy
Gypsy's Wife (uncredited)
Josephine McKim
Little Mermaid (uncredited)
Peter Shaw
Little Devil (uncredited)


C. Bakaleinikoff
W.J. Dodds
assistant camera
Alan Jones
second cameraman
Carl Laemmle
Clifford Vaughan
orchestrator: musical score

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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1
Film Negative Format:
35 mm
Printed Film Format:
35 mm


  • The Monster: Alone: bad. Friend: good!
  • The Monster: We belong dead!
  • Dr. Pretorius: To a new world of gods and monsters!
  • Dr. Pretorius: We shall drink to our partnership. Do you like gin? It is my only weakness.
  • Mary Shelley: It's a perfect night for mystery and horror. The air itself is filled with monsters.


  • In the opening and closing credits the cast list says "The Monster's Mate" followed by a question mark.
  • When filming the scene where the monster emerges from the burnt windmill, Boris Karloff slipped and fell into the water-filled well. Upon being helped out, he realized he had broken a leg in the fall. The metal struts used to stiffen his legs (for the famous "monster lurch") helped keep the bones in place until they could be properly set.
  • The musical soundtrack for this film proved so popular, it was used again in the Flash Gordon serials starring Buster Crabbe.
  • Editing after previews resulted in the loss of a subplot in which Karl imitates the Monster's murderous modus operandi to eliminate his miserly aunt and uncle and direct the blame away from himself.
  • Shot in 46 days at a cost of approximately $400,000. Boris Karloff sweated off 20 pounds labouring in the hot costume and make-up.

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