BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN
1935, Universal, 75 min, USA, Dir: James Whale

"Warning! The Monster Demands a Mate!" Widely considered the high point of the 1930s Universal horror cycle, BRIDE is a brilliant blend of black humor and Gothic style. Boris Karloff reprises his greatest role as the Monster, with Colin Clive as his reluctant "father," the hilariously creepy Ernest Thesiger as Dr. Pretorius and Elsa Lanchester as the screaming-mimi Bride.


FRANKENSTEIN
1931, Universal, 70 min, USA, Dir: James Whale

"A Monster Science Created – But Could Not Destroy!" Boris Karloff had appeared in more than 75 films before FRANKENSTEIN turned him almost overnight into a screen legend. His performance here - anguished, eloquent, wordless - remains one of the most hauntingly powerful in all cinema. With Colin Clive, Edward Van Sloan, Dwight Frye.


SHOW BOAT (1936)
1936, Warner Brothers, 113 min, Dir: James Whale

James Whale of FRANKENSTEIN fame directs Irene Dunne in this splendid Oscar Hammerstein musical about an overly trusting young woman who, against her mother's better judgment, is thrust into the spotlight as leading lady in a show boat theater company. Features the classic, wistful song "Ol' Man River" as performed by Paul Robeson.


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