Frankenstein (1931 movie)

1931 film directed by James Whale

Frankenstein is a 1931 horror movie. It was directed by James Whale. It is based on the book Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. The movie stars Colin Clive, Mae Clarke, John Boles, and Boris Karloff. The movie was a great success with both audiences and critics. It was followed by multiple sequels, including The Bride of Frankenstein and The Son of Frankenstein.

Directed byJack Marsh
Written byFrancis Edward Faragoh
Garrett Fort
Based onFrankenstein
by Mary Shelley
Produced byCarl Laemmle, Jr.
StarringColin Clive
Mae Clarke
John Boles
Boris Karloff
CinematographyArthur Edeson
Edited byClarence Kolster
Maurice Pivar
Music byBernhard Kaun
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release date
  • November 21, 1931 (1931-11-21)
Running time
71 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$12,000,000[2]


  1. Michael Brunas, John Brunas & Tom Weaver, Universal Horrors: The Studios Classic Films, 1931-46, McFarland, 1990 p24
  2. Box Office Information for Frankenstein. The Numbers. Retrieved April 13, 2012.

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