Bride of Frankenstein is a 1935 American horror monster film, the first
sequel to Frankenstein (1931). Bride of Frankenstein was directed by
James Whale and stars Boris Karloff as the monster, Elsa Lanchester in
the dual role of his mate and Mary Shelley, Colin Clive as Henry
Frankenstein and Ernest Thesiger as Doctor Septimus Pretorius. The film
follows on immediately from the events of its predecessor, and it is
rooted in a subplot of the original Mary Shelley novel, Frankenstein
(1818). In Bride of Frankenstein, a chastened Henry Frankenstein
abandons his plans to create life, only to be tempted and finally
coerced by the monster, encouraged by Henry's old mentor Dr. Pretorius,
into constructing a mate for him. Preparation began shortly after the
first film premiered, but script problems delayed the project. Principal
photography started in January 1935, with creative personnel from the
original returning in front of and behind the camera. Bride of
Frankenstein was released to critical and popular acclaim, although it
encountered difficulties with some state and national censorship boards.
Since its release the film's reputation has grown, and it is hailed as
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Today's selected anniversaries:
According to traditional accounts, Martin Luther first posted
his Ninety-Five Theses onto the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg,
present-day Germany, marking the beginning of the Protestant
Agustín de Iturbide, Emperor of the First Mexican Empire,
dissolved the Mexican Congress and replaced it with a military junta
answerable only to him.
Public transportation workers in Indianapolis, Indiana, US,
went on strike, shutting down mass transit in the city and sparking
riots when strikebreakers attempted to restart services.
Over 400 workers completed the 60-foot (18 m) busts of U.S.
Presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and
Abraham Lincoln at Mount Rushmore in South Dakota.
Indira Gandhi (pictured), India's only female prime minister,
was assassinated by two of her own Sikh bodyguards, sparking anti-Sikh
riots throughout the country.
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A large bowl-shaped pot used for boiling over an open flame.
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There are three things I have learned never to discuss with people:
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--It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
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