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Courtesy of Universal Pictures

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1001 Bissonnet
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Directed by James Whale




70 minutes


Introduced by Houston Film Critics Society President Josh Starnes,

Following the surprise success of Dracula, Universal produced Frankenstein—solidifying the studio’s commitment to the horror genre.  James Whale managed to crystallize the novel’s essential themes and emotions . . . that of a scientific genius playing God, and his unfortunate creation reaching out for beauty, tenderness, and ultimately revenge.