Frankenstein Movies: History on Film – IndieWire

Frankenstein Movies: History on Film – IndieWire

Pre-1931 Adaptations Before Universal rewrote how Frankenstein would appear on screen, a few film adaptations of Shelley’s public domain text made their way to cinemas. The first was a short, 12-minute silent film released in 1910 and directed by J. Searle Dawley. Charles Stanton Ogle played the monster, depicted as a deformed man in rags with wild hair, and the film heavily condensed the original text, ending with the creation disappearing almost immediately after its creation. The film was considered …