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Thursday, March 29, 2018

"FRANKENSTEIN" (1931): The Infamous Censored Scenes (video)

In 1931, individual state censor boards demanded various cuts to "Frankenstein."

But two passages in particular were universally condemned.

One was a quote by Henry Frankenstein at the end of the creation scene.

The second occurs when the Monster meets little Maria.

The confused Monster believes that Maria will float like the flowers.
The censored version ends with him reaching for her. 

The two censored scenes were finally rediscovered and restored in the 1980s.

I neither own nor claim any rights to this material.  Just having some fun with it.  Thanks for watching!


1 comment:

Mark Onspaugh said...

Today, of course, they would have left Frankenstein's line about God... I was assuming that editing out the girl going into the pond (lake?) was stronger for being edited, we know from the distraught father carrying Maria into town what has transpired... But I hadn't thought of seeing more of Karloff as the Monster - so brilliant, and another layer of confusion and tragedy - awful and wonderful. Thanks for presenting this!