April 11, 2013

Frankenstein (1931)

Little Maria (Marilyn Harris) is clearly told by her father, "You stay and play with the kitty now, huh?" Nowhere in that line is it suggested that she should let The Monster (Boris Karloff) pick her up and throw her in the lake, but that's exactly what happens with tragic consequences.

Like any sensible creature would do, the kitten struggles free of being hugged and scarpers as soon as The Monster makes his appearance.

Ignoring the re-release of "The Phantom of the Opera" with sound, "Frankenstein" is the first Universal horror "talkie" with a cat in it.

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