Vintage Lab Week: Frankenstein
Through the fantastic laboratory creations of Ken Strickfaden, electrical special effects creator, Universal Studios brought one of the most fantastic tales of a Mad Scientist to the Silver Screen. Dr. Henry Frankenstein (Colin Clive) brings his creation to life in Frankenstein (1931) and the tale resumes in The Bride of Frankenstein (1935).
In the shadow of the monster, Dr. Frankenstein is unaware of the terror his machinations will release!
“This storm will be magnificent. All the electrical secrets of Heaven. And this time we’re ready, eh Fritz? Ready.” (with actor Dwight Frye)
Put a laboratory in a towering medieval structure and next thing I find is that my mouth is watering!
Moving on to the sequel–a magnificent film–we find that Dr. Frankenstein has given up meddling with Science, until Dr. Septimus Pretorius (Ernest Thesiger) coerces him to produce a mate for the monster.
Henry, as you see, is always so happy to be working with Septimus. But how could he not have this huge ear to ear grin with all that apparatus at hand?
Shy of posting too many similar images from these great sets, I will leave you with one more jolt from The Bride of Frankenstein.