FRANKENSTEIN – 1910 Horror Short

Frankenstein, a young medical student, trying to create the perfect human being, instead creates a misshapen monster. Made ill by what he has done, Frankenstein is comforted by his fiancĂ©e but on his wedding night he is visited by the monster. A fight ensues but the monster, seeing himself in a mirror, is horrified and runs away. He later returns, entering the new bride’s room, and finds her alone.


This 1910 film based on Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein was originally listed as missing with no copies of it known to exist. It wasn’t until the mid 1970’s that an original nitrate print finally turned up in Wisconsin.

This version was restored in 2017 by the Library of Congress National Audio-Visual Conservation Center, with new music by Donald Sosin.

FRANKENSTEIN - 1910 Horror Short


Director: J. Searle Dawley
Writer: Mary Shelley (novel “Frankenstein”), J. Searle Dawley
Country & year: USA, 1910
Actors: Mary Fuller, Charles Ogle, Augustus Phillips