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Karloff's “Bride of Frankenstein” to be screened at free BYU film series Oct. 26

The Brigham Young University Motion Picture Film Series will screen “Bride of Frankenstein” Friday, Oct. 26, at 7 p.m. in the Harold B. Lee Library Auditorium as part of its 14th season of archived film showings.

Admission is free, but seating is limited. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and early arrival is encouraged for an assured seat. Children age eight and over are welcome. BYU dress standards apply.

The classic film stars Boris Karloff, Colin Clive, Valerie Hobson, Ernest Thesiger and Elsa Lanchester and runs for 75 minutes.

Franz Waxman’s pulsating score is only one of the memorable aspects of this classic tale directed by James Whale. A sympathetic monster, Ernest Thesiger’s Dr. Pretorious, and Elsa Lanchester’s “electrifying” performance as the monster’s bride set a pattern for spoofs and imitators for decades to come, making this one of the few classic-era horror films.

Also shown will be “Chapter Four” of the 1939 serial “Dick Tracy’s G-Men.” One chapter will be shown with each of the 15 film screenings during the entire series season through May 2013.

The BYU Motion Picture Archive Film Series is an ongoing series of classic American motion pictures from the permanent collection of the Motion Picture Archive at BYU’s L. Tom Perry Special Collections. The series is co-sponsored by the L. Tom Perry Special Collections, the Friends of the Harold B. Lee Library and Dennis & Linda Gibson.

For more information, contact James D’Arc at (801) 422-6371, james_darc@byu.edu.

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