Frankenstein – The Return to Malibou Lake

The Frankenstenia blog has an excellent article about the quest of screenwriter John Cox, who spent a few hours one  Sunday morning, trying to find the exact filming location of the notorious ‘drowning of the little girl’ scene in Frankenstein, the 1931 classic horror film.

The scene was excised from the film after its release, due to the protests of theatergoers and critics (and even its leading star – Boris Karloff).  Once considered lost for ever, the film footage was found fifty years after its release, and was later restored and joined to the original film.

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