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This is the first version of the classic horror story. It came out of the Edison s studios in 1910

Frankenstein is a 1910 film made by Edison Manufacturing Company. It was written and directed by J. Searle Dawley.</>

Copyright status

The film, as well as all other motion pictures released before 1922, is now in the public domain in the United States.

Rediscovery and preservation

For many years, this film was believed to be a lost film. In 1963, a plot description (reprinted above) and stills were discovered published in the March 15, 1910 issue of an old Edison film catalog, The Edison Kinetogram.

Further reading

  • Edison's Frankenstein, by Frederick C. Wiebel, Jr. BearManor Media, 2010. ISBN 1-59393-515-3.

  • Category:1910 films
    Category:1910s horror films
    Category:American science fiction horror films
    Category:Black-and-white films
    Category:American silent short films
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    Category:Frankenstein films
    Category:Films directed by J. Searle Dawley

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