Re: 100 Scariest Movie Scenes of All-Time
#97 FRANKENSTEIN (1933)
THE MONSTER DROWNS A LITTLE GIRL
Long before Lenny was accidentally killing puppies in "Of Mice And Men", Frankenstein's Monster had difficulty with beautiful fragile things. In this scene from the 1931 classic, The Monster plays with the innocent Maria, holding flowers and throwing them into the water together. It's a touching, tranquil, and sweet scene, until he runs out of flowers, and he tosses her into the lake where she drowns. Boris Karloff himself fought to get the scene cut from the film, as he felt it was too disturbing, and it was missing from all prints and TV broadcasts after 1937, and was not restored until 48 years later in a special videotape!
IIRC, when they cut the scene with Frank playfully throwing the girl in the lake, the edited version showed only the distraught father carrying her dead body out of the lake and Frank just walking away.
Ironically, this version made Frank look even more like a monster because you never knew what he did to cause her death. The cut version actually prevented viewers from seeing the Frank's "human side"
"Booing on opening day is like telling grandma her house smells like old lady."--WOY
Last edited by Blimpie; 10-27-2005 at 12:45 PM.