Can I be frank? It's only Thomas Edison's version of Mary Wollenstonecraft Shelley's immortal classic, THE MODERN PROMETHEUS. Edison was the producer, J. Searle Dawley directed and "liberally" adapted it (his words).
That said, I've got the complete 13 minute short film up here at feoamante.com. And trust me, it's the kind of film that every Horror Thriller or Science Fiction fan is a-gonna wanna see!
The public domain film below is of Thomas Edison's FRANKENSTEIN, and is believed to be the very first Frankenstein movie ever made.
Charles Ogle played The Creature and did his own make-up. Science Fiction Horror from 1910? With special effects both optical and make-up? Woo Hoo! Roll camera!
Thomas Edison made among the first movies, seeing as how he invented some of the first motion picture cameras. Yet the very first version of Mary Wollenstonecraft Shelley's THE MODERN PROMETHEUS aka FRANKENSTEIN, didn't hit the silver screen until 30 years after the birth of moving pictures in 1910. That said, Edison's movie, FRANKENSTEIN, arrived over 20 years before the Universal Pictures adaptation we've all grown to know.
Like nearly all movies of this era, they were silent, in black and white, and very short. The novelty of seeing moving pictures was enough to keep people entranced just by the very concept.
More information can be found at the following sites.
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The U.S. Government's National Library of Medicine has an entire page dedicated to Mary Shelley's Frankenstein including some info on Edison's work. Real science from the very first Science Fiction novel!
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And You Call Yourself A Scientist weighs in -
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