Frankenstein (1931) tinted green?

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  1. PaulKTF

    PaulKTF Stunt Coordinator

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    I seem to remember reading on the IMDB that Frankenstein (1931) was tinted green for its premire. I re-checked the IMDB and now I cant' find that fact listed there (maybe someone deleted it because it isn't true?).

    Does anyone know if this is true? If so, do any green tinted prints survive? Thanks.
     
  2. ScottR

    ScottR Cinematographer

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    Only a few prints were done this way and they stopped doing this because, while it made the monster looked good, it made everyone else look terrible.
     
  3. R-T-C Tim

    R-T-C Tim Stunt Coordinator

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    I have actually watched the film with a green tint by fiddling with my television settings. It looks very good for a bit, but after a few minutes you don't really notice it any more.
     
  4. Jack Theakston

    Jack Theakston Supporting Actor

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    I don't know if FRANKENSTEIN was tinted green on its initial release, but I can confirm that DRACULA was indeed tinted "Verdante" (Kodak's deeper green color in their Sonochrome pre-tinted stocks) as indicated by the original lab slugs.
     

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