Oh, Pretorius is something special, that's for sure!
Bride of Frankenstein is such a strange film. It was apparently the last time Universal let Whale have complete control of the production. I guess they thought he tried to get away with too much. It's hard for us now to understand how incredibly picky the censors were back then. They would fixate on the smallest things. Apparently Elsa as Mary Shelley was only allowed to wear that gown if her bosom didn't move at all, so she was strapped down so she could barely breathe. According to Forrest Ackerman, an entire scene was cut; one in which Pretorius describes to Henry how he "accidentally" dissected a living woman.
Another example of censor trouble with a Thesiger film by another director a few years later is how Murder on the Run couldn't get a positive certificate from the censors for export to the US so it was never released here. Guess they had a problem with with the sex books and the porn collection...
embroidery content= Ernest's left hand