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James Whale (I) (1889–1957)


James Whale, who grew up poor in an English mining town, learned to put on plays in a World War I German POW camp. Postwar theatre work took him to the London stage, then Broadway, then a contract with Paramount, as dialog director for Howard Hughes' Hell's Angels (1930). He began his contribution to the horror film genre with his move to ... See full bio »

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Stage Play: Journey's End. Drama. Written by R.C. Sherriff. Scenic Design by James Whale. Directed by James Whale [earliest Broadway credit]. Henry Miller's Theatre: 22 Mar 1929-17 May 1930 (485 performances). Cast: Sol Douday (as "German Soldier"), Jack Hawkins (as "2nd Lt. Hibbert"), Colin Keith-Johnston (as "Capt. Stanhope") [Broadway ... See more »

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2 Biographical Movies | 3 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 5 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Henry Wales
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[on Frankenstein (1931)] That queer, penetrating personality of [Boris Karloff]'s was more important than his shape, which could be easily altered. See more »

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Retired from making films in 1941, except for an Army training film (Personnel Placement in the Army (1942)) and the unreleased Hello Out There (1949). See more »

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Darkly comic sense of humor See more »

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Cancer

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