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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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(10/28) Stage: Appeared (as "Medvedenko") in Anton Chekhov's play, "The Sea-Gull," at the Little Theatre on John Street, in London, England; Adelphi Theatre in London, England; and the Strand Theatre in London, England, with John Gielgud (as "Konstantin"), Miriam Lewes, Valerie Taylor, Randolph McLeod, Hubert Harben, Ralph De ... See more »

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Henry Wales
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[on Boris Karloff] His face fascinated me. I made drawings of his head, adding sharp bony ridges where I imagined the skull might have joined. See more »

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Four of his films were nominated for AFI's 100 Years...100 Thrills: Frankenstein (1931), The Invisible Man (1933), The Bride of Frankenstein (1935) and The Man in the Iron Mask (1939). "Frankenstein" made the list at #56. See more »

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Darkly comic sense of humor See more »

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