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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: Hand in Glove. Thriller. Written by Charles Freeman and Gerald Savory. Based on the novel "Hughie Roddis" by Gerald Savory. Directed by James Whale [final Broadway credit]. Playhouse Theatre (moved to The Forrest Theatre from 25 Dec 1944- close): 4 Dec 1944= 6 Jan 1945 (40 performances). Cast: St. Clair Bayfield (as "Mr. ... See more »

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Henry Wales
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[to Paul Robeson, upon hearing and seeing the "Ol' Man River" sequence in Whale's 1936 film Show Boat (1936)] The spine-chilling effect of that one song was something I shall never forget. See more »

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Biography in: John Wakeman, editor. "World Film Directors, Volume One, 1890-1945". Pages 1197-1202. New York: The H.W. Wilson Company, 1987. See more »


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