STARmeter
SEE RANK
Up 3,158 this week

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 »

Editors' Spotlight

Fall TV Premiere Week

Many of your favorite shows are coming back, along with plenty of series premieres. Here's a list of the shows premiering between Sunday, September 21 and Friday, September 26.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 23 people
created 21 Sep 2011
 
list image
a list of 40 people
created 08 Dec 2012
 
a list of 49 people
created 02 May 2013
 
a list of 48 people
created 17 Jun 2013
 
a list of 24 people
created 4 months ago
 

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb


Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of James Whale.

User Polls

1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Director (23 credits)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (2 credits)
Show Show Writer (1 credit)
Show Show Art director (1 credit)
Show Show Editor (1 credit)
Show Show Producer (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (3 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (1 credit)

Related Videos

Edit

Personal Details

Other Works:

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 »

Publicity Listings:

2 Biographical Movies | 3 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 4 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Henry Wales
Edit

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

A director must be pretty bad if he can't get a thrill out of war, murder, robbery. See more »

Trivia:

Interred at Forest Lawn, Glendale, California, USA, in the Great Mausoleum, Columbarium of Memory, Niche #20076. See more »

Trademark:

Darkly comic sense of humor See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

Message Boards

Recent Posts
any of his non-horror films availabe teejay6682
James whale his early life up to 1918 tinalake
The James Whale memorial statue mrbrown_rdogs
James Whale Oil Paintings patricialough
Discuss James Whale on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page