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James Whale (I) (1889–1957)


James Whale was an English film director, theatre director and actor. He is best remembered for his four classic horror films: Frankenstein (1931), The Old Dark House (1932), The Invisible Man (1933) and Bride of Frankenstein (1935). He also directed films in other genres, including what is considered the definitive film version of the musical ... See full bio »

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Known For

Frankenstein
Frankenstein Director
(1931)
Bride of Frankenstein
(1935)
The Invisible Man
(1933)
The Old Dark House
(1932)

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Other Works:

Stage: Directed / Scenic Designer for "Journey's End", produced on Broadway (earliest Broadway credit). Drama. Written by R.C. Sherriff. 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 »
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Personal Quote:

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

Trivia:

Because Whale's status as a director at Universal under the Carl Laemmle regime grew until he was given total control over his films, many of his films carry the credit "A James Whale Production", even though Whale never actually produced his films; the producing chores were always handled by someone else. See more »

Trademark:

Darkly comic sense of humor See more »

Nickname:

Jimmy

Star Sign:

Cancer

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