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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 "Hand in Glove" on Broadway (final Broadway credit). Thriller. Written by Charles Freeman and Gerald Savory. Based on the novel "Hughie Roddis" by Gerald Savory. 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. Forsythe")... 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:

The painful last years of his life in Hollywood, where he was one of the few celebrities to live openly acknowledging his homosexuality, were depicted by Ian McKellen in Gods and Monsters (1998). See more »

Trademark:

Darkly comic sense of humor See more »

Nickname:

Jimmy

Star Sign:

Cancer

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