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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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Other Works:

Stage: Directed 'Joaquin Alvarez Quintero''s plays "Fortunato" and "The Lady from Alfaqueque" at the Royal Court Theatre in London, England, with John Gielgud (as "Alberto" / "Felipe Rivas"), O.B. Clarence, Ann Trevor, Margaret Webster, John Fernald and Anthony Ireland in the cast. See more »

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2 Biographical Movies | 3 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 5 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

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

Trivia:

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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Cancer

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