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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)
The Invisible Man
(1933)
Bride of Frankenstein
(1935)
Show Boat
Show Boat Director
(1936)

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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:

[on Boris Karloff] His face fascinated me. I made drawings of his head, adding sharp bony ridges where I imagined the skull might have joined. See more »

Trivia:

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


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