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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 The 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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(1933)
Frankenstein Director
(1931)
Show Boat Director
(1936)

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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:

[to Paul Robeson, upon hearing and seeing the "Ol' Man River" sequence in Whale's 1936 film Show Boat (1936)] The spine-chilling effect of that one song was something I shall never forget. See more »

Trivia:

Wrote a suicide note before jumping into his pool. Its exact contents are not known, as it was withheld by the person who found it, and the full note was never shared, even after that person's death, when it's existence was revealed. See more »


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Jimmy

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Cancer

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