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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:

(10/28) Stage: Appeared (as "Medvedenko") in Anton Chekhov's play, "The Sea-Gull," at the Little Theatre on John Street, in London, England; Adelphi Theatre in London, England; and the Strand Theatre in London, England, with John Gielgud (as "Konstantin"), Miriam Lewes, Valerie Taylor, Randolph McLeod, Hubert Harben, Ralph De ... See more »

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[on Frankenstein (1931)] That queer, penetrating personality of [Boris Karloff]'s was more important than his shape, which could be easily altered. 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 »


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