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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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Other Works:

Stage: Directed "The Violet" and "One, Two, Three" [joint production]. Henry Miller's Theatre: 29 Sep 1930-Nov 1930 (closing date unknown/40 performances). (I)"The Violet": Written by Ferenc Molnár. Cast: Johnnie Brewer (as "John"; Broadway debut), Joan Carr (as "Miss Rakolnoki"), Natica De Acosta (as "Miss Roboz"), Ruth Gordon (as "... See more »

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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:

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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Nickname:

Jimmy

Star Sign:

Cancer

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