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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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(1933)
Frankenstein Director
(1931)
(1935)
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(1936)

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(February 1 to 11, 1951) He directed Franklin Lacy's play, "Pagan in the Parlor," at the Pasadena Playhouse in Pasadena, California. Gilmor Brown was artistic director. See more »

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

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Retired from making films in 1941, except for an Army training film (Personnel Placement in the Army (1942)) and the unreleased Hello Out There (1949). See more »


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