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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: Set Designer for R.C. Sherriff's play, "Journey's End", at the Prince of Wales Theatre in London, England, with Colin Clive, Maurice Evans, George Zucco and Robert Speaight in the cast. John Whale was the 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 »

Trivia:

Four of his films were nominated for AFI's 100 Years...100 Thrills: Frankenstein (1931), The Invisible Man (1933), The Bride of Frankenstein (1935) and The Man in the Iron Mask (1939). "Frankenstein" made the list at #56. See more »


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