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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)
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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[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:

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


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