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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:

Stage: Directed "Hand in Glove" on Broadway (final Broadway credit). Thriller. Written by Charles Freeman and Gerald Savory. Based on the novel "Hughie Roddis" by Gerald Savory. Playhouse Theatre (moved to The Forrest Theatre from 25 Dec 1944-close): 4 Dec 1944-6 Jan 1945 (40 performances). Cast: St. Clair Bayfield (as "Mr. Forsythe")... See more »

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2 Biographical Movies | 3 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 5 Articles | See more »
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Personal Quote:

[on Boris Karloff] His face fascinated me. I made drawings of his head, adding sharp bony ridges where I imagined the skull might have joined. See more »

Trivia:

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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Jimmy

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