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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 Joaquín Álvarez Quintero's plays "Fortunato" and "The Lady from Alfaqueque" at the Royal Court Theatre in London, England, with John Gielgud (as "Alberto" / "Felipe Rivas"), O.B. Clarence, Ann Trevor, Margaret Webster, John Fernald and Anthony Ireland in the cast. See more »

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

[to Paul Robeson, upon hearing and seeing the "Ol' Man River" sequence in Whale's 1936 film Show Boat (1936)] The spine-chilling effect of that one song was something I shall never forget. See more »

Trivia:

Interred at Forest Lawn, Glendale, California, USA, in the Great Mausoleum, Columbarium of Memory, Niche #20076. See more »


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