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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 "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:

[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 »

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Biography in: John Wakeman, editor. "World Film Directors, Volume One, 1890-1945". Pages 1197-1202. New York: The H.W. Wilson Company, 1987. See more »


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