William Castle (1914–1977)


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William Castle was born on April 24, 1914 in New York City, New York, USA as William Schloss. He was a director and producer, known for The Lady from Shanghai (1947), Homicidal (1961) and Rosemary's Baby (1968). He was married to Ellen. He died on May 31, 1977 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

(1947)
Homicidal Director
(1961)
Rosemary's Baby Producer
(1968)
Bug Producer
(1975)

Filmography

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 1974 Shanks
 1968 Project X
 1967 The Busy Body
 1964 Strait-Jacket
 1963 Joan Crawford Wardrobe/Makeup Test for 'Strait-Jacket' (Documentary short) (as Castle)
 1962 Zotz!
 1961 Homicidal
 1960 13 Ghosts
 1959 The Tingler
 1957-1958 Men of Annapolis (TV Series) (11 episodes)
- Look Alike (1957)
- Mail Call (1957)
- Change of Face (1957)
- The Challenge (1957)
 1958 Target (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Breaking Point (1958)
- I Owe You (1958)
 1958 Macabre
 1958 Man with a Camera (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1957 The Californians (TV Series) (2 episodes)
 1957 The Court of Last Resort (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1956 Science Fiction Theatre (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Who Is This Man? (1956)
 1956 Uranium Boom
 1956 The Man Called X (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Assassination (1956)
 1955 The Americano
 1953 Fort Ti
 1951 The Fat Man
 1949 Undertow
 1944 The Whistler
 1943 Klondike Kate
 1943 Black Marketing (Documentary short)
 1939 Coney Island (Documentary short)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Directed a production of "Dracula".

Publicity Listings:

3 Biographical Movies | 4 Print Biographies | 12 Articles | 3 Pictorials | See more »

Alternate Names:

Billy Castle | Bill Castle | William C. Castle | Castle

Spouse:

Ellen  (his death)  (2 children)
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Personal Quote:

We all have a common interest: bigger and more horrible monsters--and I'm just the monster to bring them to you.

Trivia:

He had seen the Pete Smith short "Murder in 3-D" (1941) which demonstrated the 3D process in motion pictures. In 1950, while at Universal, he proposed doing Jules Verne's "From the Earth to the Moon" with the gimmick of 3D to bring in the audiences. He was told that it would be too costly and that audiences wouldn't want to wear the required glasses for an entire feature and that there was no ... See more »

Trademark:

Directed low-budget B-movies, with over-the-top gimmicks in both production and promotion. See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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