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William Castle (1914–1977)


William Castle was born on April 24, 1914 in New York City, New York, USA as William Schloss. He was a producer and director, known for Homicidal (1961), Rosemary's Baby (1968) and House on Haunted Hill (1959). 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

Homicidal Producer
(1961)
Rosemary's Baby Producer
(1968)
(1959)
Mr. Sardonicus Producer
(1961)

Filmography

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 1975 Bug (producer)
 1974 Shanks (executive producer)
  Circle of Fear (TV Series) (executive producer - 21 episodes, 1972 - 1973) (producer - 1 episode, 1972)
- The Phantom of Herald Square (1973) ... (executive producer)
- The Ghost of Potter's Field (1973) ... (executive producer)
- Spare Parts (1973) ... (executive producer)
- Graveyard Shift (1973) ... (executive producer)
- Legion of Demons (1973) ... (executive producer)
 1969 Riot (producer)
 1968 Rosemary's Baby (producer)
 1968 Project X (producer)
 1967 The Spirit Is Willing (producer)
 1967 The Busy Body (producer)
 1966 Let's Kill Uncle (producer)
 1965 I Saw What You Did (producer)
 1964 The Night Walker (producer)
 1964 Strait-Jacket (producer)
 1963 The Old Dark House (producer)
 1963 13 Frightened Girls (producer)
 1962 Zotz! (producer)
 1961 Mr. Sardonicus (producer)
 1961 Homicidal (producer)
 1960 13 Ghosts (producer)
 1959 The Tingler (producer)
 1959 House on Haunted Hill (producer)
 1957-1958 Men of Annapolis (TV Series) (producer - 37 episodes)
- Hot Steam (1958) ... (producer)
- Heads Up (1958) ... (producer)
- The Fight (1958) ... (producer)
- Fast Gun (1958) ... (producer)
- Last Chance (1958) ... (producer)
 1958 Macabre (producer)
 1958 The Adventures of McGraw (TV Series) (producer - 4 episodes)
- The Lie That Came True (1958) ... (producer)
- The Long Aloha (1958) ... (producer)
- Time for Dying (1958) ... (producer)
- Vivian (1958) ... (producer)
 1947 The Lady from Shanghai (associate producer)
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Show Show Actor (19 credits)
Show Show Writer (7 credits)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (5 credits)
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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
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Did You Know?

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 emulated Alfred Hitchcock. This included the practice of appearing in the trailers, and even making cameo appearances in his films. He went so far as to create a trademark silhouette that showed him in a director's chair and in profile with a cigar. Hitchcock noticed the big grosses for Castle's low-budget House on Haunted Hill (1959), which led him to return the "favor" by taking a page from ... See more »

Trademark:

Famous (infamous?) for gimmick-laden films, often with over-hyped effects, such as in The Tingler (1959) (a vibrating device attached to theater seats). See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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