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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: Set Designer for R.C. Sherriff's play, "Journey's End", at the Prince of Wales Theatre in London, England, with Colin Clive, Maurice Evans, George Zucco and Robert Speaight in the cast. John Whale was the director. See more »

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2 Biographical Movies | 3 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 5 Articles | See more »
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[on Frankenstein (1931)] That queer, penetrating personality of [Boris Karloff]'s was more important than his shape, which could be easily altered. See more »

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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 »

Trademark:

Darkly comic sense of humor See more »

Nickname:

Jimmy

Star Sign:

Cancer

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