James Whale

Film Director / Theatre Director / Screenwriter | * 07/22/1889 († 67, 05/29/1957) | Dudley, Worcestershire, England (United Kingdom (UK))
James Whale (22 July 1889 – 29 May 1957) was an English film director, theatre director and actor, who spent the greater part of his career in Hollywood. He is best remembered for several horror films: Frankenstein (1931), The Old Dark House (1932), The Invisible Man (1933) and Bride of Frankenstein (1935), all considered classics. Whale also directed films in other genres, including the 1936 film version of the musical Show Boat. Whale was born into a large family in Dudley, Worcestershire now Metropolitan Borough of Dudley. He discovered his artistic talent early on and studied art. With the outbreak of World War I he enlisted in the British Army and became an officer. He was captured by the Germans and during his time as a prisoner of war he realised he was interested in drama. Following his release at the end of the war he became an actor, set designer and director. His succe... ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Romance / Love | Comedies

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Movies with James Whale as Crew(22)

Directing/Director1949 Hello Out There
Directing/Director1941 They Dare Not Love
Directing/Director1940 Green Hell
Production/Producer1940 Green Hell
Directing/Director1939 The Man in the Iron Mask
Directing/Director1938 Wives Under Suspicion
Directing/Director1938 Port of Seven Seas
Directing/Director1938 Sinners in Paradise
Directing/Director1937 The Great Garrick
Directing/Director1937 The Road Back
Directing/Director1936 Show Boat
Directing/Director1935 Remember Last Night?
Directing/Director1935 The Bride of Frankenstein
Directing/Director1934 One More River
Directing/Director1933 The Invisible Man
Directing/Director1933 The Kiss Before the Mirror
Directing/Director1933 By Candlelight
Directing/Director1932 The Impatient Maiden
Directing/Director1932 The Old Dark House
Directing/Director1931 Waterloo Bridge
Directing/Director1931 Frankenstein
Directing/Director1930 Journey's End

Full Name: James Whale
Citizenship: United Kingdom (UK)
Born: Monday, 07/22 1889 (July) in Dudley, Worcestershire, England (United Kingdom (UK))
Died: Wednesday, 05/29 1957 (May) in Hollywood (aged: 67)
Zodiac sign: Cancer (Chinese zodiac sign: Ox)
Languages: English (EN)
James Whale frequently works together with these people:
Charles D. Hall (11x, Crew)
Carl Laemmle Jr. (11x, Crew)
Ted J. Kent (9x, Crew)
Jack Pierce (6x, Crew)
Arthur Edeson (6x, Crew)
Dwight Frye (5x, Actor)
John J. Mescall (5x, Crew)
E. E. Clive (5x, Actor)
Mary Gordon (5x, Actress)
Colin Clive (4x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:64708, Added: 05/23/2018, Last updated: 11/22/2021