William Castle

Screenwriter / Film Director / Film Producer / Television Producer | * 04/24/1914 († 63, 05/31/1977) | New York City, New York (United States of America (USA))
William Castle (April 24, 1914 – May 31, 1977) was an American film director, producer, screenwriter, and actor. Orphaned at 11, Castle dropped out of high school at 15 to work in the theater. He came to the attention of Columbia Pictures for his talent for promotion and was hired. He learned the trade of filmmaking and became a director, acquiring a reputation for the ability to churn out competent B-movies quickly and on budget. He eventually struck out on his own, producing and directing thrillers, which, despite their low budgets, he effectively promoted using gimmicks, a trademark for which he is best known. He was also the producer for Rosemary's Baby. ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Thriller | Crime

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Movies with William Castle as Actor(18)

as Self (archive footage)2002 Battle-Axe: the Making of 'Strait-Jacket'
as Director1975 The Day of the Locust
as Sid Roth1975 Shampoo
as Grocer1974 Shanks
as Jack P. Harper1974 The Sex Symbol
as Man by Pay Phone (uncredited)1968 Rosemary's Baby
as Phone Booth Man (uncredited)1968 Rosemary's Baby
as Himself (prologue)1962 Zotz!
as Self (uncredited)1961 Mr. Sardonicus
as Prologue Host1961 Homicidal
as himself1960 13 Ghosts
as Prologue Himself - Host (uncredited)1959 The Tingler
as Himself (uncredited)1951 Hollywood Story
as Seen in Photograph Given to Police1944 When Strangers Marry
as Angry Juror #1 (uncredited)1940 The Lady in Question
as Policeman1940 He Stayed for Breakfast

TV Shows/Series with William Castle as Actor(2)

Movies with William Castle as Crew(86)

Production/Producer1975 Bug
Writing/Writer1975 Bug
Directing/Director1974 Shanks
Production/Executive Producer1974 Shanks
Production/Producer1969 Riot
Production/Producer1968 Rosemary's Baby
Directing/Director1968 Project X
Production/Producer1968 Project X
Directing/Director1967 The Busy Body
Production/Producer1967 The Busy Body
Directing/Director1967 The Spirit Is Willing
Production/Producer1967 The Spirit Is Willing
Directing/Director1966 Let's Kill Uncle
Production/Producer1966 Let's Kill Uncle
Directing/Director1965 I Saw What You Did
Production/Producer1965 I Saw What You Did
Directing/Director1964 The Night Walker
Production/Producer1964 The Night Walker
Directing/Director1964 Strait-Jacket
Production/Producer1964 Strait-Jacket
Directing/Director1963 The Old Dark House
Production/Producer1963 The Old Dark House
Directing/Director1963 13 Frightened Girls
Production/Producer1963 13 Frightened Girls
Directing/Director1962 Zotz!
Production/Producer1962 Zotz!
Directing/Director1961 Mr. Sardonicus
Production/Producer1961 Mr. Sardonicus
Directing/Director1961 Homicidal
Production/Producer1961 Homicidal
Directing/Director1960 13 Ghosts
Production/Producer1960 13 Ghosts
Directing/Director1959 House on Haunted Hill
Production/Producer1959 House on Haunted Hill
Directing/Director1959 The Tingler
Production/Producer1959 The Tingler
Directing/Director1958 Macabre
Production/Producer1958 Macabre
Directing/Director1956 The Houston Story
Directing/Director1956 Uranium Boom
Directing/Director1955 New Orleans Uncensored
Directing/Director1955 The Gun That Won the West
Directing/Director1955 Duel on the Mississippi
Directing/Director1955 The Americano
Directing/Director1954 The Saracen Blade
Directing/Director1954 Masterson of Kansas
Directing/Director1954 Charge of the Lancers
Directing/Director1954 Drums of Tahiti
Directing/Director1954 The Iron Glove
Directing/Director1954 The Law vs. Billy the Kid
Directing/Director1954 Jesse James vs. the Daltons
Directing/Director1954 Battle of Rogue River
Directing/Director1953 Serpent of the Nile
Directing/Director1953 Conquest of Cochise
Directing/Director1953 Slaves of Babylon
Directing/Director1953 Fort Ti
Directing/Director1951 Cave of Outlaws
Directing/Director1951 Hollywood Story
Directing/Director1951 The Fat Man
Directing/Director1950 It's a Small World
Writing/Writer1950 It's a Small World
Directing/Director1949 Johnny Stool Pigeon
Directing/Director1949 Undertow
Directing/Director1948 Texas, Brooklyn & Heaven
Directing/Director1948 The Gentleman from Nowhere
Directing/Director1947 The Crime Doctor's Gamble
Production/Producer1947 The Lady from Shanghai
Writing/Writer1947 The Lady from Shanghai
Production/Associate Producer1947 The Lady from Shanghai
Directing/Director1946 Crime Doctor's Man Hunt
Directing/Director1946 Just Before Dawn
Directing/Director1946 The Return of Rusty
Directing/Director1946 Mysterious Intruder
Directing/Director1945 The Crime Doctor's Warning
Writing/Writer1945 Dillinger
Directing/Director1945 Voice of the Whistler
Writing/Writer1945 Voice of the Whistler
Directing/Director1944 When Strangers Marry
Directing/Director1944 She's a Soldier Too
Directing/Director1944 The Whistler
Directing/Director1944 The Mark of the Whistler
Directing/Director1943 The Chance of a Lifetime
Directing/Director1943 Black Marketing
Directing/Director1943 Klondike Kate
Writing/Story1942 North to the Klondike

TV Shows/Series with William Castle as Crew(3)

Production/Producer1972 Ghost Story
Production/Producer1957 Meet McGraw
Directing/Director1955 Science Fiction Theatre

Full Name: William Castle
Born: Friday, 04/24 1914 (April) in New York City, New York (United States of America (USA))
Died: Tuesday, 05/31 1977 (May) in Los Angeles (aged: 63)
Zodiac sign: Taurus (Chinese zodiac sign: Tiger)
Other names for William Castle (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"William Schloss"
"Billy Castle"
"Bill Castle"
"William C. Castle"
"William Castle (Regisseur)"
William Castle frequently works together with these people:
Edwin H. Bryant (13x, Crew)
Robert E. Kent (12x, Crew)
Dona Holloway (11x, Crew)
Sam Katzman (11x, Crew)
Henry Freulich (9x, Crew)
Sidney Clifford (7x, Crew)
Douglas Heyes (6x, Crew)
Robb White (6x, Crew)
Paul Palmentola (6x, Crew)
Eric Taylor (6x, Crew)
Jack Kelly (2x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:536458, Added: 10/09/2018, Last updated: 10/03/2021