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James Whale

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Also Known As: Died: May 29, 1957
Born: July 22, 1889 Cause of Death: committed suicide by drowning
Birth Place: West Midlands, England, GB Profession: Director ...
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Director (feature film)

1.
They Dare Not Love (1941) as Director
2.
Green Hell (1940) as Director
A group of adventurers head deep into a South American jungle in search of ancient Incan treasure. A beautiful woman, brought to their camp by hired bearers, has come to join her husband, a newer member of the group, who was recently killed by hostile natives. As the months go by, jealousies and tempers flare as fights break out over the woman. The Incan treasure is finally found but the treaure-seekers, now united by a common enemy, are about to be attacked by hundreds of fierce natives armed with bows and poisoned arrows.
3.
The Man in the Iron Mask (1939) as Director
The Three Musketeers rescue the king''''s unjustly imprisoned twin.
4.
Wives Under Suspicion (1938) as Director
A D.A.''''s personal life mirrors the love-triangle murder he''''s prosecuting.
5.
Port of Seven Seas (1938) as Director
6.
Sinners in Paradise (1938) as Director
A seaplane departs for China. On board are a nurse escaping a loveless marriage to do work with refugees, a woman hoping to surprise her estranged son, a wealthy heiress trying to distance herself from labor troubles, an oily politician, a moll and a mobster fleeing the wrath of the gangs they've double-crossed, two rival munitions salesmen out to cash in on the misery of war, and a fresh-faced young steward. Caught in a course-altering storm, a crash-landing destroys the plane, kills the plane's officers, and tosses the surviving passengers into the sea. They are washed ashore on an isolated island inhabited solely by mysteriously reclusive Mr. Taylor and his servant, Ping. Until Taylor decides if, how and when he will allow them to take his boat back to China for help, this disparate band must work together, change their self-centered ways, and examine their motives for wanting to escape from the island and their pasts.
7.
The Great Garrick (1937) as Director
French actors set out to deflate the ego of legendary stage star David Garrick.
8.
The Road Back (1937) as Director
9.
Show Boat (1936) as Director
Riverboat entertainers find love, laughs and hardships as they sail along "Old Man River."
10.
Bride of Frankenstein (1935) as Director
To save his wife, Baron Frankenstein must build a mate for his monster.
11.
Remember Last Night? (1935) as Director
Long Island socialites set out to solve a murder committed during a wild house party they threw.
12.
One More River (1934) as Director
An abused wife flees her husband and finds love, but at a price.
13.
The Kiss Before the Mirror (1933) as Director
An attorney defending a friend whose wife cheated on him suspects his own wife of adultery.
14.
By Candlelight (1933) as Director
Josef (Paul Lukas) is the valet for Count von Rommer (Nils Asther) and well trained in the philandering ways of his master. Mistaken for the Count by a maid, Marie (Elissa Landi), whom he thinks is an aristocrat, Josef shows her a merry time in the Count's Monte Carlo villa. Meanwhile, the Count escapes a situation with Countess von Rischenheim (Dorothy Revier), when her husband Count von Rischenheim (Lawrence Grant) makes an unscheduled appearance, by posing as the butler.
15.
The Invisible Man (1933) as Director
A scientist's experiments with invisibility turn him into a madman.
16.
The Impatient Maiden (1932) as Director
17.
The Old Dark House (1932) as Director
A storm strands travelers in a house full of dangerous eccentrics.
18.
Frankenstein (1931) as Director
A crazed scientist creates a living being from body parts, not realizing it has a madman's brain.
19.
Waterloo Bridge (1931) as Director
An American soldier falls in love with a dance-hall girl in London, not realizing that she is a prostitute.
20.
Journey's End (1930) as Director
Colin Clive, Ian Maclaren, David Manners, Billy Bevan, Anthony Bushell. James Whale''s powerful anti-war drama is set in the trenches of the Western front during WWI and focuses on a troop commander (Colin Clive) who is forced to follow military orders which will mean certain death for his men. Based on the play by R.C. Sheriff
21.
Hell's Angels (1930) as Dialogue Director
Two buddies take on World War I flying aces and a seductive blonde.

Writer (feature film)

22.
You May Be Next! (1936) as Story

Production Companies (feature film)

23.
The Man in the Iron Mask (1939) as Company
The Three Musketeers rescue the king''''s unjustly imprisoned twin.
24.
Port of Seven Seas (1938) as Company
25.
Sinners in Paradise (1938) as Company
A seaplane departs for China. On board are a nurse escaping a loveless marriage to do work with refugees, a woman hoping to surprise her estranged son, a wealthy heiress trying to distance herself from labor troubles, an oily politician, a moll and a mobster fleeing the wrath of the gangs they've double-crossed, two rival munitions salesmen out to cash in on the misery of war, and a fresh-faced young steward. Caught in a course-altering storm, a crash-landing destroys the plane, kills the plane's officers, and tosses the surviving passengers into the sea. They are washed ashore on an isolated island inhabited solely by mysteriously reclusive Mr. Taylor and his servant, Ping. Until Taylor decides if, how and when he will allow them to take his boat back to China for help, this disparate band must work together, change their self-centered ways, and examine their motives for wanting to escape from the island and their pasts.
26.
Wives Under Suspicion (1938) as Company
A D.A.''''s personal life mirrors the love-triangle murder he''''s prosecuting.
27.
The Great Garrick (1937) as Company
French actors set out to deflate the ego of legendary stage star David Garrick.
28.
Show Boat (1936) as Company
Riverboat entertainers find love, laughs and hardships as they sail along "Old Man River."
29.
Remember Last Night? (1935) as Company
Long Island socialites set out to solve a murder committed during a wild house party they threw.
30.
Bride of Frankenstein (1935) as Company
To save his wife, Baron Frankenstein must build a mate for his monster.
31.
One More River (1934) as Company
An abused wife flees her husband and finds love, but at a price.

Misc. Crew (feature film)

32.
Shocker (1989)
After a mass murderer is electrocuted, his killing rampages continue on a more deadly scale.
33.
Shocker (1989)
After a mass murderer is electrocuted, his killing rampages continue on a more deadly scale.

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