James Whale
Date of Birth
Jul 22, 1893
Birth Place:
Dudley, Worcestershire, England

Biography

British-born director James Whale started his professional life as a newspaper cartoonist before turning to acting during his time as a prisoner in World War I. From acting, he turned to set design and then to directing, and went to Hollywood in 1930 for the screen version of his stage hit Journey's End. He served as an uncredited dialogue director on the World War I aerial drama Hell's Angels,...