Born July 22, 1889 Director James Whale!
James Whale directed over 20 feature films from 1930 through 1941, most notably three iconic horror classics: Frankenstein (1931), The Invisible Man (1933) and The Bride of Frankenstein (1935). He also directed the 1932 Boris Karloff horror flick The Old Dark House (also starring Melvyn Douglas and Charles Laughton) and, believe it or not, the 1936 version of Show Boat starring Irene Dunne and Allan Jones, as well as 1939’s The Man in the Iron Mask starring Louis Hayward. Not too shabby for an 11-year span of work!
So, to pay tribute to James Whale, I am sharing some behind-the-scenes photos from his three iconic horror films…
And now here’s one more for good measure — from The Old Dark House:
–Annmarie Gatti for Classic Movie Hub