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Whale, James 1889-1957

Works: 111 works in 516 publications in 7 languages and 12,041 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Horror films  Film adaptations  Monster films  Biographical films  Historical films  Fantasy films  Biography  Romance films  Musical films 
Roles: Director, Producer, Author, fmd, Actor, Contributor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Frankenstein by James Whale( Visual )

65 editions published between 1931 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tampering with life and death, Dr. Frankenstein pieces together salvaged body parts to create a human monster
Bride of Frankenstein by James Whale( Visual )

61 editions published between 1935 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 1,319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Baron Frankenstein is blackmailed by Dr. Praetorious into reviving his monster and building a mate for it
The invisible man : the legacy collection by James Whale( Visual )

50 editions published between 1933 and 2017 in English and Spanish and held by 1,185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jack Griffin (Rains) is an English scientist who has been experimenting with a drug called monocaine which, he finds, has made his entire body invisible. He goes to the small village of Ipping, wrapped in bandages and wearing dark glasses, and takes a room at the local inn to continue his research in secret. This subsequently arouses the curiosity of the nosy locals. As Griffin continues his experiments, he begins to suffer from drug-induced megalomania, which eventually becomes full-blown madness. He begins to terrorize the countryside--first playing pranks, and then turning to murder"--Http://
Frankenstein by James Whale( Visual )

13 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and held by 976 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frankenstein is the greatest horror film of all time. Dr. Frankenstein dares to tamper with life and death by creating a human monster in his laboratory; but his dreams of perfection are thwarted when the monster becomes an uncontrollable beast
Frankenstein : the legacy collection( Visual )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 940 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frankenstein: Dr. Frankenstein creates a true monster from dead human parts, but it gets out of control and into trouble. Bride of Frankenstein: Dr. Frankenstein agrees to help create a new creature, a woman, to be the companion of the monster. Son of Frankenstein: Wolf Frankenstein, the doctor's son, returns with his wife to claim his inheritance. Ghost of Frankenstein: Ygor resurrects Frankenstein's monster and brings him to the original doctor's son, Ludwig, for help. House of Frankenstein: Dracula, the Wolf Man and the Frankenstein monster exact revenge upon their many enemies
Forbidden Hollywood collection( Visual )

7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the early 1930's, before Hollywood began enforcing a self-imposed Production Code, many films allowed for extraordinary frankness including nudity, adultery and prostitution. In this restored and remastered three-movie collection, three daring young actresses are featured in racy, riveting star vehicles
The old dark house by James Whale( Visual )

24 editions published between 1932 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of travelers on a mountain road in Wales, overtaken by a thunderstorm and torrential rains, seek shelter in a mysterious old mansion. It is full of eerie characters and uncanny happenings
Journey's end, a play in three acts by R. C Sherriff( Book )

3 editions published in 1929 in English and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sherriff's play about life in the trenches in the First World War. This powerful play endures in the tradition of great drama because until wars are at an end, the human race will continue to question what our reaction should be to the cycle of killing and being killed in the name of foreign policy. Sherriff's play creates real characters, some of whom deal better than others with the stresses of warfare in the trenches, the close proximity of the enemy and the pointlessness and inevitability of dying."--Publisher
Show boat by Jerome Kern( Visual )

9 editions published between 1963 and 2014 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the story of the growth and maturity of Magnolia, a showboat star, who falls for Gaylord Ravenal, a riverboat gambler
Edna Ferber's Show Boat by Jerome Kern( Visual )

9 editions published between 1936 and 2014 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the story of the growth and maturity of Magnolia, a stage star who falls for the dashing riverboat gambler, Gaylord Ravenal
Frankenstein : complete legacy collection by Universal( Visual )

6 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A scientist creates a man with body parts of corpses with monstrous results; inspired by his devious mentor, Dr. Frankenstein creates a bride for his monster; Dr. Frankenstein's son revives the monster only to discover that it is being controlled by a devious assistant; when Ygor brings the monster to Dr. Ludwig Frankenstein, the doctor tries to replace the monster's brain with a normal one; an evil scientist escapes from prison and encounters Dracula and other monsters; Dracula and the Wolf Man seek cures for their afflictions; two freight handlers encounter Dracula and other monsters
The man in the iron mask( Visual )

12 editions published between 1939 and 2014 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The twin heirs to France's throne were separated at birth. The first-born Louis is raised as a prince, but Philippe is brought up ignorant of his true identity. When Philippe is arrested with his companions, d'Artagnan and the three Musketeers, he meets his brother, now the king, face-to-face. The tyrannical Louis decides Philippe could be useful to him as a look-alike, but complications arise when Philippe meets the king's beautiful fiance. Based on the novel by Alexandre Dumas
Frankenstein : original trailer, 1931( Visual )

1 edition published in 1931 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the original trailer for the re-release of the 1931 film Frankenstein
The invisible man : complete legacy collection( Visual )

10 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A scientist who makes himself invisible finds he can't reverse the process, and is driven into madness and murder; after a man is falsely imprisoned he takes a drug that will make him invisible and also drive him mad; an attractive model volunteers for an experiment with an invisibility machine; the grandson of the invisible man uses a secret formula to spy on Germany in World War II; a scientist helps a fugitive from the law become invisible; two private eyes help an invisible man clear his name after he is accused of committing a crime
Frankenstein by Richard J Anobile( Book )

6 editions published between 1974 and 2015 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eager science student Victor Frankenstein uses body parts of the dead to bring a creature to life. Although initially excited that his experiment is a success, Frankenstein becomes horrified at the grotesque being that stands before him and flees. Angered by the rejection, The Monster retaliates by taking the lives of those dearest to Frankenstein. The decision to play God torments both Frankenstein and The Monster he created until the end of their days
Dracula : Frankenstein, the bride of Frankenstein, and Creature from the Black Lagoon( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bride of Frankenstein: Dr. Frankenstein (goaded by an even madder scientist) builds his monster a mate
Forbidden Hollywood collection( Visual )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woman uses powerful men to get what she wants in life; a soldier falls in love with a woman during World War I; an amoral woman sleeps her way to the top floor of an office
Universal classic monsters collection by Bela Lugosi( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Wolf Man: Upon the death of his brother, Talbot returns from America to his ancestral home in Wales. He visits a gypsy camp with Jenny, a village girl, he is attacked by Bela, a gypsy who has turned into a werewolf. Talbot kills the werewolf but is bitten during the fight. Bela's mother tells him that this will cause him to become a werewolf at each full moon. Talbot confesses his plight to his unbelieving father, Sir John, who then joins the villagers in a hunt for the wolf. Talbot, transformed by the full moon, heads for the forest and a fateful meeting with both Sir John
Universal classic monsters : the essential collection( Visual )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wolf man: A man who returns to the family estate to take over its affairs risks becoming a victim of the centuries-old curse of the werewolf
The mummy ; The wolf man ; The invisible man ; Phantom of the opera( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Phantom of the opera: A pathetic orchestra violinist worships an aspiring opera singer from afar and has been secretly financing her music lessons. Believing his beloved concerto is stolen he kills the man he holds responsible, but his mistress throws a pan full of acid in his face. After the man leaves the opera house a series of accidents occur and it is threatened that they will continue until the aspiring singer is given leading roles
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Bride of Frankenstein
Bride of FrankensteinThe invisible man : the legacy collectionFrankensteinJames WhaleFather of FrankensteinJames Whale, a biography, or, The would-be gentleman
Alternative Names
James Whale angielski reżyser i aktor

James Whale britischer Regisseur

James Whale Brits filmregisseur

James Whale réalisateur britannique

James Whale regista britannico

Wales, Henry 1889-1957

Whale, James

Whale, James 1889-1957

Whale, James 1893-1957

Whale, James d. 1957

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