Directors DIRECTOR FILMOGRAPHY - The Films of JAMES WHALE

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  1. Jim_K

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    DIRECTOR FILMOGRAPHY - The Films of JAMES WHALE
    Bonus today, extra long weekend, yada, yada, yada. Rank ‘em, rate ‘em, review ‘em or whatever.
    JAMES WHALE
    Hello Out There (1949)
    They Dare Not Love (1941)
    Green Hell (1940)
    The Man in the Iron Mask (1939)
    Port of Seven Seas (1938)
    Wives Under Suspicion (1938)
    Sinners in Paradise (1938)
    The Great Garrick (1937)
    The Road Back (1937)
    Show Boat (1936)
    Remember Last Night? (1935)
    Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
    One More River (1934)
    By Candlelight (1933)
    The Invisible Man (1933)
    The Kiss Before the Mirror (1933)
    The Old Dark House (1932)
    Impatient Maiden (1932)
    Frankenstein (1931)
    Waterloo Bridge (1931)
    Journey's End (1930)
     
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    JAMES WHALE (1889 - 1957)

    Hello Out There (1949)
    They Dare Not Love (1941) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Green Hell (1940) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Man in the Iron Mask (1939) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Port of Seven Seas (1938)
    Wives Under Suspicion (1938) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Sinners in Paradise (1938) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Great Garrick (1937) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Road Back (1937) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Show Boat (1936) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Remember Last Night? (1935) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Bride of Frankenstein (1935) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    One More River (1934) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    By Candlelight (1933) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Invisible Man (1933) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Kiss Before the Mirror (1933) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Old Dark House (1932) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Impatient Maiden (1932)
    Frankenstein (1931) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Waterloo Bridge (1931) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Hell's Angels (1930) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Journey's End (1930) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    Hello Out There (1949)
    They Dare Not Love (1941)
    Green Hell (1940)
    The Man in the Iron Mask (1939)
    Port of Seven Seas (1938)
    Wives Under Suspicion (1938)
    Sinners in Paradise (1938)
    The Great Garrick (1937)
    The Road Back (1937)
    Show Boat (1936)
    Remember Last Night? (1935)
    Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
    One More River (1934)
    By Candlelight (1933)
    The Invisible Man (1933)
    The Kiss Before the Mirror (1933)
    The Old Dark House (1932)
    Impatient Maiden (1932)
    Frankenstein (1931)
    Waterloo Bridge (1931)
    Journey's End (1930)

    Bolded films I've seen.
    Whale reportedly directed much of Howard Hughes' Hell's Angels...
     
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    *1. The Bride of Frankenstein - A
    *2. Frankenstein - A
    *3. The Invisible Man - A-
    4. Showboat - B+
    5. The Old Dark House - B
    Own - 3
    I still need to see Whale's non-horror films like Journey's End and The Road Back.
     
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    JAMES WHALE
    Seen: 5
    Like: 2
    Own: 2
    Rank order:

    Frankenstein (1931)
    Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
    The Invisible Man (1933)
    Show Boat (1936)
    The Old Dark House (1932)
     
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    Hello Out There (1949)
    They Dare Not Love (1941)
    Green Hell (1940) [​IMG][​IMG]
    The Man in the Iron Mask (1939) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Port of Seven Seas (1938)
    Wives Under Suspicion (1938)
    Sinners in Paradise (1938)
    The Great Garrick (1937)
    The Road Back (1937)
    Show Boat (1936) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Remember Last Night? (1935)
    Bride of Frankenstein (1935) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] (Own the Blu)
    One More River (1934)
    By Candlelight (1933)
    The Invisible Man (1933) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] (Own the Blu)
    The Kiss Before the Mirror (1933)
    The Old Dark House (1932) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Impatient Maiden (1932)
    Frankenstein (1931) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] (Own the Blu)
    Waterloo Bridge (1931) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Journey's End (1930)
    Seen 8
    Own 3
     
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    [rant]It's alive!![/rant]
    Show Boat (1936) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Bride of Frankenstein (1935) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Invisible Man (1933) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Old Dark House (1932) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Frankenstein (1931) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Rankings
    1)Bride of Frankenstein
    2)Frankenstein
    3)The Invisible Man
    4)The Old Dark House
     
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    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] YOU DON'T LIKE THE INVISIBLE MAN, George??!!
     
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    It was an OK film to watch once, but in terms of ever wanting to see it again? No.
     
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    Bride of Frankenstein (1935) - A+
    The Invisible Man (1933) - A-
    The Old Dark House (1932) - A-
    Frankenstein (1931) - A
    I adore Whale's monster movies (Bride is my favorite movie ever), and really want to start tracking down the others.
     
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    I read that somewhere but wasn't sure if it had any merit.
     
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    Show Boat (1936) - [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]1/2
    Bride of Frankenstein (1935) - [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]1/2
    The Invisible Man (1933) - [​IMG][​IMG]
    The Old Dark House (1932) - [​IMG][​IMG]1/2
    Frankenstein (1931) [​IMG][​IMG]1/2
    Show Boat
    Bride of Frank
    Frank
    House
    Man
     
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    Out of 4 stars:
    Bride of Frankenstein [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Frankenstein [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Invisible Man [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Old Dark House: [​IMG] [​IMG]1/2
     
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    Whales did direct most (if not all) of the sound version of HELL'S ANGELS so I'm going to include it here. Like many others, I agree he created some of the greatest horror films ever but sadly I haven't been able to catch any of his other films.
    HELL'S ANGELS [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    FRANKENSTEIN [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    OLD DARK HOUSE [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    INVISIBLE MAN [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    BRIDE is the greatest horror film ever IMO, even though I consider FRANKENSTEIN more of a "horror film". To me, BRIDE mixes just about every genre and I'd call it more of a fantasy. However, BRIDE is also #3 on my all time list.
     
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    Like many of you here, it saddens me that, discounting HELL'S ANGELS (1930), I've watched practically none of Whale's non-horror output; the worst part is that, for various reasons, I had to abort my viewings of SHOWBOAT (1936) and THE MAN IN THE IRON MASK (1939) in the single, solitary time they aired on Italian TV eons ago[​IMG]!
    Still, I adore his 4 horror masterpieces, enough for Whale to earn a place into my "Inner Sanctum" of the 12 Greatest Film Directors[​IMG]. In order of merit:
    1.BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN (1935) ****
    2.THE OLD DARK HOUSE (1932) ****
    3.THE INVISIBLE MAN (1933) ****
    4.FRANKENSTEIN (1931) ****
    5.HELL'S ANGELS (1930) ****
    6.REMEMBER LAST NIGHT? (1935) ***1/2
    7.GREEN HELL (1940) ***
    8.WIVES UNDER SUSPICION (1938) **1/2
    9.SINNERS IN PARADISE (1938) **1/2
    I should also note that both THE OLD DARK HOUSE and BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN tie for the post of my all-time favorite film(s).
    Besides, although I already own the single disc edition of THE INVISIBLE MAN, I should be receiving "The Invisible Man Legacy Collection" (and the "Creature From The Black Lagoon" one, too) in the coming days. I'm still uncertain whether I should also spring for the Frankenstein and Dracula ones since I already own all the films in one way or another but, perhaps, I'll just acquire them and unload the earlier discs onto my pal at the DVD rental store...
     
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    Bride of Frankenstein (1935) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Invisible Man (1933) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Old Dark House (1932) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Frankenstein (1931) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    Hello Out There (1949)
    They Dare Not Love (1941)
    Green Hell (1940)
    The Man in the Iron Mask (1939) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Port of Seven Seas (1938)
    Wives Under Suspicion (1938) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Sinners in Paradise (1938) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    The Great Garrick (1937) [​IMG][​IMG]
    The Road Back (1937)
    Show Boat (1936) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Remember Last Night? (1935) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Bride of Frankenstein (1935) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    One More River (1934)
    By Candlelight (1933)
    The Invisible Man (1933) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    The Kiss Before the Mirror (1933) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    The Old Dark House (1932) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Impatient Maiden (1932)
    Frankenstein (1931) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Waterloo Bridge (1931) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Hell's Angels (1930) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Journey's End (1930)
     
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