Biography

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. William Castle  (April 24, 1914 – May 31, 1977) was an American film director, producer, screenwriter, and actor. Castle was known for directing films with many gimmicks which were ambitiously promoted, despite being reasonably low budget B-movies. Castle began directing films in the early 1940s, and later television, before moving on to the "gimmick films". Description above from the Wikipedia article William Castle, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. William Castle  (April 24, 1914 – May 31, 1977) was an American film director, producer, screenwriter, and actor. Castle was known for directing films with many gimmicks which were ambitiously promoted, despite being reasonably low budget B-movies. Castle began directing films in the early 1940s, and later television, before moving on to the "gimmick films". Description above from the Wikipedia article William Castle, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia

Personal Info

Known For Directing

Gender Male

Known Credits 75

Birthday 1914-04-24

Day of Death 1977-05-31

Place of Birth New York City, New York, USA

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Also Known As

  • William Schloss
  • Billy Castle
  • Bill Castle
  • William C. Castle

Directing TV ShowsMovies

1974 Shanks Director
1968 Project X Director
1967 The Spirit Is Willing Director
1967 The Busy Body Director
1966 Let's Kill Uncle Director
1965 I Saw What You Did Director
1964 The Night Walker Director
1964 Strait-Jacket Director
1963 The Old Dark House Director
1963 13 Frightened Girls Director
1962 Zotz! Director
1961 Mr. Sardonicus Director
1961 Homicidal Director
1960 13 Ghosts Director
1959 The Tingler Director
1959 House on Haunted Hill Director
1958 Macabre Director
1956 Uranium Boom Director
1956 The Houston Story Director
1956 Man Called X (1 episode)Director
1955 Duel on the Mississippi Director
1955 The Gun That Won the West Director
1955 Science Fiction Theatre (1 episode)Director
1955 New Orleans Uncensored Director
1955 The Americano Director
1954 Masterson of Kansas Director
1954 The Law vs. Billy the Kid Director
1954 Battle of Rogue River Director
1954 The Saracen Blade Director
1954 Drums of Tahiti Director
1954 Jesse James vs. the Daltons Director
1954 The Iron Glove Director
1954 Charge of the Lancers Director
1953 Slaves of Babylon Director
1953 Conquest of Cochise Director
1953 Serpent of the Nile Director
1953 Fort Ti Director
1951 Cave of Outlaws Director
1951 Hollywood Story Director
1951 The Fat Man Director
1950 It's a Small World Director
1949 Undertow Director
1949 Johnny Stool Pigeon Director
1948 The Gentleman from Nowhere Director
1948 Texas, Brooklyn & Heaven Director
1947 The Crime Doctor's Gamble Director
1946 Crime Doctor's Man Hunt Director
1946 The Return of Rusty Director
1946 Mysterious Intruder Director
1946 Just Before Dawn Director
1945 Voice of the Whistler Director
1945 The Crime Doctor's Warning Director
1944 The Mark of the Whistler Director
1944 When Strangers Marry Director
1944 She's a Soldier Too Director
1944 The Whistler Director
1943 Klondike Kate Director
1943 The Chance of a Lifetime Director
1943 Black Marketing Director

Production

1975 Bug Producer
1974 Shanks Executive Producer
1972 Ghost Story (24 episodes)Producer
1969 Riot Producer
1968 Rosemary's Baby Producer
1968 Project X Producer
1967 The Spirit Is Willing Producer
1967 The Busy Body Producer
1966 Let's Kill Uncle Producer
1965 I Saw What You Did Producer
1964 The Night Walker Producer
1964 Strait-Jacket Producer
1963 The Old Dark House Producer
1963 13 Frightened Girls Producer
1962 Zotz! Producer
1961 Mr. Sardonicus Producer
1961 Homicidal Producer
1960 13 Ghosts Producer
1959 The Tingler Producer
1959 House on Haunted Hill Producer
1958 Macabre Producer
1957 Meet McGraw (42 episodes)Producer
1947 The Lady from Shanghai Producer

Acting

2007 Spine Tingler! The William Castle Story as Himself
1975 The Day of the Locust as Director
1975 Shampoo as Sid Roth
1974 Shanks as Grocer
1974 The Sex Symbol as Jack P. Harper
1972 Ghost Story (1 episode)
1968 Rosemary's Baby as Man by Pay Phone (uncredited)
1964 How to Plan a Movie Murder as Himself
1962 Zotz! as Himself (prologue)
1961 Homicidal as Prologue Host
1960 13 Ghosts as Himself
1959 The Tingler as Prologue Himself - Host (uncredited)
1952 This Is Your Life (1 episode)
1951 Hollywood Story as Himself (uncredited)
1940 He Stayed for Breakfast as Policeman
1940 The Lady in Question as Angry Juror #1 (uncredited)

Writing

1975 Bug Writer
1950 It's a Small World Writer
1947 The Lady from Shanghai Writer
1945 Voice of the Whistler Writer
1945 Dillinger Writer
1942 North to the Klondike Story

Creator

1972 Ghost Story Creator

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