Famed director James Whale attempted to get back in the good graces of the Hollywood studios with GREEN HELL, but it turned out to be a pathetic disaster. Desperate to work again after receiving no offers since directing the financially successful THE MAN IN THE IRON MASK in 1939 (American
producers didn't like the homosexual Englishman and avoided using his valuable talents for fear of controversy), Whale grabbed a bad script penned by mediocre screenwriter Frances Marion. The project got off the ground because producer David Lewis, a friend of Whale and Marion, set things into
motion. Everyone knew the script was terrible, but Whale convinced them that he could s...