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Henry Hathaway DIRECTOR


Henry Hathaway was born on March 13, 1898 in Sacramento, California to a stage actress and manager. Growing up, he acted in Allan Dwan western films, but was forced to stop because of the outbreak of World War I. After he was discharged, he tried to start a career in finance, but then moved back to Hollywood to be an assistant under directors like Frank Lloyd, Paul Bern, Josef von Sternberg, and Victor Fleming. He helped direct future celebrities such as Clara Bow, Walter Huston, Noah Beery, Fay Wray, and Gary Cooper.

In 1932, Hathaway made his directorial debut with the western romanceHeritage of the Desert”. This film also gave Randolph Scott his first starring role, which led him to becoming a famous cowboy star. Hathaway was also a fan of this genre, and went on to create a large number of other western flicks. He directed “Lives of a Bengal Lancer” in 1935, which was nominated for numerous Academy Awards, including Best Director. Soon after, he came out with Paramount’s first Technicolor picture, “The Trail of the Lonesome Pine” (1936). The director quickly became a pioneer of location shooting and was deemed a technically gifted, consistent entertainer.

During the 1940's, Hathaway moved to 20th Century Fox, where he stayed almost exclusively for the next twenty years. It was around this time that he also began creating films that followed the semi-documentary style. The first of these was “The House on 92nd Street” (1945). Another one of them was “Call Northside 777” (1948) starring James Stewart, in which he also demonstrated one of the initial Fax machine on screen appearances. He later directed film noirs like “Kiss of Death” (1947) and “Niagara” (1953), which in addition boasted the up and coming Marilyn Monroe. In the 1960's, Hathaway returned to his initial film genre: westerns. He directed many notable movies, often times with John Wayne. The director produced the Steve McQueen picture “Nevada Smith” (1966), as well as the Oscar winning classic “True Grit” (1969).

In 1974, Hathaway created his sixty-fifth and final film, “Hangup”. On February 11, 1985, the director died in Hollywood from a heart attack. While his work has received little attention from critics, he earned a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his contributions to the motion picture industry.

1974       Hangup

1971       Shoot Out

1971       Raid on Rommel

1970       Airport

1969       True Grit

1969       Mark of the Gun

1968       5 Card Stud

1967       The Last Safari

1966       Nevada Smith

1965       The Sons of Katie Elder

1964       Of Human Bondage

1964       Circus World

1962       How the West Was Won

1960       North to Alaska

1960       Seven Thieves

1959       Woman Obsessed

1958       From Hell to Texas

1957       Legend of the Lost

1956       23 Paces to Baker Street

1956       The Bottom of the Bottle

1955       The Racers

1954       Garden of Evil

1954       Prince Valiant

1953       White Witch Doctor

1953       Niagara

1952       Full House

1952       Diplomatic Courier

1951       The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel

1951       Rawhide

1951       Fourteen Hours

1951       You're in the Navy Now

1950       The Black Rose

1949       Down to the Sea in Ships

1948       Call Northside 777

1947       Kiss of Death

1947       13 Rue Madeleine

1946       The Dark Corner

1945       The House on 92nd Street

1945       Nob Hill

1944       Wing and a Prayer

1944       Home in Indiana

1943       A Lady Takes a Chance

1942       China Girl

1942       Ten Gentlemen from West Point

1941       Sundown

1941       The Shepherd of the Hills

1940       Brigham Young

1940       Johnny Apollo

1939       The Real Glory

1938       Spawn of the North

1937       Souls at Sea

1937       Lest We Forget

1936       Go West Young Man

1936       The Trail of the Lonesome Pine

1936       I Loved a Soldier

1935       Peter Ibbetson

1935       The Lives of a Bengal Lancer

1934       Now and Forever

1934       The Last Round-Up

1934       The Witching Hour

1934       Come on Marines

1933       To the Last Man

1933       Man of the Forest

1933       Sunset Pass

1933       Under the Tonto Rim

1933       The Thundering Herd

1932       Wild Horse Mesa

1932       Heritage of the Desert

Matinee Classics - 5 Card Stud starring Dean Martin, Robert Mitchum, Inger Stevens, Roddy McDowall, Katherine Justice, Yaphet Koto, Denver Pyle, Whit Bissell, Ted de Corsia and John Anderson
Matinee Classics - 13 Rue Madeleine
Matinee Classics - 14 Hours starring Paul Douglas, Richard Basehart, Barbara Bel Geddes and Debra Paget
Matinee Classics - North to Alaska starring John Wayne, Stewart Granger, Fabian, Ernie Kovacs, Capucine, Mickey Shaughnessy, Karl Swenson, Joe Sawyer and Stanley Adams
Matinee Classics - Shepherd of the Hills starring John Wayne, Betty Field, Harry Carey, Beulah Bondi, James Barton, Samuel S.  Hinds, Marjorie Main, Ward Bond, Marc Lawrence, John Qualen, and John Forrest 'Fuzzy' Knight
Matinee Classics - Legend of the Lost starring John Wayne, Sophia Loren, Rosanno Brazzi and Kurt Kasznar
Matinee Classics - True Grit starring John Wayne, Glen Campbell, Kim Darby, Jeremy Slate, Robert Duvall, Dennis Hopper, Strother Martin, Jeff Corey, Donald Woods, James Westerfield and Wilford Brimley
Matinee Classics - Niagara starring Marilyn Monroe, Joseph Cotten, Jean Peters, Max Showalter, Denis O'Dea, Richard Allan, Don Wilson, Lurene Tuttle, Russell Collins and Will Wright
Matinee Classics - Call Northside 777 starring James Stewart, Richard Conte, Lee J. Cobb, Helen Walker, Betty Garde, Kasia Orzazewski, Joanne De Bergh, Howard Smith, Moroni Olsen, J.M. Kerrigan, John McIntire, Paul Harvey, George Tyne, Michael Chapin, Leonarde Keeler, E.G. Marshall, Walter Greaza, Thelma Ritter and Lionel Stander
Matinee Classics - Niagara starring Marilyn Monroe, Joseph Cotten, Jean Peters, Max Showalter, Denis O'Dea, Richard Allan, Don Wilson, Lurene Tuttle, Russell Collins and Will Wright

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