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Henry Hathaway

Henry Hathaway



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Also Known As: Died: February 11, 1985
Born: March 13, 1898 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Sacramento, California, USA Profession: Director ...


Director (feature film)

Hangup (1973) as Director
Raid on Rommel (1971) as Director
Captain Foster plans on raiding German-occupied Tobruk with hand- picked commandos, but a mixup leaves him with a medical unit led by a Quaker conscientious objector. Despite all odds they succeed with their mission. On the way they pick up and drug the mistress of an Italian general, blow up the entire fuel supply for the Afrika Korps, and swap philatelic gossip with Field Marshal Erwin Rommel.
Airport (1970) as Dir addl seq (see note)
A mad bomber plots to blow up a jet on a snowy night.
True Grit (1969) as Director
A young girl recruits an aging U.S. marshal to help avenge her father''''s death.
5 Card Stud (1968) as Director
A mysterious killer stalks the players from a card game that ended in violence.
The Last Safari (1967) as Director
A hunter stalks a killer elephant.
Nevada Smith (1966) as Director
A part-Indian cowboy avenges his parents' murder.
The Sons of Katie Elder (1965) as Director
A ranch-owner's four sons vow to avenge their father's death.
Of Human Bondage (1964) as Dir addl scenes (see note)
A medical student risks his future when he falls for a low-class waitress.
Circus World (1964) as Director
Circus owner Matt Masters is beset by disasters as he attempts a European tour of his circus. At the same time, he is caught in an emotional bind between his adopted daughter and her mother.
How the West Was Won (1963) as Dir--"the rivers," "the plains," "the outlaws"
Three generations of pioneers take part in the forging of the American West.
Seven Thieves (1960) as Director
A professor and thief decide to join together and pull off a heist.
North to Alaska (1960) as Director
Two prospectors cope with woman problems and a con man.
Woman Obsessed (1959) as Director
After her husband dies in a fire, a woman is left to tend for her young son and the family farm on her own. Soon, she takes in a drifting handyman, they fall in love, and a resentment begins to build between the son and his new "step-father" who treats the boy harshly on purpose to prepare him for
From Hell to Texas (1958) as Director
A kindly cowboy suddenly finds himself the object of a massive manhunt after he accidently kills the son of a powerful rancher.
Legend of the Lost (1957) as Director
Three adventurers search for a treasure in a forbidden desert temple.
23 Paces to Baker Street (1956) as Director
A blind playwright living in London overhears part of a conversation that propels him into a desperate race to find a kidnapped child.
The Bottom of the Bottle (1956) as Director
Patrick Martin (Joseph Cotten), known as P.M., is a wealthy attorney and rancher big-man-in-town in the border town of Nogales, Arizona. He returns home to find his brother Donald (Van Johnson)hiding in his garage. A former drunkard, Donald had been sent to the penitentiary five years previously for killing a man in a barroom brawl. It was in self-defense but P.M. hadn't defended his brother and he was convicted. Donald has escaped and wants his brother to help him across the Santa Cruz River into the Mexico-side Nogales, where his wife (Shirley Patterson as Shawn Smith)and children (Kim Charney and Sandy Deschler) are in dire straits. The straits get even dier when P.M. tells him the river is flooded and it will be days before anyone can cross. And P.M. is all a'twitter because his wife Nora (Ruth Roman), whom he married after Donald had gone to prison, doesn't know about his jail-bird brother. He introduces Donald to Nora and the rest of his Cadillac Cowboy and ranch society friends as an old friend, and is kept busy trying to make sure old Donald doesn't find anything harder that ginger ale to drink. Donald gets a telephone call telling him that his family has gone from dire straits to destitution and when P.M. won't get some money to them through his contacts in the Mexico side of Nogales, Donald knocks him down and grabs a couple of bottles of whiskey and dashes out of the house into the rain.
The Racers (1955) as Director
A man alienates everyone around him on his goal to become a world-famous race car driver.
Prince Valiant (1954) as Director
A young Viking prince strives to become a knight in King Arthur''''s Court and restore his exiled father to his rightful throne.
Garden of Evil (1954) as Director
A trio of soldiers of fortune on their way to the California gold rush are tempted with rewards by a woman who needs help in rescuing her husband from a goldmine cave-in in Mexico. They agree, but then find themselves the target of angry Indians who wish to protect the sacred hill on which the mine is located.
White Witch Doctor (1953) as Director
Ellen Burton arrives in Africa to join Dr. Mary as her nurse, bringing modern medicine to the native peoples. Lonni Douglas, an animal wrangler and fortune hunter, agrees to take her upriver, despite his misgivings about her suitability for Africa. They battle escaped gorillas, hostile natives, infected lion wounds, and hostile witch doctors to reach their destination and on the way, they fall in love. Will their contrasting interests doom their romance?
Niagara (1953) as Director
Honeymooners get mixed up with an obsessive husband and his cheating wife.
Diplomatic Courier (1952) as Director
Department of State courier Mike Kelly ends up in postwar hotbed Trieste after failing to collect a package from a colleague. The Military Police are happy for him to get more involved, but things get a bit tough. After all, he is just a postman.
O. Henry's Full House (1952) as Dir of "The Clarion Call" [and prologue and narration seq]
Five stories reveal O. Henry''s gift for the surprise ending.
The Desert Fox (1951) as Director
Following his work with the Afrika Korps, Field Marshall Rommell joins in a plot to assassinate Hitler.
You're in the Navy Now (1951) as Director
An experimental steam-powered vessel sets off on its maiden voyage with an inexperienced Naval officer at the helm.
Rawhide (1951) as Director
Two individuals on a stage coach find themselves at the mercy of four outlaws.
Fourteen Hours (1951) as Director
A policeman tries to talk a desperate young man off the ledge of a New York skyscraper.
The Black Rose (1950) as Director
In the time of the crusades, a Saxon youth is forced to run away from England. He goes with his loyal retainer who brings along a British long bow. The two go all the way to China where they become involved in intrigues in the court of Kubla Kahn.
Down to the Sea in Ships (1949) as Director
A re-make of the 1922 silent film that details the lives of the people in a small Quaker community and the adventures of a whaling ship.
Call Northside 777 (1948) as Director
A Chicago reporter re-opens a ten year old murder case.
Kiss of Death (1947) as Director
An ex-con trying to go straight must face a crazed criminal out for revenge.
13 Rue Madeleine (1947) as Director
Tragedy occurs when a spy chief finds out one of his agents-in-training is actually a Nazi double agent.
The Dark Corner (1946) as Director
A secretary helps her private eye boss when he''''s framed for murder.
The House on 92nd Street (1945) as Director
An FBI agent infiltrates a Nazi spy ring.
Nob Hill (1945) as Director
The owner of a San Francisco saloon yearns to rank among the upper crust of Nob Hill. When he begins romancing a wealthy socialite it looks like he may have his entree into high society. The pretty star of his saloon's show, however, wants to make sure he stays on the Barbary Coast.
Home in Indiana (1944) as Director
A troubled teen gets a new future when he moves to the country to raise a racehorse.
Wing and a Prayer (1944) as Director
An aircraft carrier is sent on a decoy mission around the Pacific, with orders to avoid combat, thus lulling Japanese alertness before the battle of Midway. All the men have their individual worries and concerns, but become increasingly frustrated at their avoidance of combat, for reasons unknown to them. But in the end, all get their chance to fight.
China Girl (1943) as Director
While traveling in Burma, an adventurous cameraman falls for a beautiful Chinese girl and they embark on a journey dodging spies.
Ten Gentlemen from West Point (1942) as Director
Among those who are fighting to have Congress re-establish the military academy at West Point in the beginning of the nineteenth century is a young Washington socialite, Carolyn Bainbridge (Maureen O'Hara). Congress resolves to revive the Academy on a one-year trial basis. Major Sam Carter (Laird Cregar), a martinet who doesn't believe a college can produce real fighting men, is made the Commandant, and determines to make soldiers - or failures - out of the small band of cadets, by enforcing stringent disciplinary action. Among the cadets are Howard Shelton (John Sutton), Carolyn's fiancee, and Dawson (George Montgomery), a Kentucky frontiersman. There is bad blood between the two from the start, and matters are worsened when Dawson falls in love with Carolyn. Many of the cadets resign, under the discouraging conditions and grueling punishment that is part of Carter's plan to make the school hard and the exercises difficult, and the number of cadets left is down to ten. Word arrives that the Indian chief Tecumseh (Noble Johnson) has gone on the warpath, and Carter is ordered to take part in quelling the rebellion, and to include the cadets along with the regular Bombadiers. Shelton, on patrol, is shot at by an Indian, and hot-headedly leaves his post in pursuit. Dawson leaves to bring him back followed by Major Carter who is captured by the Indians. Using tactics learned at West Point, the small band of cadets attack and demoralize the much larger Indian force, and succeed in rescuing Carter, and Dawson is wounded. Carter is grateful for the actions taken by the band, but says that Shelton and Dawson cannot remain as cadets since they had violated the rules by leaving their posts, and would be a bad precedent for future cadets. Carolyn has come to the Point to marry the unsuspecting Dawson, who thought she loved Shelton.
The Shepherd of the Hills (1941) as Director
A young man seeks to murder his father that abandoned his mother, yet fate plays a hand when a stranger appears.
Sundown (1941) as Director
An exotic woman helps the Allies fight the Germans in North Africa.
Brigham Young--Frontiersman (1940) as Director
Two young Mormons struggle to survive their people''''s journey to a new home in the West.
Johnny Apollo (1940) as Director
A Wall Street broker is jailed for embezzling. His college graduate son then turns to crime to raise money for his father's release.
The Real Glory (1939) as Director
A U.S. military doctor stationed in the Philippines helps the natives fight off invaders.
Spawn of the North (1938) as Director
Two Alaskan salmon fishermen, Tyler Dawson (skipper of the "Who Cares") and Jim Kimmerlee of the "Old Reliable," are lifelong pals. Their romantic rivalry over young Dian ends amicably. But a more serious rift, with violent consequences, arises when Tyler befriends Russian fish pirates while Jim finds himself aligned with local vigilantes. Notable glacier scenery.
Souls at Sea (1937) as Director
An abolitionist signs on with a slaving ship to sabotage their efforts.
I Loved a Soldier (1936) as Director
Go West Young Man (1936) as Director
Movie star Mavis Arden, as amorous in private as she is pure in public, gets involved with a politician despite her watchdog publicist Morgan. Planning to meet her beau again at the next stop on her personal appearance tour, Mavis is stranded at a remote rural boarding house, with a pretentious landlady, sensible old maid, rabid film fan waitress...and strapping young mechanic Bud Norton, whom to Mavis is just the plaything of an idle hour...
The Lives of a Bengal Lancer (1935) as Director
Three British soldiers in India fight invaders when not fighting each other.
Peter Ibbetson (1935) as Director
Architect Peter Ibbetson is hired by the Duke of Towers to design a building for him. Ibbetson discovers that the Duchess of Towers, Mary, is his now-grown childhood sweetheart. Their love revives, but Peter is sentenced to life in prison for an accidental killing. Mary comes to him in dreams and they are able to live out their romance in a dream world.
Come On Marines! (1934) as Director
The Witching Hour (1934) as Director
The Last Round-Up (1934) as Director
Now and Forever (1934) as Director
A young swindler tries to mend his ways when he''s reunited with his daughter.
Man of the Forest (1933) as Director
Beasley, who is after Gayner's land, plans to kidnap his daughter. But Dale overhears their plan and kidnaps her himself. When Gayner arrives to retrieve his daughter, Beasley kills him and makes the Sheriff arrest Dale for the murder.
Under the Tonto Rim (1933) as Director
To the Last Man (1933) as Director
In Kentucky just after the Civil War, the Hayden-Colby feud leads to Jed Colby being sent to prison for 15 years for murder. The Haydens head for Nevada and when Colby gets out of prison he heads there also seeking revenge. The head of the Hayden family tries to avoid more killing but the inevitable showdown has to occur, complicated by Lynn Hayden and Ellen Colby's plans to marry.
Sunset Pass (1933) as Director
Thundering Herd (1933) as Director
Both Sprague and Jett and their crews are hunting buffalo. Doan is with Sprague and is looking for the Jett outfit where his girlfriend Milly is being held against her will. In addition to the thieving Jett who is stealing Sprague's furs, the Indians are gathering to attack all the white buffalo hunters.
Heritage of the Desert (1932) as Director
Nabb controls the pass and lets all the ranchers through except Holderness and his stolen cattle. When Nabb refuses to sell, Holderness works an his son Snap who has run up gambling debts. There is more trouble when Snap becomes jealous of Judy's attraction to the surveyor Jack. When Holderness has Snap killed, everyone heads to town for the showdown.
Wild Horse Mesa (1932) as Director
Hula (1927) as Assistant Director
Bachelor Brides (1926) as Assistant Director

Cast (feature film)

75 Years of Cinema Museum (1972) as Himself
The work of revered film preservationist Henri Langois, who is largely responsible for saving France's film heritage, is chronicled in this documentary. Langois and Georges Franju formed the Cinémathèque Française in 1936, and because of his work, French cinema survived World War II. When the Minist

Producer (feature film)

The Last Safari (1967) as Producer
A hunter stalks a killer elephant.
Nevada Smith (1966) as Producer
A part-Indian cowboy avenges his parents' murder.
North to Alaska (1960) as Producer
Two prospectors cope with woman problems and a con man.
Legend of the Lost (1957) as Producer
Three adventurers search for a treasure in a forbidden desert temple.

Misc. Crew (feature film)


Director (short)

Lest We Forget (1937)
This short film honors the late Will Rogers, with clips from his films and stars paying tribute.

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