Henry King


Biography

With a successful directing career, Henry King boasts the ability to create compelling screen images. King directed a variety of independent films in his early directing career, including such titles as "Southern Pride" (1917), "Hobbs in a Hurry" (1918) and "Tol'able David" (1921) with Richard Barthelmess. He also appeared in "The White Sister" (1923) with Lillian Gish, the drama "Ro...

Biography

With a successful directing career, Henry King boasts the ability to create compelling screen images. King directed a variety of independent films in his early directing career, including such titles as "Southern Pride" (1917), "Hobbs in a Hurry" (1918) and "Tol'able David" (1921) with Richard Barthelmess. He also appeared in "The White Sister" (1923) with Lillian Gish, the drama "Romola" (1924) with Lillian Gish and the Ronald Colman action flick "The Winning of Barbara Worth" (1926). He continued to work in film in the thirties, directing motion pictures like the Jean Hersholt drama "The Country Doctor" (1936), the Simone Simon dramatic adaptation "Seventh Heaven" (1937) and the drama "In Old Chicago" (1938) with Tyrone Power. He also appeared in the musical "Alexander's Ragtime Band" (1938) with Tyrone Power. In the latter half of his career, King directed the Dana Andrews drama "Deep Waters" (1948), "Twelve O'Clock High" (1949) and the Tyrone Power adventure "Prince of Foxes" (1949). He also appeared in the western "The Gunfighter" (1950) with Gregory Peck and "David and Bathsheba" (1951). King last directed the dramatic adaptation "Tender Is the Night" (1962) with Jennifer Jones. King was nominated for a Directing Academy Award for "The Song of Bernadette" in 1943 as well as for a Directing Academy Award for "Wilson" in 1944. King won a Best Director - Motion Picture Golden Globe Award for "The Song of Bernadette" in 1943 as well as a Promoting International Understanding Golden Globe Award for "Love Is a Many Splendored Thing" in 1955. King passed away in June 1982 at the age of 96.

Filmography

 

Director (Feature Film)

Tender Is the Night (1962)
Director
This Earth Is Mine (1959)
Director
Beloved Infidel (1959)
Director
The Bravados (1958)
Director
The Sun Also Rises (1957)
Director
Carousel (1956)
Director
Untamed (1955)
Director
Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing (1955)
Director
King of the Khyber Rifles (1954)
Director
O. Henry's Full House (1952)
Director of "The Gift of the Magi"
The Snows of Kilimanjaro (1952)
Director
Wait Till the Sun Shines, Nellie (1952)
Director
David and Bathsheba (1951)
Director
I'd Climb the Highest Mountain (1951)
Director
The Gunfighter (1950)
Director
Twelve O'Clock High (1949)
Director
Prince of Foxes (1949)
Director
Deep Waters (1948)
Director
Captain from Castile (1948)
Director
Margie (1946)
Director
The Song of Bernadette (1945)
Director
Wilson (1945)
Director
A Bell for Adano (1945)
Director
Remember the Day (1942)
Director
The Black Swan (1942)
Director
A Yank in the R.A.F. (1941)
Director
Maryland (1940)
Director
Chad Hanna (1940)
Director
Little Old New York (1940)
Director
Stanley and Livingstone (1939)
Director
Jesse James (1939)
Director
In Old Chicago (1938)
Director
Alexander's Ragtime Band (1938)
Director
Seventh Heaven (1937)
Director
Ramona (1936)
Director
Lloyd's of London (1936)
Director
The Country Doctor (1936)
Director
Way Down East (1935)
Director
One More Spring (1935)
Director
Marie Galante (1934)
Director
Carolina (1934)
Director
State Fair (1933)
Director
I Loved You Wednesday (1933)
Director
The Woman in Room 13 (1932)
Director
Over the Hill (1931)
Director
Merely Mary Ann (1931)
Director
The Eyes of the World (1930)
Director
Hell Harbor (1930)
Director
Lightnin' (1930)
Director
She Goes to War (1929)
Director
The Woman Disputed (1928)
Director
The Magic Flame (1927)
Director
The Winning of Barbara Worth (1926)
Director
Partners Again (1926)
Director
Sackcloth and Scarlet (1925)
Director
Any Woman (1925)
Director
Stella Dallas (1925)
Director
Romola (1925)
Director
The White Sister (1923)
Director
Fury (1923)
Director
The Bond Boy (1922)
Director
The Seventh Day (1922)
Director
Sonny (1922)
Director
Salvage (1921)
Director
When We Were Twenty-one (1921)
Director
Tol'able David (1921)
Director
The Sting of the Lash (1921)
Director
The Mistress of Shenstone (1921)
Director
The White Dove (1920)
Director
One Hour Before Dawn (1920)
Director
Help Wanted -Xxx Male (1920)
Director
Dice of Destiny (1920)
Director
Uncharted Channels (1920)
Director
Haunting Shadows (1920)
Director
Help Wanted - Male (1920)
Director
Some Liar (1919)
Director
A Sporting Chance (1919)
Director
A Fugitive from Matrimony (1919)
Director
23 1/2 Hours' Leave (1919)
Director
Where the West Begins (1919)
Director
This Hero Stuff (1919)
Director
When a Man Rides Alone (1919)
Director
Brass Buttons (1919)
Director
Six Feet Four (1919)
Director
Hearts or Diamonds? (1918)
Director
Hobbs in a Hurry (1918)
Director
Powers That Prey (1918)
Director
All the World to Nothing (1918)
Director
The Locked Heart (1918)
Director
Beauty and the Rogue (1918)
Director
Up Romance Road (1918)
Director
Social Briars (1918)
Director
Souls in Pawn (1917)
Director
Told at Twilight (1917)
Director
The Bride's Silence (1917)
Director
A Game of Wits (1917)
Director
Southern Pride (1917)
Director
Sunshine and Gold (1917)
Director
The Mate of the Sally Ann (1917)
Director
The Climber (1917)
Director
Twin Kiddies (1917)
Director
Vengeance of the Dead (1917)
Director
The Mainspring (1917)
Director
Little Mary Sunshine (1916)
Director
Pay Dirt (1916)
Director
Joy and the Dragon (1916)
Director
Shadows and Sunshine (1916)
Director
The Oath of Hate (1916)
Director
The Sand Lark (1916)
Director
Faith's Reward (1916)
Director

Cast (Feature Film)

The Big Show (1957)
Out of This World (1945)
Himself
Sweethearts of the U.S.A. (1944)
Spotlight Scandals (1943)
Journey for Margaret (1942)
Service man
Random Harvest (1942)
Workman
The Yanks Are Coming (1942)
Gil Whitney
Mrs. Miniver (1942)
Man in tavern
The Sunset Murder Case (1941)
Master of ceremonies and His Orchestra
Help Wanted -Xxx Male (1920)
"Tubbs"
Help Wanted - Male (1920)
The Locked Heart (1918)
Harry Mason
Sunshine and Gold (1917)
The Chauffeur
Twin Kiddies (1917)
Jasper Hunt
The Climber (1917)
William Beerdheim Van Broon
Vengeance of the Dead (1917)
David Royston, U.S. Secret Service
The Mainspring (1917)
Ned Gillett
Told at Twilight (1917)
The Father
The Devil's Bait (1917)
Eric Reese
Joy and the Dragon (1916)
Hal Lewis
Little Mary Sunshine (1916)
Bob Daley
The Power of Evil (1916)
Stuart Merwin
Pay Dirt (1916)
The Easterner
Faith's Reward (1916)
The Sand Lark (1916)
The Oath of Hate (1916)
Should a Wife Forgive? (1915)
Jack Holmes
Who Pays? (1915)
The Fruit of Folly (1915)
Today and Tomorrow (1915)
When Justice Sleeps (1915)
The Pursuit of Pleasure (1915)
For the Commonwealth (1915)
Unto Herself Alone (1915)
Toil and Tyranny (1915)
The Pomp of Earth (1915)
Houses of Glass (1915)
The Split Nugget (1913)
A False Friend (1913)

Writer (Feature Film)

Marie Galante (1934)
Contr on Special seq
Sonny (1922)
Adaptation
Tol'able David (1921)
Scen
Sunshine and Gold (1917)
Scen

Producer (Feature Film)

Fury (1923)
Supervisor

Music (Feature Film)

The Sunset Murder Case (1941)
Music Director

Production Companies (Feature Film)

I Loved You Wednesday (1933)
Company
State Fair (1933)
Company
The Woman in Room 13 (1932)
Company
Merely Mary Ann (1931)
Company
Over the Hill (1931)
Company

Life Events

Videos

Movie Clip

O. Henry's Full House (1952) - The Gift Of The Magi The first scene for the stars of the last story, Jeanne Crain and Farley Granger as impecunious New Yorkers Della and Jim Young, directed by Henry King in probably the author’s most famous work, The Gift Of The Magi, from O. Henry’s Full House, 1952.
Black Swan, The (1942) - Ye Porker's Sterne At a tavern in Jamaica, 1674, pirate Leech (George Sanders) dominates until challenged by rival Waring (Tyrone Power) and sidekick (Thomas Mitchell), fencing until the apparently legit new English governor Morgan (Laird Cregar) intervenes, in The Black Swan, 1942, co-starring Maureen O'Hara.
Black Swan, The (1942) - The Captain's Share Just liberated by his pal Blue (Thomas Mitchell) from the Spanish and having himself jailed the cooperating English Governor Denby, refusing to believe his claim of a peace treaty, pirate “Jamie” Waring (Tyrone Power) likes the governor’s daughter (Maureen O’Hara) better, in Jamaica, 1674, early in 20th Century-Fox’s The Black Swan, 1942.
Black Swan, The (1942) - The English Dog Still Barks Tyrone Power on the rack in Technicolor, as captured English pirate "Jamie" Waring, grilled by a Spanish colonial official (Fortuno Bonanova), then rescued by pal Tommy Blue (Thomas Mitchell), early in The Black Swan, 1942, from the Rafael Sabatini novel.
Black Swan, The (1942) - I've Known Too Many Hellcats Pirate "Jamie" Waring (Tyrone Power), in Jamaica, 1674, has political, personal and chauvinistic reasons to abduct Lady Margaret (Maureen O'Hara), daughter of the deposed English governor, Thomas Mitchell as his annoyed cohort "Tommy," in The Black Swan, 1942.
Twelve O'Clock High (1949) - I Signed The Field Order General Savage (Gregory Peck, his first scene), receives his friend, flight commander Colonel Davenport (Gary Merrill), to discuss a dangerous new mission, following a series of severe losses to American bomber squadrons in England, circa 1942, in Henry King's Twelve O'Clock High, 1949.
Alexander's Ragtime Band - Blue Skies In an all-Irving Berlin musical, the composer's two favorite singers (Ethel Merman as "Jerry", Alice Faye as "Stella," having just met) take turns with "Blue Skies," in Alexander's Ragtime Band, 1938.
Tender Is The Night (1962) - Other Men To Do That In flashback, doctor Dick (Jason Robards Jr.) and psychiatric patient Nicole (Jennifer Jones) on their first outing in Zurich, from Henry King's version of the F. Scott Fitzgerald novel Tender Is The Night, 1962.
Tender Is The Night (1962) - French Riviera Technique not too convincing but an accurate rendering of the first scene of F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel, introducing Dick (Jason Robards Jr.), Abe (Tom Ewell), Nicole (Jennifer Jones) and Rosemary (Jill St. John), from Tender Is The Night, 1962.
Tender Is The Night (1962) - We Are Not Moralists Entering the flashback, Dick (Jason Robards Jr.) recalls a meeting with boss Dr. Dohlmer (Paul Lukas) and "Baby," (Joan Fontaine) the sister of his patient and future wife, in Tender Is The Night, 1962, from the F. Scott Fitzgerald novel.
Tender Is The Night (1962) - Romantic Eyes At his Riviera villa, Dick Diver (Jason Robards Jr.) entertains starlet Rosemary (Jill St. John), then realizes his wife Nicole (Jennifer Jones) is in trouble, in Tender Is The Night, 1962, from the F. Scott Fitzgerald novel.
Love Is A Many-Splendored Thing (1955) - Spellbound By My Own Country Discouraged at work, Anglo-Chinese doctor Han Suyin (Jennifer Jones) is escorted to a Hong Kong party by colleague Dr. Keith (Murray Matheson) where hostess Adeline (Isobel Elsom) seems benevolent if imperialistic, meeting her husband (Torin Thatcher) and journalist Elliott (leading man William Holden), early in Love Is A Many Splendored Thing, 1955.

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