Henry Hathaway

Henry Hathaway

Highest Rated: 100% You're in the Navy Now (1951)

Lowest Rated: 20% Shootout (1971)

Birthday: Mar 13, 1898

Birthplace: Sacramento, California, USA

As the archetypal studio professional, director Henry Hathaway spent five decades directing over 60 Hollywood films, leaving behind a large body of work that featured frequent collaborations with Randolph Scott, Gary Cooper, Tyrone Power and John Wayne. After getting his start as a child actor and assistant director, Hathaway began directing adaptations of a series of Zane Gray stories before gaining critical attention for the action film "The Lives of a Bengal Lancer" (1935) and the backwoods melodrama "The Trail of Lonesome Pine" (1936). By the time he directed Wayne in "The Shepherd of the Hills" (1941), Hathaway had developed a solid reputation for technically accomplished films while becoming a pioneer of location shooting with a number of quality Westerns. Following the war, he took a dark turn into film noir and innovated further with the used of a semi-documentary approach to such thrillers as "The House on 92nd Street" (1945), "The Dark Corner" (1946) and "Call Northside 777" (1948). Hathaway directed solid films with "The Black Rose" (1950) and "Niagra" (1952), but struggled for the remainder of the decade with interesting, but ultimately forgettable films. He returned to his favored genre with "How the West Was Won" (1962), "The Sons of Katie Elder" (1965) and "Nevada Smith" (1966), while guiding Wayne to his only Oscar with "True Grit" (1969). Though his career came to an end five years later, Hathaway had amassed a solid body of work while earning status as a consummate professional.

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Filmography

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Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cecil B. DeMille: American Epic Unknown (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 31% Raid on Rommel Director - 1971
20% 44% Shootout Director - 1971
89% 84% True Grit Director - 1969
No Score Yet 52% Five Card Stud Director - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last Safari Director - 1967
50% 65% Nevada Smith Director,
Producer
- 1966
100% 81% The Sons of Katie Elder Director - 1965
50% 29% Circus World Director - 1964
86% 74% How the West Was Won Director - 1962
No Score Yet 29% Seven Thieves Director - 1960
50% 76% North to Alaska Director,
Producer
- 1960
No Score Yet 20% Woman Obsessed Director - 1959
No Score Yet 27% From Hell to Texas Director - 1958
No Score Yet 35% Legend of the Lost Director,
Producer
- 1957
No Score Yet 43% The Bottom of the Bottle Director - 1956
No Score Yet 65% 23 Paces to Baker Street Director - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Racers Director - 1955
83% 53% Garden of Evil Director - 1954
No Score Yet 34% Prince Valiant Director - 1954
80% 68% Niagara Director - 1953
No Score Yet 12% White Witch Doctor Director - 1953
No Score Yet 33% Diplomatic Courier Director - 1952
No Score Yet 64% O. Henry's Full House Director - 1952
83% 73% Fourteen Hours Director - 1951
100% 40% You're in the Navy Now Director - 1951
No Score Yet 60% Rawhide Director - 1951
71% 61% The Desert Fox Director - 1951
No Score Yet 46% The Black Rose Director - 1950
No Score Yet 55% Down to the Sea in Ships Director - 1949
79% 73% Call Northside 777 Director - 1948
88% 76% Kiss of Death Director - 1947
100% 71% The Dark Corner Director - 1946
83% 55% 13 rue Madeleine Director - 1946
No Score Yet 30% Nob Hill Director - 1945
50% 53% The House on 92nd Street Director - 1945
No Score Yet 50% Home in Indiana Director - 1944
80% 50% Wing and a Prayer Director - 1944
No Score Yet No Score Yet China Girl Director - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ten Gentlemen From West Point Director - 1942
No Score Yet 63% The Shepherd of the Hills Director - 1941
No Score Yet 11% Sundown Director - 1941
No Score Yet 43% Brigham Young Director - 1940
No Score Yet 59% Johnny Apollo Director - 1940
No Score Yet 38% The Real Glory Director - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Spawn of the North Director - 1938
No Score Yet 50% Souls at Sea Director,
Producer
- 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lest We Forget Director - 1937
60% 20% Go West, Young Man Director - 1936
No Score Yet 52% The Trail of the Lonesome Pine Director - 1936
100% 71% The Lives of a Bengal Lancer Director - 1935
No Score Yet 63% Peter Ibbetson Director - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet Buffalo Stampede Director - 1934
No Score Yet 65% Now and Forever Director - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Witching Hour Director - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet Come on Marines Director - 1934
No Score Yet 14% Law of Vengeance Director - 1933
No Score Yet No Score Yet Man of the Forest Director - 1933
No Score Yet No Score Yet When the West Was Young Director - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wild Horse Mesa Director - 1932