Henry King

Henry King

Highest Rated: 100% The Bravados (1958)

Lowest Rated: 50% Love Is a Many Splendored Thing (1955)

Birthday: Jan 24, 1886

Birthplace: Not Available

After a start as a stage actor, Henry Kingbegan appearing in films in 1912, and by 1915 was directing. King made numerous dramas, westerns, and actioners over the teens, achieving special distinction with his 1919 comedy 23-1/2 Hours Leave. Two years later he co-wrote, produced, and directed the landmark rural drama Tol'able David; his other important works of the '20s include The White Sister (1923), Romola (1925), and The Winning of Barbara Worth (1926). A prolific and reliable craftsman, King made numerous handsome films into the early 1960s, most notably two outstanding films with Gregory Peck: a psychological drama of World War II, Twelve O'Clock High (1942), and the moody, intelligent western The Gunfighter (1950). King's career is also notable for his feeling for Americana, as found in 1930s projects as different as State Fair (1933), Jesse James (1939), and In Old Chicago (1938), as well as in such later films as Remember the Day (1941) and Wait 'Til the Sun Shines, Nellie (1952). He was also skilled at helming historical dramas (Lloyds of London [1936], The Song of Bernadette [1943]) and adventure tales (The Black Swan [1942], Prince of Foxes [1949]).

Highest Rated Movies



69% Everything Put Together Barbie's twin 2001
No Score Yet Ballad of a Gunfighter Director 2000
No Score Yet The Serpent's Kiss Head Reaper 1997
No Score Yet Tender Is the Night Director 1962
No Score Yet Beloved Infidel Director 1959
No Score Yet This Earth Is Mine Director 1959
100% The Bravados Director 1958
No Score Yet The Sun Also Rises Director 1957
83% Carousel Director 1956
50% Love Is a Many Splendored Thing Director 1955
No Score Yet Untamed Director 1955
No Score Yet King of the Khyber Rifles Director 1953
No Score Yet O. Henry's Full House Director 1952
100% The Snows of Kilimanjaro Director Screenwriter 1952
83% David and Bathsheba Director 1951
No Score Yet I'd Climb the Highest Mountain Director 1951
100% The Gunfighter Director 1950
No Score Yet Prince of Foxes Director 1949
96% Twelve O'Clock High Director 1949
No Score Yet Deep Waters Director 1948
No Score Yet Captain from Castile Director 1947
No Score Yet Margie Director 1946
No Score Yet A Bell for Adano Director 1945
89% Wilson Director 1944
86% The Song of Bernadette Director 1943
No Score Yet Spotlight Scandals Himself 1943
80% The Black Swan Director 1942
No Score Yet The Yanks Are Coming Gil Whitney 1942
92% Mrs. Miniver Man in Tavern 1942
No Score Yet Remember the Day Director 1941
No Score Yet A Yank in the RAF Director 1941
No Score Yet Chad Hanna Director 1940
No Score Yet Maryland Director 1940
No Score Yet Stanley and Livingstone Director 1939
No Score Yet Jesse James Director 1939
80% Alexander's Ragtime Band Director 1938
No Score Yet Seventh Heaven Director 1937
73% In Old Chicago Director 1937
No Score Yet The Country Doctor Director 1936
No Score Yet Lloyds of London Director 1936
No Score Yet Ramona Director 1936
No Score Yet Way Down East Director 1935
No Score Yet Marie Galante Director 1934
No Score Yet I Loved You Wednesday Director 1933
No Score Yet State Fair Director 1933
No Score Yet Over the Hill Director 1931
No Score Yet Hell Harbor Executive Producer Director Producer 1930
No Score Yet She Goes to War Director Executive Producer 1929
No Score Yet The Woman Disputed Director 1928
No Score Yet The Winning of Barbara Worth Director 1926
No Score Yet Stella Dallas Director 1925
No Score Yet Romola Director Producer 1925
No Score Yet The White Sister Producer Director 1923
No Score Yet Tol'able David Producer Screenwriter Director 1921


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