Henry Hathaway

Director, Producer, Actor
As the archetypal studio professional, director Henry Hathaway spent five decades directing over 60 Hollywood films, leaving behind a large but rather underappreciated body of work that featured frequent collaborations ... Read more »
Born: 03/13/1898 in Sacramento, California, USA

Filmography

Director (55)

Hangup 1972 (Movie)

(Director)

Raid on Rommel 1971 (Movie)

(Director)

Airport 1970 (Movie)

sequences director (Segment Director)

Shoot Out 1970 (Movie)

(Director)

True Grit 1969 (Movie)

(Director)

5 Card Stud 1968 (Movie)

(Director)

The Last Safari 1967 (Movie)

(Director)

Nevada Smith 1965 (Movie)

(Director)

The Sons of Katie Elder 1965 (Movie)

(Director)

Circus World 1964 (Movie)

(Director)

How the West Was Won 1962 (Movie)

(("The Rivers" "The Plains" "The Outlaws")) (Director)

North to Alaska 1960 (Movie)

(Director)

Seven Thieves 1959 (Movie)

(Director)

From Hell to Texas 1958 (Movie)

(Director)

Woman Obsessed 1958 (Movie)

(Director)

Legend of the Lost 1957 (Movie)

(Director)

23 Paces to Baker Street 1956 (Movie)

(Director)

The Bottom of the Bottle 1955 (Movie)

(Director)

Garden of Evil 1954 (Movie)

(Director)

Prince Valiant 1954 (Movie)

(Director)

The Racers 1954 (Movie)

(Director)

Niagara 1953 (Movie)

(Director)

White Witch Doctor 1953 (Movie)

(Director)

O. Henry's Full House 1952 (Movie)

("The Clarion Call") (Director)

Fourteen Hours 1951 (Movie)

(Director)

U.S.S. Tea Kettle 1950 (Movie)

(Director)

13 Rue Madeleine 1946 (Movie)

(Director)

Ten Gentlemen From West Point 1941 (Movie)

(Director)

The Shepherd of the Hills 1940 (Movie)

(Director)

Souls at Sea 1936 (Movie)

(Director)

Go West, Young Man 1935 (Movie)

(Director)

The Trail of the Lonesome Pine 1935 (Movie)

(Director)

Lives of a Bengal Lancer 1934 (Movie)

(Director)

Peter Ibbetson 1934 (Movie)

(Director)

A Wing and a Prayer (Movie)

(Director)

Brigham Young (Movie)

(Director)

Call Northside 777 (Movie)

(Director)

Diplomatic Courier (Movie)

(Director)

Down to the Sea in Ships (Movie)

(Director)

Heritage of the Desert (Movie)

(Director)

Home in Indiana (Movie)

(Director)

Johnny Apollo (Movie)

(Director)

Man of the Forest (Movie)

(Director)

Nob Hill (Movie)

(Director)

Now and Forever (Movie)

(Director)

Spawn of the North (Movie)

(Director)

The Black Rose (Movie)

(Director)

The Dark Corner (Movie)

(Director)

The Desert Fox (Movie)

(Director)

The House on 92nd Street (Movie)

(Director)

The Real Glory (Movie)

(Director)

The Thundering Herd (Movie)

(Director)

The Witching Hour (TV Show)

Director

Under the Tonto Rim (Movie)

(Director)

Wild Horse Mesa (Movie)

(Director)
Production Management (7)

Shanghai Express 1931 (Movie)

(Assistant Director)

Dishonored 1930 (Movie)

(Assistant Director)

Morocco 1930 (Movie)

(Assistant Director)

Redskin 1928 (Movie)

(Assistant Director)

The Last Command 1927 (Movie)

(Assistant Director)

Underworld 1926 (Movie)

(Assistant Director)

Wolf Song (Movie)

(first Assistant Director)
Producer (5)

The Last Safari 1967 (Movie)

(Producer)

Nevada Smith 1965 (Movie)

(Producer)

North to Alaska 1960 (Movie)

(Producer)

Legend of the Lost 1957 (Movie)

(Producer)

Souls at Sea 1936 (Movie)

(Producer)
Actor (1)

75 Years of Cinema Museum 1971 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)
Art Department (1)

Foolish Wives 1921 (Movie)

(Property Master)
Other (1)

Ben Hur, A Tale of the Christ 1924 (Movie)

(Production Assistant)

Biography

As the archetypal studio professional, director Henry Hathaway spent five decades directing over 60 Hollywood films, leaving behind a large but rather underappreciated 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.

Relationships

John Henry Hathaway

Son

Marquis Henri Leopold de Fiennes

Grandfather
title was commissioned by the King of the Belgians

Rhoady Fiennes

Father

Blanche Hathaway

Wife
second wife married in 1932

Jean Hathaway

Mother

Milestones

1932

Film directing debut

1918

Served in the military

1908

Film actor with the American Film Company

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