Henry King

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" ... Read more »
Born: 01/24/1886

Filmography

Director (20)

Tender Is the Night 1962 (Movie)

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Beloved Infidel 1958 (Movie)

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The Bravados 1958 (Movie)

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This Earth Is Mine 1958 (Movie)

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The Sun Also Rises 1957 (Movie)

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Carousel 1956 (Movie)

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Love Is a Many Splendored Thing 1955 (Movie)

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Untamed 1955 (Movie)

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King of the Khyber Rifles 1953 (Movie)

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The Snows of Kilimanjaro 1951 (Movie)

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Twelve O'Clock High 1949 (Movie)

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Margie 1946 (Movie)

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The Song of Bernadette 1942 (Movie)

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The Black Swan 1941 (Movie)

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Jesse James 1938 (Movie)

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Alexander's Ragtime Band 1937 (Movie)

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In Old Chicago 1937 (Movie)

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Lloyd's of London 1935 (Movie)

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Ramona 1935 (Movie)

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Magic Flame 1926 (Movie)

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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.

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