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Henry Hathaway (1898–1985)

Henry Hathaway, son of a stage actress and manager, started his career as a child actor in westerns directed by Allan Dwan. His movie career was interrupted by World War I. After his discharge he briefly tried a career in finance but returned to Hollywood to work as an assistant director under such directors as Frank Lloyd, Paul Bern, Josef von ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 8 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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True Grit
True Grit Director
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 1974 Hangup
 1971 Shoot Out
 1970 Airport (winter outdoor scenes, uncredited)
 1969 True Grit
 1968 5 Card Stud
 1966 Nevada Smith
 1964 Circus World
 1964 Of Human Bondage (additional scenes)
 1962 How the West Was Won (segments "The Rivers", "The Plains", "The Outlaws")
 1960 Seven Thieves
 1955 The Racers
 1953 Niagara
 1952 O. Henry's Full House (segment "The Clarion Call")
 1951 Rawhide
 1947 Kiss of Death
 1945 Nob Hill
 1942 China Girl
 1941 Sundown
 1940 Brigham Young
 1940 Johnny Apollo
 1937 Souls at Sea
 1937 Lest We Forget (Short)
 1933 Sunset Pass
 1930 Behind the Make-Up (uncredited)
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He was shooting a scene on location on Wall Street in New York City. Many of the windows in the adjoining buildings were filled with office workers leaning out to watch the filming going on below them. Hathaway got so frustrated with all the attendant noise that he finally leaped out of his director's chair, looked upwards at the crowds and yelled, "God damn it, I don't look over your shoulders ... See more »



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