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Walter Huston (1883–1950)

For many years Walter Huston had two passions: his career as an engineer and his vocation for the stage. In 1909 he dedicated himself to the theatre, and made his debut on Broadway in 1924. In 1929 he journeyed to Hollywood, where his talent and ability made him one of the most respected actors in the industry. He won a Best Supporting Actor ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 5 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Dodsworth Sam Dodsworth
The Devil and Daniel Webster
And Then There Were None
And Then There Were None Dr. Edward G. Armstrong


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 1950 The Furies
T. C. Jeffords
 1949 The Great Sinner
General Ostrovsky
 1948 Summer Holiday
Mr. Nat Miller
 1946 Duel in the Sun
The Sinkiller
 1946 Dragonwyck
Ephraim Wells
 1945 And Then There Were None
Dr. Edward G. Armstrong
 1944 Dragon Seed
Ling Tan
 1944 Know Your Ally: Britain (Short)
 1943 For God and Country (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 1943 The North Star
Dr. Kurin
 1943 Mission to Moscow
Ambassador Joseph E. Davies
 1943 Edge of Darkness
Dr. Martin Stensgard
 1943 The Outlaw
Doc Holliday
 1943 December 7th: The Movie
Uncle Sam 'U.S.'
 1942 Yankee Doodle Dandy
Jerry Cohan
 1942 In This Our Life
Bartender (uncredited)
 1942 Always in My Heart
MacKenzie Scott
 1941 The Shanghai Gesture
Sir Guy Charteris
 1941 Swamp Water
Thursday Ragan
 1941 The Devil and Daniel Webster
Mr. Scratch
 1941 The Maltese Falcon
Captain Jacoby (uncredited)
 1939 The Light That Failed
 1938 Of Human Hearts
Ethan Wilkins
 1936 Dodsworth
Sam Dodsworth
 1936 Rhodes
Cecil John Rhodes
 1935 Transatlantic Tunnel
President of the United States (as Mr. Walter Huston)
 1934 Keep 'Em Rolling
Sgt. Benjamin E. 'Benny' Walsh
 1933 The Prizefighter and the Lady
Professor Edwin J. Bennett
 1933 Ann Vickers
Judge Barney 'Barney' Dolphin
 1933 Storm at Daybreak
Mayor Dushan Radovic
 1933 Hell Below
Lieut. Comdr. T.J. Toler USN
 1933 Gabriel Over the White House
Hon. Judson Hammond - The President of the United States
 1932 Rain
Alfred Davidson
 1932 Kongo
Flint Rutledge
 1932 American Madness
Thomas A. Dickson
 1932 Night Court
Judge Andrew J. Moffett
 1932 The Wet Parade
Pow Tarleton
 1932 Law and Order
Frame 'Saint' Johnson
 1932 The Beast of the City
Jim Fitzpatrick
 1932 The Woman from Monte Carlo
Captain Corlaix
 1931 A House Divided
Seth Law
 1931 The Ruling Voice
Jack Bannister
 1931 The Star Witness
District Attorney Whitlock
 1931 How I Play Golf, by Bobby Jones No. 7: 'The Spoon' (Short)
Judge Walter Huston (uncredited)
 1931 The Criminal Code
Mark Brady
 1930 The Virtuous Sin
Gen. Gregori Platoff
 1930 The Bad Man
Pancho Lopez
 1930 Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln
 1930 Behind the Make-Up
Joe in Clark & White's Office (uncredited)
 1929 The Virginian
 1929 The Lady Lies
Robert Rossiter
 1929 Two Americans (Short)
Abraham Lincoln
 1929 Gentlemen of the Press
Wickland Snell
 1929 The Bishop's Candlesticks (Short)
The Convict (Jean Valjean)
 1929 The Carnival Man (Short)
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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in "Othello" on Broadway. Tragedy (revival). Written by William Shakespeare. Scenic Design by / Directed by Robert Edmond Jones. New Amsterdam Theatre: 6 Jan 1937-Jan 1937 (closing date unknown/21 performances). Produced by Max Gordon. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 2 Print Biographies | 4 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Mr. Walter Huston


6' (1.83 m)

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Personal Quote:

Hell, I ain't paid to make good lines sound good. I'm paid to make bad lines sound good. See more »


He appeared in three films directed by his son John Huston: The Maltese Falcon (1941), In This Our Life (1942) and The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948). See more »

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