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Henry King (I) (1886–1982)

For more than three decades, Henry King was the most versatile and reliable (not to mention hard-working) contract director on the 20th Century-Fox lot. His tenure lasted from 1930 to 1961, spanning most of Hollywood's "golden" era. King was renowned as a specialist in literary adaptations (A Bell for Adano (1945), The Sun Also Rises (1957)) and ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 4 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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 1958 The Old Man and the Sea (uncredited)
 1958 The Bravados
 1956 Carousel
 1955 Untamed
 1952 Full House (segment "The Gift of the Magi")
 1948 Deep Waters
 1946 Margie
 1944 Wilson
 1940 Chad Hanna
 1940 Maryland
 1939 Jesse James
 1936 Ramona
 1935 Way Down East
 1934 Marie Galante
 1934 Carolina
 1933 State Fair
 1931 Over the Hill
 1930 Lightnin'
 1930 Hell Harbor
 1925 Stella Dallas
 1925 Any Woman
 1924 Romola
 1923 Fury
 1922 The Bond Boy
 1922 Sonny
 1921 Salvage
 1919 Six Feet Four
 1919 Some Liar
 1919 Brass Buttons
 1918 The Ghost of Rosy Taylor (unconfirmed)
 1918 Social Briars
 1917 The Climber (Short)
 1917 Souls in Pawn
 1917 Twin Kiddies
 1916 Faith's Reward (Short)
 1916 Pay Dirt
 1916 The Oath of Hate (Short)
 1916 When Might Is Right (Short)
 1915 The Nemesis (Short)
 1915 Who Pays?
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1 Biographical Movie | 2 Print Biographies | 16 Articles | See more »

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[on Errol Flynn] Errol Flynn was a joy, a lovely man, and most of the talk about him is nothing but rumor by people who didn't even know him. He loved to talk about how much he could drink and the women he'd made love to, but most of it was just the rationalizations of a disappointed moralist. He was the hardest-working, most down-to-earth actor I have ever worked with. See more »


Around the time of filming The White Sister (1923), King converted from the Methodist church to Catholicism. See more »

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