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John Huston: The Man, the Movies, the Maverick (1988)

Biography of risk-taker and raconteur John Huston from his childhood to become one of the most highly respected filmmakers in the world.

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Marietta Tree ...
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Michael Fitzgerald ...
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Tom Shaw ...
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Oswald Morris ...
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Zoe Sallis ...
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Lord Hemphill ...
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Documentary film tracing the colorful career of writer-director-actor John Huston, from his youth through early days as a soldier, writer, and director to his masterful achievements as one of Hollywood's great filmmakers. In addition to his films, his relationships with his father, actor Walter Huston, great friend Humphrey Bogart, and his children are explored. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Trivia

This can be found on the 2003 DVD release of The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948). See more »

Goofs

When discussing "Key Largo", the narrator incorrectly states that "Key Largo" received an Oscar nomination for Best Picture. In fact, it only received one nomination, in the Supporting Actress category. See more »

Quotes

John Huston: [Last lines as he asks person filming him to leave] Go away. Leave me alone.
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Connections

Features John Huston and the Dubliners (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

One Scotch, One Bourbon, One Beer
Written by Rudy Toombs as Rudolph Toombs
Performed by Amos Milburn
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Wonderful Tribute and Overview of Huston's Career
29 August 2006 | by (Orlando, Florida) – See all my reviews

This film is included as a bonus feature on the two-disc version of "Treasure of the Sierra Madre." I was not very familiar with John Huston before seeing this film, but now I seek out his movies.

This is a comprehensive portrait that covers Huston's entire life, features anecdotes from himself, his family, and his friends, and gives insight into his personality.

Huston was very much a renaissance man: served in the Mexican cavalry; worked as a writer, director, and actor; served during World War II; was an accomplished painter; and even became master of the hounds for Irish fox hunts.

This film also provides good information about such Huston classics as "The Maltese Falcon," "Treasure of the Sierra Madre," "Key Largo," "The African Queen," "The Misfits," and "The Man Who Would be King."

Huston was a larger-than-life personality who has left us a timeless body of work, and this is a fitting tribute to him.


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