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Henry King Movies: From Tol’able David to Tender Is the Night

Henry King
Henry King: Film director mostly associated with 20th Century Fox.

Henry King director: San Sebastian Film Festival retrospective

Ramon Novarro biography Beyond Paradise

Henry King is best remembered for the movies he directed at Fox, later 20th Century Fox, from the early 1930s to the early 1960s. During that time, King collaborated quite frequently with Tyrone Power and Gregory Peck. He received two Academy Award nominations for Best Director: The Song of Bernadette (1943) and Wilson (1944).

Henry King died at age 96 on June 29, 1982, in the Los Angeles suburb of Toluca Lake.

Henry King Movies at San Sebastian

Little Mary Sunshine 1915, with Marie Osborne, Henry King

Twin Kiddies 1916, with Marie Osborne, Henry King

A Sporting Chance 1919, with William Russell, Fritzi Brunette

Tol’able David 1921, with Richard Barthelmess, Gladys Hulette

The Seventh Day 1921, with Richard Barthelmess, Louise Huff

Romola 1924, with Lillian Gish, Dorothy Gish, Ronald Colman, William Powell

Stella Dallas 1925, with Ronald Colman, Belle Bennett, Jean Hersholt, Lois Moran, Alice Joyce

The Winning of Barbara Worth 1926, with Ronald Colman, Vilma Banky, Gary Cooper

The Woman Disputed 1928 (w/ Sam Taylor), with Norma Talmadge, Gilbert Roland

Over the Hill 1931, with Mae Marsh, James Dunn, Sally Eilers

State Fair 1933, with Janet Gaynor, Will Rogers, Louise Dresser, Lew Ayres, Sally Eilers (Best Picture Oscar nominee; Henry King bypassed for Best Director)

Way Down East 1935, with Henry Fonda, Rochelle Hudson

Ramona 1936, with Loretta Young, Don Ameche

Lloyd’s of London 1936, with Madeleine Carroll, Tyrone Power, Freddie Bartholomew

In Old Chicago 1937, with Tyrone Power, Alice Faye, Don Ameche, Alice Brady (Best Picture Oscar nominee; Henry King bypassed for Best Director)

Seventh Heaven 1937, with Simone Simon, James Stewart

Alexander’s Ragtime Band 1938, with Tyrone Power, Alice Faye, Don Ameche, Ethel Merman (Best Picture Oscar nominee; Henry King bypassed for Best Director)

Jesse James 1939, with Tyrone Power, Henry Fonda, Nancy Kelly

Stanley and Livingstone 1939, with Spencer Tracy, Richard Greene, Nancy Kelly, Cedric Hardwicke

Little Old New York 1940, with Alice Faye, Fred MacMurray, Richard Greene, Brenda Joyce

Maryland 1940, with Walter Brennan, Fay Bainter, John Payne, Brenda Joyce

Chad Hanna 1940, with Henry Fonda, Dorothy Lamour, Linda Darnell

A Yank in the R.A.F. 1941, with Tyrone Power, Betty Grable

Remember the Day 1941, with Claudette Colbert, John Payne

The Black Swan 1942, with Tyrone Power, Maureen O’Hara

The Song of Bernadette 1943, with Jennifer Jones, William Eythe, Charles Bickford, Anne Revere, Gladys Cooper (Henry King earned Best Director Oscar nomination)

Wilson 1944, with Alexander Knox, Geraldine Fitzgerald (Henry King earned Best Director Oscar nomination)

A Bell for Adano 1945, with Gene Tierney, John Hodiak

Captain from Castile 1947, with Tyrone Power, Jean Peters, Cesar Romero

Deep Waters 1948, with Dana Andrews, Jean Peters, Cesar Romero, Dean Stockwell

Prince of Foxes 1949, with Tyrone Power, Wanda Hendrix, Orson Welles

Twelve O’Clock High 1949, with Gregory Peck, Hugh Marlowe, Gary Merrill, Dean Jagger (Best Picture Oscar nominee; Henry King bypassed for Best Director)

The Gunfighter 1950, with Gregory Peck, Jean Parker

I’d Climb the Highest Mountain 1951, with Susan Hayward, William Lundigan

David and Bathsheba 1951, with Gregory Peck, Susan Hayward

Wait ’till the Sun Shines, Nellie 1952, with Jean Peters, David Wayne, Hugh Marlowe

The Snows of Kilimanjaro 1952, with Gregory Peck, Susan Hayward, Ava Gardner

O. Henry’s Full House (Segment “The Gift of the Magi”) 1952, with Jeanne Crain, Farley Granger

King of the Khyber Rifles 1953, with Tyrone Power, Terry Moore, Michael Rennie, John Justin

Untamed 1955, with Tyrone Power, Susan Hayward

Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing 1955, with William Holden, Jennifer Jones (Best Picture Oscar nominee; Henry King bypassed for Best Director)

Carousel 1956, with Shirley Jones, Gordon MacRae, Cameron Mitchell

The Sun Also Rises 1957, with Tyrone Power, Ava Gardner, Errol Flynn, Eddie Albert

The Bravados 1958, with Gregory Peck, Joan Collins, Stephen Boyd

This Earth Is Mine 1959, with Rock Hudson, Jean Simmons, Dorothy McGuire

Beloved Infidel 1959, with Gregory Peck, Deborah Kerr

Tender Is the Night 1961, with Jennifer Jones, Jason Robards, Joan Fontaine

Henry King and other photos: San Sebastian Film Festival.

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