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John Huston

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Maltese Falcon, TheMaltese Falcon, The (1941)
Dir. John Huston
Feat. Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Peter Lorre
A remarkable debut from director Huston hires Bogart's detective Sam Spade to locate a priceless statuette. Prototype film noir based on Dashiell…
Across the PacificAcross the Pacific (1942)
Dir. John Huston
Feat. Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor
Bogie and director Huston reunite with other MALTESE FALCON leads for a similarly toned WW2 spy adventure set on the eve of Pearl Harbour. Huston was…
WWII - The John Huston DocumentsWWII - The John Huston Documents (Let There Be Light; The Battle of San Pietro) (1943-1947) Recommended
Dir. John Huston
Two legendary war documentaries from John Huston (THE MALTESE FALCON) who participated in WWII as a combat filmmaker yet whose films are the…
Key LargoKey Largo (1948) Recommended
Dir. John Huston
Feat. Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall
Moody, suspenseful melodrama in which war vet Humphrey Bogart is confronted with gangster nastiness on the Florida Keys. Lauren Bacall looks on.
Treasure of the Sierra Madre, TheTreasure of the Sierra Madre, The (1948) Recommended
Dir. John Huston
Feat. Walter Huston, Humphrey Bogart
Alltime Hollywood classic, rides with forlorn roughnecks Walter Huston and Humphrey Bogart (in a rare unsympathetic role) as they scrounge around…
Asphalt Jungle, TheAsphalt Jungle, The (1950) Aro Favourite
Dir. John Huston
Feat. Sterling Hayden, Louis Calhern, Marilyn Monroe
Brute force and eloquent dishonesty intersect as different walks of low–life are helplessly drawn to the ultimate heist, engineered by German…
African Queen, TheAfrican Queen, The (1951) Recommended
Dir. John Huston
Feat. Humphrey Bogart, Katharine Hepburn
A magnificent combination of comedy, character and adventure with odd companions Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn trying to survive each other…
Red Badge of Courage, TheRed Badge of Courage, The (1951) Recommended
Dir. John Huston
Feat. Audie Murphy, Royal Dano, Arthur Hunnicutt
A classic film version of the classic American Civil War novel by Stephen Crane, which depicts the line between courage and cowardice in the Yankee…
Moulin RougeMoulin Rouge (1952)
Dir. John Huston
Feat. Jose Ferrer, Colette Marchand, Suzanne Flon
Opulently staged fictional biopic of Toulouse–Lautrec, highlighted by a dazzling can–can sequence. The pint–sized French painter is…
Beat the DevilBeat the Devil (1953)
Dir. John Huston
Feat. Humphrey Bogart, Gina Lollobrigida, Peter Lorre
Spoofing their own suspense movies (such as CASABLANCA and MALTESE FALCON), Humphrey Bogart and dir. Huston produced this comic oddity with the help…
Moby DickMoby Dick (1956) Recommended
Dir. John Huston
Feat. Gregory Peck, Richard Basehart
Celebrated version of Herman Melville's classic novel, about a whaler obsessively pursuing the whale that bit off his leg, is flawed but brilliantly…
Heaven Knows, Mr. AllisonHeaven Knows, Mr. Allison (1957)
Dir. John Huston
Feat. Robert Mitchum, Deborah Kerr
Kerr and Mitchum play a nun and Marine sergeant respectively, who are stranded on a desert island during WWII – the island happens to also be…
Farewell to Arms, AFarewell to Arms, A (1957)
Dir. Charles Vidor, John Huston
Feat. Rock Hudson, Jennifer Jones, Vittorio De Sica
Expensive, though wooden adaptation of the Hemingway classic set around a love story on the Italian Front in WWI. Despite a Ben Hecht script, the…
Barbarian and the Geisha, TheBarbarian and the Geisha, The (1958)
Dir. John Huston
Feat. John Wayne, Sam Jaffe, Eiko Ando
Uncharacteristic John Wayne vehicle has the big lug play an ambassador to Japan following the US intervention in 1863. Eiko Ando plays the titular…
Unforgiven, TheUnforgiven, The (1960)
Dir. John Huston
Feat. Audrey Hepburn, Burt Lancaster
Audrey Hepburn plays an adopted ranchers daughter who becomes the focus of a racist furore when her Indian roots are discovered.
Misfits, TheMisfits, The (1961) Recommended
Dir. John Huston
Feat. Clark Gable, Marilyn Monroe
Stark melodrama was to be the curtain call for both Clark Gable and Marilyn Monroe. They are two of a group of cheerless souls roping wild mustangs…
FreudFreud (1962)
Dir. John Huston
Feat. Montgomery Clift, Susannah York, Larry Parks
John Huston once again proves his mastery of adaptation and biography, here depicting the famous psychoanalyst's clash with conservative Viennese…
Cardinal, TheCardinal, The (1963)
Dir. Otto Preminger
Feat. Tom Tryon, Carol Lynley, John Saxon
Otto Preminger draws out an epic crisis of faith in this examination of an ordained Catholic Priest’s struggle to reconcile family turmoil and his…
List Of Adrian Messenger, TheList Of Adrian Messenger, The (1963)
Dir. John Huston
Feat. Kirk Douglas, Robert Mitchum, Tony Curtis
An intelligence officer is on the trail of a psychopath intent on working his bloody way through a seemingly unrelated list of…
Night of the Iguana, TheNight of the Iguana, The (1964)
Dir. John Huston
Feat. Richard Burton, Deborah Kerr, Sue Lyon
Tennessee Williams–scripted brew of melodrama, old–style religion and sexual repression sees defrocked priest/alcoholic Richard Burton…
Bible, TheBible, The (1966)
Dir. John Huston
Feat. Richard Harris, Peter O'Toole, John Huston
A sincere, if not entirely successful, attempt to transpose the Old Testament to the screen – from Adam to Isaac. Appropriately grand and…
Casino RoyaleCasino Royale (1967)
Dir. John Huston, others
Feat. David Niven, Peter Sellers, Woody Allen
Black–sheep of the Bond movies, this is in fact an elaborate send–up, whose chaotic production–history is obvious in the…
Reflections in a Golden EyeReflections in a Golden Eye (1967)
Dir. John Huston
Feat. Elizabeth Taylor, Marlon Brando, Brian Keith
Adaptation of Carson McCuller's novel. Taking place on a peacetime army base, a career officer finds his personal and professional life compromised…
CandyCandy (1968)
Dir. Christian Marquand
Feat. Ewa Aulin, Marlon Brando, Richard Burton
Sixties sex farce that satirizes pornographic stories through the adventures of its naive eponymous heroine, played by Swedish model, Ewa Aulin.…
Myra BreckinridgeMyra Breckinridge (1970)
Dir. Michael Sarne
Feat. Mae West, John Huston, Raquel Welch
Director Sarne's career sunk after he made a fine mess of Gore Vidal's gaudy Tinseltown satire about a woman who yearns for a complete…
Fat CityFat City (1971) Recommended
Dir. John Huston
Feat. Stacy Keach, Jeff Bridges, Susan Tyrrell
One of dir. Huston's later accomplishments, this gritty, yet warmly toned drama inhabits a neighbourhood of boxing gyms, lowrent bars and amiable…
Man in the Wilderness, The (w/ The Deadly Trackers)Man in the Wilderness, The (w/ The Deadly Trackers) (1971)
Dir. Richard Serafian
Feat. Richard Harris, John Huston, Percy Herbert
Double Bill Western starring Richard Harris. THE MAN IN THE WILDERNESS is based on the same source material that inspired the Oscar–winning…
Life and Times of Judge Roy BeanLife and Times of Judge Roy Bean (1972)
Dir. John Huston
Feat. Paul Newman, Jacqueline Bisset, Ava Gardner
Huston's surreal Western stars Paul Newman as Roy Bean, the eccentric hanging 'judge' of American folklore.
Mackintosh Man, TheMackintosh Man, The (1973)
Dir. John Huston
Feat. Paul Newman, Dominique Sanda, James Mason
Old–fashioned cold war thriller with Paul Newman playing a British intelligence agent who goes undercover to infiltrate a spy organisation. A…
ChinatownChinatown (1974) Aro Favourite
Dir. Roman Polanski
Feat. Jack Nicholson, Roman Polanski, John Huston
Classic detective thriller in the Hammett–Chandler tradition, with Jack Nicholson as P.I. Jake Gittes, whose simple case leads to murder and…
Man Who Would Be King, TheMan Who Would Be King, The (1975)
Dir. John Huston
Feat. Sean Connery, Michael Caine
Conmen Sean Connery and Michael Caine have grand old–fashioned adventures in remote India.
Sherlock Holmes in New YorkSherlock Holmes in New York (1976)
Dir. Boris Sagal
Feat. Roger Moore, Patrick Macnee, John Huston
Fun addition to the Holmes canon with the great detective pursuing his arch rival Moriarty through New York after his nemesis pulls off a daring bank…
Hobbit, TheHobbit, The (1977)
Dir. Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jnr
Feat. Orson Bean, Richard Boone, John Huston
A homebody demi–human in Middle Earth gets talked into joining a quest with a group of dwarves to recover their treasure from a dragon.…
Wise BloodWise Blood (1978) Recommended
Dir. John Huston
Feat. Brad Dourif
Brad Dourif plays the obsessed leader of the 'Church Without Christ' in this marvellous satire on contemporary evangelism in the American South. From…
Winter KillsWinter Kills (1979)
Dir. William Richert
Feat. Jeff Bridges, John Huston, Anthony Perkins
Low–key but satisfying 'redux' of the Kennedy assassination posits a parallel scenario where the half–brother of an assassinated…
Jaguar Lives!Jaguar Lives! (1979)
Dir. Ernest Pintoff
Feat. Joe Lewis, Christopher Lee, Donald Pleasence
A Spanish–American actioner featuring "three Bond villains" and "one Bond beauty" in the cast but who, in true exploitation fashion, barely…
Visitor, TheVisitor, The (Stridulum) (1979)
Dir. Giulio Paradisi
Feat. John Huston, Mel Ferrer, Glenn Ford
A young girl with telekinetic powers becomes caught in a fight between the forces of good and evil, in this ambitious and at times enjoyably baffling…
VictoryVictory (Escape to Victory) (1981) Recommended
Dir. John Huston
Feat. Sylvester Stallone, Michael Caine, Max von Sydow
Implausible yet jolly entertaining WWII story has a soccer team of assorted POWs attempting to escape a Paris stadium during a match against the Nazi…
AnnieAnnie (1982) Recommended
Dir. John Huston
Feat. Albert Finney, Carol Burnett, Tim Curry
Rumbunctious Broadway musical, set in the Depression–era, follows the young moptop's orphanage experiences, and fateful encounter with…
LovesickLovesick (1983)
Dir. Marshall Brickman
Feat. Dudley Moore, Elizabeth McGovern, Alec Guinness
A psychiatrist who falls in love with a patient is visited by the spirit of Sigmund Freud, who gives him advice on how to handle it.
Under the VolcanoUnder the Volcano (1984)
Dir. John Huston
Feat. Albert Finney, Jacqueline Bisset, Anthony Andrews
Solid dramatisation of Malcolm Lowry's 'unfilmable' novel about the sordid death of an alcoholic diplomat in 30s Mexico. Distinguished by intense,…
Prizzi's HonorPrizzi's Honor (1985)
Dir. John Huston
Feat. Jack Nicholson, Kathleen Turner, Anjelica Huston
Jack Nicholson plays a Mafia hitman, embroiled in some ripely comic and sexy intrigues.
Alfred Hitchcock Presents… (1985)
Dir. Various
Feat. Ned Beatty, John Huston, Steven Bauer
Four episodes from the TV–series, posthumously endorsed by Hitch, which replicate his blend of suspense, macabre humour and brutal…
Dead, TheDead, The (1987) Recommended
Dir. John Huston
Feat. Anjelica Huston
James Joyce's novella adapted as personal, fascinating vignettes of family life in Ireland, 1904. Anjelica Huston stars in her father's final film.

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