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Classically Speaking:
Promoting Classic Movies in a Jaded World!

Friday, September 16, 2005

Don't Know...HENRY KING?

Henry King

You really should know who HENRY KING (1886-1982) is! Henry King was a top-flight director whose career spanned the years from 1915 to 1962.

Captain from Castille (1947) PosterA fine place to start is by viewing: Captain From Castile (1947). King directs Tyrone Power in this epic film of Cortez's expedition in Mexico.

See that and pay attention to the following four films:
Twelve O'Clock High (1949) Gregory Peck excels in the story of the stress of command in wartime.
The Gunfighter (1950) King again directs Gregory Peck in a mature Western that refuses to glamorize the life of a professional gunman.
Tol'able David (1921) A classic silent film of life in the mountains with Richard Barthelmess and Ernest Torrence.
The White Sister (1923) Another silent classic with Lillian Gish and Ronald Colman.

*Contributed by: "Eric Jamborsky" Date: May 04 2002 / 08:42:22

Academy Awards®
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1943 Nominated for Best Achievement in Directing: THE SONG OF BERNADETTE
1944 Nominated for Best Achievement in Directing: WILSON