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John Huston
August 5, 1906 - August 28, 1987 (age 81)
John Marcellus Huston (August 5, 1906 – August 28, 1987) was an American film director, screenwriter and actor. He wrote the screenplays for most of the 37 feature films he directed, many of which are today considered classics: The Maltese Falcon (1941), The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948), The Asphalt Jungle (1950), The African Queen (1951), The Misfits (1961), Fat City (1972) and The Man Who... full bio
The Maltese Falcon
[1941]
 
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Movie | Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery | 1h 40min
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A private detective takes on a case that involves him with three eccentric criminals, a gorgeous liar, and their quest for a priceless statuette.
Movie | Adventure, Drama, Western | 2h 6min
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Fred Dobbs and Bob Curtin, two Americans searching for work in Mexico, convince an old prospector to help them mine for gold in the Sierra Madre Mountains.
Annie
[1982]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Family | 2h 7min
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A young orphan girl's adventures in finding a family that will take her.
The African Queen
[1951]
 
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Movie | Adventure, Drama, Romance | 1h 45min
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In Africa during World War I, a gin-swilling riverboat captain is persuaded by a strait-laced missionary to use his boat to attack an enemy warship.
The Man Who Would Be King
[1975]
 
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Movie | Adventure | 2h 9min
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Two British soldiers in India decide to resign from the Army and set themselves up as deities in Kafiristan--a land where no white man has set foot since Alexander.
Victory
[1981]
 
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Movie | Action, Drama, Sport | 1h 56min
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As allied POWs prepare for a soccer game against the German National Team to be played in Nazi-occupied Paris, the French Resistance and British officers are making plans for the team's escape.
Prizzi's Honor
[1985]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 2h 10min
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A professional hit man and hit woman fall in love.
Casino Royale
[1967]
 
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Movie | Comedy | 2h 11min
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In an early spy spoof, aging Sir James Bond comes out of retirement to take on SMERSH.
Key Largo
[1948]
 
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Movie | Action, Crime, Drama | 1h 40min
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A man visits his old friend's hotel and finds a gangster running things. As a hurricane approaches, the two end up confronting each other.
The Asphalt Jungle
[1950]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 1h 52min
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A major heist goes off as planned, until bad luck and double crosses cause everything to unravel.
The Misfits
[1961]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance, Western | 2h 5min
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A divorcee falls for an over-the-hill cowboy who is struggling to maintain his romantically independent lifestyle.
Moby Dick
[1956]
 
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Movie | Adventure, Drama | 1h 56min
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The sole survivor of a lost whaling ship relates the tale of his captain's self-destructive obsession to hunt the white whale, Moby Dick.
The Dead
[1987]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 23min
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Gabriel Conroy and wife Greta attend an early January dinner with friends at the home of his spinster aunts, an evening which results in an epiphany for both of them.
The Night of the Iguana
[1964]
 
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Movie | Drama | 2h 5min
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A defrocked Episcopal clergyman leads a bus-load of middle-aged Baptist women on a tour of the Mexican coast and comes to terms with the failure haunting his life.
Fat City
[1972]
 
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Movie | Drama, Sport | 1h 40min
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Two men, working as professional boxers, come to blows when their careers each begin to take opposite momentum.
Movie | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 2h
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A no account outlaw establishes his own particular brand of law and order and builds a town on the edges of civilization in this farcical western. With the aid of an old law text and unpredictable notions Roy Bean distinguishes between lawbreakers and lawgivers by way of his pistols.
Under the Volcano
[1984]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 52min
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The last 24 hours in the life of Geoffrey Firmin, a lonely, depressed English consul who retreats to alcohol for solace.
Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison
[1957]
 
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Movie | Action, Adventure, Drama | 1h 48min
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A marine and a nun form an unlikely friendship. The marine is shipwrecked on a Pacific island and the nun has been left behind there; they find comfort in one another as the two wait out the war.
Beat the Devil
[1953]
 
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Movie | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 1h 29min
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On their way to Africa are a group of rogues who hope to get rich there, and a seemingly innocent British couple. They meet and things happen...
The Unforgiven
[1960]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance, Western | 2h 5min
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The neighbors of a frontier family turn on them when it is suspected that their adopted daughter was stolen from the local Kiowa tribe.
Reflections in a Golden Eye
[1967]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance, Thriller | 1h 48min
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Bizarre tale of sex, betrayal, and perversion at a military post.
Wise Blood
[1979]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 46min
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A Southerner--young, poor, ambitious but uneducated--determines to become something in the world. He decides that the best way to do that is to become a preacher and start up his own church.
The MacKintosh Man
[1973]
 
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Movie | Thriller | 1h 38min
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A member of British Intelligence assumes a fictitious criminal identity and allows himself to be caught, imprisoned, and freed in order to infiltrate a spy organization and expose a traitor.
The Bible: In the Beginning...
[1966]
 
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Movie | Drama | 2h 54min
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Extravagant production of the first part of the book of Genesis. Covers Adam and Eve, Noah and the Flood and Abraham and Isaac.
The List of Adrian Messenger
[1963]
 
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Movie | Mystery | 1h 38min
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A former intelligence officer is tasked by the heir to the Gleneyre estate to investigate the unusual deaths of a disparate group of eleven men on a list.
Moulin Rouge
[1952]
 
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Movie | Biography, Drama, Music | 1h 59min
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Fictional account of French artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.
The Red Badge of Courage
[1951]
 
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Movie | Drama, War | 1h 9min
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Truncated adaptation of Stephen Crane's novel about a Civil War Union soldier who stuggles to find the courage to fight in the heat of battle.
Across the Pacific
[1942]
 
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Movie | Action, Adventure, Drama | 1h 37min
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Rick Leland makes no secret of the fact he has no loyalty to his home country after he is court-martialed, kicked out of the Army, and boards a Japanese ship for the Orient in late 1941. But has Leland really been booted out, or is there some other motive for his getting close to fellow passenger Doctor Lorenz? Any motive for getting close to attractive traveler Alberta Marlow would however seem pretty... see more
In This Our Life
[1942]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 37min
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A young woman (Stanley Timberlake) dumps her fiancée (Craig Fleming) and runs off with her sister's (Roy Timberlake) husband (Peter Kingsmill). They marry, settle in Baltimore, and Stanley ultimately drives Peter to drink and suicide. Stanley returns home to Richmond only to learn that her sister Roy and old flame Craig have fallen in love and plan to marry. The jealous and selfish Stanley attempts... see more
Freud
[1962]
 
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Movie | Biography, Drama | 2h 20min
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This pseudobiographical movie depicts five years from 1885 on in the life of the Viennese psychologist Sigmund Freud (1856-1939). At this time, most of his colleagues refuse to cure hysteric patients, because they believe they're just simulating to gain attention. But Freud learns to use hypnosis to find out the reasons for the psychosis. His main patient is a young woman who refuses to drink water... see more
The Kremlin Letter
[1970]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 2h
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During the Cold War a Naval Intelligence officer endowed with a powerful photographic memory is transferred to the CIA to participate in a covert operation in Moscow.
The Barbarian and the Geisha
[1958]
 
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Movie | Adventure, Drama, History | 1h 45min
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Townsend Harris is sent by President Pierce to Japan to serve as the first U.S. Consul-General to that country. Harris discovers enormous hostility to foreigners, as well as the love of a young geisha.
San Pietro
[1945]
 
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Short Movie | Documentary, Short, War | 32min
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Director John Huston documents the Battle of San Pietro Infine in December 1943.
Let There Be Light
[1946]
 
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Documentary | Documentary, War | 58min
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A group of mentally traumatized veteran patients is followed as they go through psychiatric treatment.
We Were Strangers
[1949]
 
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Movie | Adventure, Drama, Romance | 1h 46min
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1932. The tyrannical and despotic government of President Machado has headed Cuba for seven years. The latest measure of that tyranny is the outlawing of public gatherings of more than four people, such acts the government deeming treasonous. China Valdés, a young woman who works in an American bank in Havana, is generally non-political. However, she decides to join the revolutionary forces to avenge... see more
The Roots of Heaven
[1958]
 
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Movie | Adventure, Drama | 2h 6min
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In Fort Lamy, French Equitorial Africa, idealist Morel launches a one-man campaign to preserve the African elephant from extinction, which he sees as the last remaining "roots of Heaven." At first, he finds only support from Minna, hostess of the town's only night club, who is in love with him, and a derelict ex-British Army Major, Forsythe. His crusade gains momentum and he is soon surrounded by an... see more
A Walk with Love and Death
[1969]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 30min
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In a story set during the Hundred Years War, a student who has abandoned his studies in Paris, pairs with a young noblewoman with whom he has fallen in love.
Phobia
[1980]
 
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Movie | Drama, Horror, Thriller | 1h 34min
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A psychiatrist involved in a radical new therapy comes under suspicion when his patients are murdered, each according to their individual phobias.
Sinful Davey
[1969]
 
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Movie | Adventure, Comedy, Crime | 1h 35min
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The humorous adventures of the notorious Scottish highwayman and thief Davey Haggart during the 1820s in Britain.
Winning Your Wings
[1942]
 
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Short Movie | History, Short, War | 18min
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Inspirational short film designed to encourage recruits for the American Army Air Forces.
Independence
[1976]
 
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Short Movie | Drama, Short | 30min
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This short was made during the US Bicentennial celebration to give a background on the development, writing and signing of the Declaration of Independence and the men who were involved in it.
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