Henry Hathaway

About Henry Hathaway

Who is it?: Film Director
Birth Day: March 13, 1898
Birth Place: Sacramento, California, United States, United States
Died On: February 11, 1985(1985-02-11) (aged 86)\nHollywood, California,\nUnited States
Birth Sign: Aries
Resting place: Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City, California
Occupation: Film director, film producer
Years active: 1925–74
Spouse(s): Blanche Gonzalez (1910-1985)

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Henry Hathaway was bornon March 13, 1898 in Sacramento, California, United States, United States, is Film Director. Henry Hathaway was an American film director and producer famous for directing films like ‘The Lives of a Bengal Lancer’ and ‘Call Northside 777.’ Having gained prominence as a director of Westerns, he was equally skilled at navigating other genres like semi-documentaries, often using the film noir style. The son of the actor and stage manager, Rhody Hathaway and his actress wife Jean, Henry Hathaway was exposed to the show business at an early age. Greatly inspired by his parents as a young child, he started appearing in short films by the time he was ten. He quit school as a teenager and began working with Universal Studios as a prop boy while also exploring acting opportunities. The World War I interrupted his career for a while as he was called to serve in the military. However, the young man’s passion for films led him back to cinema after the war ended. Realizing his love for direction, he became an assistant director and worked under prominent directors such as Josef von Sternberg and Victor Fleming. He eventually went on to direct his first feature film, the Western, ‘Heritage of the Desert’ starring Randolph Scott. After gaining a reputation for his Westerns he changed course and focused on film noirs and semi-documentaries.
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💰 Net worth: $17 Million

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Biography/Timeline

1800

This branch of the De Fiennes family came to America in the 19th century on behalf of King Leopold I of Belgium and was part of the negotiations with the Belgian Prime Minister, Charles Rogier (1800–1885), to secure the 1862 treaty between Belgium and what was then known as the Sandwich Islands and is now called Hawaii.

1868

Born Henri Léopold de Fiennes Hathaway in Sacramento, California, he was the son of an American actor and stage manager, Rhody Hathaway (1868–1944), and a Hungarian-born Belgian aristocrat, the Marquise Lillie de Fiennes (Budapest, 1876–1938), who acted under the name Jean Hathaway.

1925

In 1925, Hathaway began working in silent films as an assistant to notable Directors such as Victor Fleming and Josef von Sternberg and made the transition to sound with them. He was the assistant Director to Fred Niblo in the 1925 version of Ben-Hur starring Francis X. Bushman and Ramon Novarro. During the remainder of the 1920s, Hathaway learned his craft as an assistant, helping direct Future stars such as Gary Cooper, Marlene Dietrich, Adolphe Menjou, Fay Wray, Walter Huston, Clara Bow, and Noah Beery.

1932

It kicked off a series of Hathaway-directed Scott Westerns from Grey novels, Wild Horse Mesa (1932), The Thundering Herd (1933), Under the Tonto Rim (1933), Sunset Pass (1933), To the Last Man (1933), Man of the Forest (1933) and The Last Round-Up (1934).

1934

Hathaway directed an action film set in the Philippines, Come On Marines! (1934), followed by a drama The Witching Hour (1934), and an early Shirley Temple film, Now and Forever (1934). The latter also starred Carole Lombard and Gary Cooper

1935

Hathaway was now established as one of the main Directors on the Paramount lot. He made another with Cooper, Peter Ibbetson (1935). This was followed by The Trail of the Lonesome Pine (1936), his first movie in color. He also worked on the troubled I Loved a Soldier (1936) which was never finished, and did a Mae West movie, Go West, Young Man (1936).

1937

Hathaway was back with Cooper for the anti-slaving adventure story, Souls at Sea (1937), co-starring George Raft. With Raft and Henry Fonda he made Spawn of the North (1938).

1939

The Real Glory (1939), with Cooper, was a reprise of Bengal Lancers se in the Philippines.

1940

During the 1940s, Hathaway began making films in a semidocumentary vein, often using the film noir style. These included The House on 92nd Street (1945), for which he was nominated for a Best Director award by the New York Film Critics Circle, The Dark Corner (1946), 13 Rue Madeleine (1947), Kiss of Death (1947) and Call Northside 777 (1948), in which Hathaway presented one of the first on-screen uses of a Fax machine.

1941

He went back to Paramount to direct John Wayne in The Shepherd of the Hills (1941). For Walter Wanger at United Artists he made another Imperial action film, Sundown (1941).

1942

Back at Fox he made Ten Gentlemen from West Point (1942), China Girl (1942), Wing and a Prayer (1944), Home in Indiana (1944) and Nob Hill (1945).

1949

Hathaway returned to adventure films with Down to the Sea in Ships (1949). He was reunited with Power for The Black Rose (1950).

1951

The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel (1951) was a biopic of General Rommel. It was followed by Fourteen Hours (1951), a noir about a man going to commit suicide, You're in the Navy Now (1951), a military comedy with Cooper, and two with Power: Rawhide (1951), a Western, and Diplomatic Courier (1952).

1953

Hathaway directed the film noir Niagara (1953) which was Marilyn Monroe's breakthrough role and White Witch Doctor (1953) with Susan Hayward and Robert Mitchum. He was reunited with Cooper on Garden of Evil (1954), a Western, then did the swashbuckler Prince Valiant (1954).

1955

After The Racers (1955), with Zanuck's mistress Bella Darvi, Hathaway made two thrillers with Van Johnson: The Bottom of the Bottle (1956) and 23 Paces to Baker Street (1956).

1957

John Wayne hired him to make Legend of the Lost (1957) for Wayne's company. Back at Fox he made the Western, From Hell to Texas (1958). During the movie, Dennis Hopper attempted to assert himself artistically on the set. Perhaps influenced by his recent experience with fellow actor James Dean's rebellious attitude on the sets of Rebel Without a Cause (1955) and Giant (1956), Hopper forced Hathaway to shoot more than 80 takes of a scene before he acquiesced to Hathaway's demands. After the shoot, Hathaway reportedly told the young actor that his career in Hollywood was over. Hopper later admitted he was wrong to have disrespected Hathaway as a youth and called him "the finest Director I have ever worked with", working again with Hathaway on The Sons of Katie Elder (1965) and True Grit (1969).

1959

Hathaway then made a melodrama Woman Obsessed (1959) and thriller Seven Thieves (1960). He was reunited with Wayne on the comedy-action "northern", North to Alaska (1960).

1962

Hathaway was one of three Directors on the epic Cinerama Western, How the West Was Won (1962), directing the bulk of the film, including the river, prairie, and train robbery sequences. He went to Spain to work with Wayne again on Circus World (1964). Wayne asked Hathaway to cast John Smith in the role of Steve McCabe in the film; Smith from 1959 to 1963 had played the part of rancher Slim Sherman on NBC's Laramie series. According to Smith's Internet biography, Hathaway developed an intense dislike for Smith and stopped him from landing choice roles thereafter in Hollywood.

1965

Circus World was a box office disappointment but Wayne and Hathaway's next movie together, The Sons of Katie Elder (1965), was a big hit. So too was Nevada Smith (1966), a Western starring Steve McQueen that was extrapolated from a brief section of Harold Robbins' novel The Carpetbaggers.

1967

He went to Africa to make The Last Safari (1967), then did the Western 5 Card Stud (1968) with Dean Martin and Robert Mitchum. It was a mild success but True Grit (1969), produced by Hal Wallis, was extremely popular, and won John Wayne a Best Actor Oscar.

1970

He may have stepped in for George Seaton in directing some winter outdoor scenes for the all-star Airport (1970), which stars Burt Lancaster and Dean Martin.

1971

He made a war movie with Richard Burton, Raid on Rommel (1971), then made another Western for Hal Wallis, Shoot Out (1971). Hathaway's 65th and final film was Hangup (1974), a blaxploitation movie.

1985

Hathaway died from a heart attack in 1985 in Hollywood and is interred at Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City, California. His body of work earned him a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1638 Vine Street.