Mini Tribute: Henry Hathaway at Work

Born March 13, 1898 Director Henry Hathaway!

Henry Hathaway learned his directorial craft during the Silent Era working as an assistant to notable directors including Victor Fleming, Josef von Sternberg and Fred Niblo. He made his credited directorial debut in 1932 with Heritage of the Desert, starring Randolph Scott and Sally Blane. Over the course of the next 42 years, he directed over 65 films, including The Lives of a Bengal Lancer, Souls at Sea, Go West Young Man, Niagara, How the West Was Won, True Grit and The Sons of Katie Elder.

“Being educated is making the pictures themselves, if you make it your business to pay attention.”

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That said, in celebration of Hathaway and his work, here are a few behind-the-scenes photos from his films:

George Raft, Gary Cooper, and director Henry Hathaway on set of Souls at Sea, 1937George Raft, Gary Cooper, and Henry Hathaway on the set of Souls at Sea (1937)

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Henry Hathaway with Gene Tierney and visitor Gary Cooper on the set of SundownHathaway with Gene Tierney and visitor Gary Cooper on the set of Sundown (1941)

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director Henry Hathaway with Marilyn Monroe and Joseph Cotten behind the scenes of the film Niagara 1953 Henry Hathaway with Marilyn Monroe and Joseph Cotten behind the scenes of the film Niagara (1953)

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Director Henry Hathaway on the set of Garden of Evil with Susan Hayward and Gary CooperHenry Hathaway with Susan Hayward and Gary Cooper on the set of Garden of Evil (1954)

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Henry Hathaway with actress Debbie Reynolds on the set of How the West Was Won during break in shootingHenry Hathaway with Debbie Reynolds on the set of How the West Was Won (1962)

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Henry Hathaway (right) with fellow director John Ford during the filming of How the West Was Won (1962)Henry Hathaway (right) with fellow director John Ford during the filming of How the West Was Won (1962)

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Dean Martin talking to director Henry Hathaway during a break on the set of the film 'The Sons of Katie Elder'Henry Hathaway talking to Dean Martin on the set of  The Sons of Katie Elder (1965)

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Steve McQueen and director Henry Hathaway on the set of Nevada SmithHenry Hathaway with Steve McQueen on the set of Nevada Smith (1966)

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–Annmarie Gatti for Classic Movie Hub

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