Henry Hathaway Overview:

Director, Henry Hathaway, was born Marquis Henri Leonard de Fiennes on Mar 13, 1898 in Sacramento, CA. Hathaway died at the age of 86 on Feb 11, 1985 in Hollywood, CA and was laid to rest in Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City, CA.



Although Hathaway was nominated for one Oscar, he never won a competitive Academy Award.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1935Best DirectorThe Lives of a Bengal Lancer (1935)N/ANominated

He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures.

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Niagara (1953, )

on Dec 14, 2019 From The Stop Button

Niagara has some noir-ish elements to it?femme fatale wife Marilyn Monroe stepping out on war veteran husband Joseph Cotten?but it?s not about the darkness, it?s about the light. And its location shooting. Niagara takes full advantage of the falls, not just for scenery but for multiple story element... Read full article

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By Annmarie Gatti on Mar 13, 2016 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

Born March 13, 1898 Director ! 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, starr... Read full article

Garden of Evil (1954, )

on Dec 9, 2013 From The Stop Button

For a while it seems like the third act of Garden of Evil will make up for the rest of the film’s problems. Or at least give it somewhere to excel. Sadly, director Hathaway and screenwriter Frank Fention inexplicably tack on a terrible coda–tying into the title no less–and effectiv... Read full article

Diplomatic Courier (1952, )

on Mar 5, 2012 From The Stop Button

Diplomatic Courier starts a lot stronger than it finishes. For the first half or so, it’s a post-war variation of a thirties Hitchcock–a lot of unexplained, strange incidents and a protagonist trying to unravel them. Then it changes gear, becoming a Hollywood attempt at The Third Man. It... Read full article

Sundown (1941, )

on Sep 7, 2011 From The Stop Button

The majority of Sundown is excellent. Hathaway sort of mixes the Western and British colonial adventure genre with a World War II propaganda piece. New Mexico stands in for Kenya?it?s an interesting war film because there aren?t any Americans. Lead Bruce Cabot is playing a Canadian. Cabot does well ... Read full article

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Hathaways was shooting a scene on location on Wall Street in New York City. Many of the windows in the adjoining buildings were filled with office workers leaning out to watch the filming going on below them. Hathaway got so frustrated with all the attendant noise that he finally leaped out of his director's chair, looked upwards at the crowds and yelled, "God damn it, I don't look over your shoulders when you work!".

Biography in: John Wakeman, editor. "World Film Directors, Volume One, 1890-1945". Pages 441-446. New York: The H.W. Wilson Company, 1987.

Son of actress Jean Hathaway and actor Rhody Hathaway.

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