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Henry King
2007. 55th Edition
Films
Films
Henry King
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Little Mary Sunshine
Henry King
USA 
Following a drama caused by her alcoholic father, little Mary is adopted by Bob, a man whose wedding has been called off due to his constant inebriation. The girl helps him to get his act together. One of the first films featuring the child star of silent movies, Mary Osborne, who played the part at the age of only 4.
Following a drama caused by her alcoholic father, little Mary is adopted by Bob, a man whose wedding has been called off due to his constant inebriation. The girl helps him to get his act together. One of the first films featuring the child star of silent movies, Mary Osborne, who played the part at the age of only 4.
Twin Kiddies
Henry King
USA 
Henry King continued to direct films for the little Mary Osborne, who was soon to become almost as popular as Mary Pickford. In Twin Kiddies, Mary Osborne plays two nearly identical children, and King himself the part of one of their fathers.
Henry King continued to direct films for the little Mary Osborne, who was soon to become almost as popular as Mary Pickford. In Twin Kiddies, Mary Osborne plays two nearly identical children, and King himself the part of one of their fathers.
A Sporting Chance
Henry King
USA 
A young boy entering a hotel room with the intention of committing suicide sees his plans frustrated by a murder about to be committed in the next room. One of the first screenplays by Jules Furtham, who was still signing his name as Stephen Fox and was later to become a favourite of Josef Von Sternberg and Howard Hawks.
A young boy entering a hotel room with the intention of committing suicide sees his plans frustrated by a murder about to be committed in the next room. One of the first screenplays by Jules Furtham, who was still signing his name as Stephen Fox and was later to become a favourite of Josef Von Sternberg and Howard Hawks.
Tol’able David
Henry King
USA 
David Kinemon is the youngest son of a family living in a small West Virginia community. Not yet mature, he finds himself obliged to grow up when the Hatburn outlaw family move into town and start terrorizing the locals. The Hatburns cause his father?s death and cripple his brother Alex. Although the villagers consider him a coward, David finally earns their respect on standing...
David Kinemon is the youngest son of a family living in a small West Virginia community. Not yet mature, he finds himself obliged to grow up when the Hatburn outlaw family move into town and start terrorizing the locals. The Hatburns cause his father?s death and cripple his brother Alex. Although the villagers consider him a coward, David finally earns their respect on standing up to Hatburn.
Romola
Henry King
USA 
In the 15th century, Romola, daughter of a blind Florentine scholar, marries the unscrupulous Tito Melema. Using all of the underhand resources available to him, Tito rises to the position of Chief Magistrate, never missing the chance to abuse his authority despite becoming extremely unpopular with the locals. One of his most despicable acts is his mock marriage to a peasant gi...
In the 15th century, Romola, daughter of a blind Florentine scholar, marries the unscrupulous Tito Melema. Using all of the underhand resources available to him, Tito rises to the position of Chief Magistrate, never missing the chance to abuse his authority despite becoming extremely unpopular with the locals. One of his most despicable acts is his mock marriage to a peasant girl, Tessa. But the people rise against him when he sentences Father Savonarola to death.
Stella Dallas
Henry King
USA 
Stella, a small town girl, marries socialite Stephen Dallas, a man with whom she has nothing in common. The whole thing is a failure; after the birth of their daughter, Laurel, the Dallases separate, and Stephen returns to New York. As Laurel grows into a young woman, Stella realizes that she can?t provide for her properly and sends her to live with Stephen and his new family. ...
Stella, a small town girl, marries socialite Stephen Dallas, a man with whom she has nothing in common. The whole thing is a failure; after the birth of their daughter, Laurel, the Dallases separate, and Stephen returns to New York. As Laurel grows into a young woman, Stella realizes that she can?t provide for her properly and sends her to live with Stephen and his new family. Laurel later marries a pleasant upper class boy as Stella stands in the rain, watching the ceremony through a window.
The Winning of Barbara Worth
Henry King
USA 
Engineer Willard Holmes helps his unscrupulous banker stepfather to build a dam on the Colorado River for improved irrigation of the desert land owned by Jefferson Worth. Local engineer Abe Lee and Holmes both fall in love with Worth?s daughter, Barbara. The banker?s cheating on the dam materials is discovered by Jefferson Worth, whose endeavour to finish the project on his own...
Engineer Willard Holmes helps his unscrupulous banker stepfather to build a dam on the Colorado River for improved irrigation of the desert land owned by Jefferson Worth. Local engineer Abe Lee and Holmes both fall in love with Worth?s daughter, Barbara. The banker?s cheating on the dam materials is discovered by Jefferson Worth, whose endeavour to finish the project on his own fails when he runs short of money to pay the workers. To raise money, the two rival engineers bury their differences and set off on a desperate ride over the mountains.
The Woman Disputed
Henry King, Sam Taylor
USA 
Two young military officers, Paul Hartman, an Austrian, and Nika Turgenov, a Russian, protect young Mary Ann Wagner. Her promise to marry Paul makes Nika furious. When war is declared between Austria and Russia, her village is conquered by the Russians and Mary Ann has to submit to Nika's desires on the condition that he agree not to execute three of the town's leading citizens...
Two young military officers, Paul Hartman, an Austrian, and Nika Turgenov, a Russian, protect young Mary Ann Wagner. Her promise to marry Paul makes Nika furious. When war is declared between Austria and Russia, her village is conquered by the Russians and Mary Ann has to submit to Nika's desires on the condition that he agree not to execute three of the town's leading citizens. When the Austrian army retakes the town, Paul believes that Mary Ann has betrayed him, but the girl's motives are shown to have been purely patriotic.
Over the Hill
Henry King
USA 
Ma Shelby slaves in menial jobs so that her children will have everything. Her cruel and indifferent older son eventually sends her to the poorhouse from where she is finally rescued from her miserable existence by her kinder, more compassionate younger son.
Ma Shelby slaves in menial jobs so that her children will have everything. Her cruel and indifferent older son eventually sends her to the poorhouse from where she is finally rescued from her miserable existence by her kinder, more compassionate younger son.
State Fair
Henry King
USA 
Abel Frake and his family are looking forward to the Iowa State Fair. Abel hopes to enter his prize hog Blue Boy and win the blue ribbon; his wife Melissa wants to enter her mincemeat in a food competition; his son Wayne wants to get even with a carnival sharpster who outsmarted him during the last state fair; and daughter Margy just wants to have a bit of fun. The parents win ...
Abel Frake and his family are looking forward to the Iowa State Fair. Abel hopes to enter his prize hog Blue Boy and win the blue ribbon; his wife Melissa wants to enter her mincemeat in a food competition; his son Wayne wants to get even with a carnival sharpster who outsmarted him during the last state fair; and daughter Margy just wants to have a bit of fun. The parents win their prizes; Margy meets and falls in love with reporter Pat Gilbert and Wayne proposes to a girl.
Way Down East
Henry King
USA 
Anna, a poor girl, loses everything when she?s tricked by a malicious millionaire into believing that he wants to marry her. The man leaves her pregnant and she has a baby that dies soon after birth. Taken in by a family of puritanical farmers, she falls in love with their son, David. However, the family throw her off the farm on learning about her past. Trying to cross a froze...
Anna, a poor girl, loses everything when she?s tricked by a malicious millionaire into believing that he wants to marry her. The man leaves her pregnant and she has a baby that dies soon after birth. Taken in by a family of puritanical farmers, she falls in love with their son, David. However, the family throw her off the farm on learning about her past. Trying to cross a frozen river, the ice breaks and she starts drifting towards a deadly waterfall.
Ramona
Henry King
USA 
Ramona, a half-Indian girl raised by a white family in California, falls in love with the young son of the household, only to leave him when his mother objects to mixed races. Instead, she marries an Indian, Alessandro. Their marriage comes to a tragic end when Alessandro is shot by a farmer who thinks he?s stolen a horse which he had in fact only borrowed to go and get help fo...
Ramona, a half-Indian girl raised by a white family in California, falls in love with the young son of the household, only to leave him when his mother objects to mixed races. Instead, she marries an Indian, Alessandro. Their marriage comes to a tragic end when Alessandro is shot by a farmer who thinks he?s stolen a horse which he had in fact only borrowed to go and get help for his sick daughter.
Lloyd’s of London
Henry King
USA 
Jonathan Blake, a childhood friend of Lord Nelson, invents a news relay system hastening his blossoming promotion from messenger boy to an important position with Lloyd's of London. Haughty Lord Stacey hates Blake for his influential position. Not realising that she?s married to Stacey, Blake falls in love with Lady Elizabeth. Lord Stacey becomes Blake's mortal enemy when Lloyd...
Jonathan Blake, a childhood friend of Lord Nelson, invents a news relay system hastening his blossoming promotion from messenger boy to an important position with Lloyd's of London. Haughty Lord Stacey hates Blake for his influential position. Not realising that she?s married to Stacey, Blake falls in love with Lady Elizabeth. Lord Stacey becomes Blake's mortal enemy when Lloyd's rejects his request for a loan to cover his gambling debts.
In Old Chicago
Henry King
USA 
The O'Leary family travels to Chicago in an open wagon in search of fortune. Patrick, the father, decides to race a passing train, but the horses break away from the wagon and drag him to his death. Having buried her husband on the city outskirts, Molly O'Leary opens a thriving laundry to support her boys. On growing up, Dion has become a gambling nightowl, Jack studies law and...
The O'Leary family travels to Chicago in an open wagon in search of fortune. Patrick, the father, decides to race a passing train, but the horses break away from the wagon and drag him to his death. Having buried her husband on the city outskirts, Molly O'Leary opens a thriving laundry to support her boys. On growing up, Dion has become a gambling nightowl, Jack studies law and Bob only wants to marry Gretchen and have a family.
Seventh Heaven
Henry King
USA 
Chico, a sewer worker in Paris, meets Diane, a girl oppressed by her cruel sister, Nana. When Nana kicks Diane out onto the street, Chico takes her in to his run-down 7th floor flat. Although Diane starts falling in love with him, the cynical Chico feels nothing in return until Father Chevillon, a local priest, helps him to find a better job as a street cleaner. Chico's self-re...
Chico, a sewer worker in Paris, meets Diane, a girl oppressed by her cruel sister, Nana. When Nana kicks Diane out onto the street, Chico takes her in to his run-down 7th floor flat. Although Diane starts falling in love with him, the cynical Chico feels nothing in return until Father Chevillon, a local priest, helps him to find a better job as a street cleaner. Chico's self-respect improves and he considers marrying the girl. When Chico is sent to fight in World War I, he and Diane vow to think of one another every night at eleven o'clock.
Alexander’s Ragtime Band
Henry King
USA 
Violinist Roger Grant forms "Alexander's Ragtime Band", with Stella Kirby as the singer. Charlie Dwyer, a young composer in love with Stella, brings a Broadway producer to hear her. Roger is furious when the man offers her a role in a Broadway production, but Stella decides to go and finds success. When World War I breaks out, Roger enlists and is put in charge of an army band....
Violinist Roger Grant forms "Alexander's Ragtime Band", with Stella Kirby as the singer. Charlie Dwyer, a young composer in love with Stella, brings a Broadway producer to hear her. Roger is furious when the man offers her a role in a Broadway production, but Stella decides to go and finds success. When World War I breaks out, Roger enlists and is put in charge of an army band. Charlie and Stella get married; she becomes a star and he a respected composer. But when Stella sees Roger on his return from France, she realises it?s him she really loves.
Jesse James
Henry King, (Irving Cummings)
USA 
Jesse and Frank James live on a farm with their mother. Barshee, a St. Louis Midland Railroad representative, is buying land in the area to build a new line, usually by beating sellers into accepting dirt-cheap offers. When Mother James refuses to sell her land, Barshee throws a bomb through the farm window and kills her. The brothers decide to take revenge and murder the man b...
Jesse and Frank James live on a farm with their mother. Barshee, a St. Louis Midland Railroad representative, is buying land in the area to build a new line, usually by beating sellers into accepting dirt-cheap offers. When Mother James refuses to sell her land, Barshee throws a bomb through the farm window and kills her. The brothers decide to take revenge and murder the man before embarking on a series of railroad and bank heists.
Stanley and Livingstone
Henry King
USA 
Journalist Henry M. Stanley is instructed by his editor to locate lost Scottish missionary, David Livingstone, deep in the heart of Africa. Although he finally succeeds in his task, the doctor, though seriously ill, is happy ministering to the natives and declines Stanley's invitation to return home with him. Once back, Stanley tells his story of meeting Dr. Livingstone, only t...
Journalist Henry M. Stanley is instructed by his editor to locate lost Scottish missionary, David Livingstone, deep in the heart of Africa. Although he finally succeeds in his task, the doctor, though seriously ill, is happy ministering to the natives and declines Stanley's invitation to return home with him. Once back, Stanley tells his story of meeting Dr. Livingstone, only to find himself accused of fraud due to lack of tangible proof. However, Stanley finally proves his case and returns to Africa to continue the late Dr. Livingstone's work.
Little Old New York
Henry King
USA 
Scottish inventor Robert Fulton arrives in the New York of 1807 with the intention of building a steamboat bringing faster transport. Everyone mocks him, with the exception of beautiful landlady Pat O'Day, who offers him a roof over his head and financial help. Unamused by the situation, Pat's boyfriend Charles Browne shares the fear felt by most of the sailors in the region th...
Scottish inventor Robert Fulton arrives in the New York of 1807 with the intention of building a steamboat bringing faster transport. Everyone mocks him, with the exception of beautiful landlady Pat O'Day, who offers him a roof over his head and financial help. Unamused by the situation, Pat's boyfriend Charles Browne shares the fear felt by most of the sailors in the region that Fulton's steamboat will put him out of business.
Maryland
Henry King
USA 
When her husband is killed in a fox hunt, Charlotte Danfield sells the family stables and sends her son Lee to school in Europe, forbidding him from ever riding or even owning a horse. Returning home, Lee meets his father's ex-trainer, William Stewart, and his daughter Linda, with whom he falls in love. Lee enters and wins the legendary Maryland Hunt, putting an end to his moth...
When her husband is killed in a fox hunt, Charlotte Danfield sells the family stables and sends her son Lee to school in Europe, forbidding him from ever riding or even owning a horse. Returning home, Lee meets his father's ex-trainer, William Stewart, and his daughter Linda, with whom he falls in love. Lee enters and wins the legendary Maryland Hunt, putting an end to his mother's prejudice towards horses.
Chad Hanna
Henry King
USA 
Chad Hanna, gofer in a small New York town tavern, falls so deeply in love with Albany Yates, bareback rider with a travelling circus, that he too joins the outfit. The beautiful Caroline, on the run from her dominant father, also joins it. Things go well until another circus owner, Shepley, offers Albany a rise and she goes off with him.
Chad Hanna, gofer in a small New York town tavern, falls so deeply in love with Albany Yates, bareback rider with a travelling circus, that he too joins the outfit. The beautiful Caroline, on the run from her dominant father, also joins it. Things go well until another circus owner, Shepley, offers Albany a rise and she goes off with him.
A Yank in the R.A.F.
Henry King
USA 
During a London air raid, Tim Baker, a brash American pilot who flies planes back and forth across the Atlantic, runs into an old flame, Carol Brown, a chorus girl he had abandoned years earlier. Hoping to impress her, Tim joins the Royal Air Force, immediately alienating everyone with his attitude towards the war and causing Carol to tell him that she never wants to see him ag...
During a London air raid, Tim Baker, a brash American pilot who flies planes back and forth across the Atlantic, runs into an old flame, Carol Brown, a chorus girl he had abandoned years earlier. Hoping to impress her, Tim joins the Royal Air Force, immediately alienating everyone with his attitude towards the war and causing Carol to tell him that she never wants to see him again. But things change when Baker is obliged to fly under combat conditions and demonstrates his worth.
Remember the Day
Henry King
USA 
Aging schoolteacher Nora Trinell is waiting to meet presidential candidate Dewey Roberts. As she waits, she drifts back to the time when the young Dewey was her pupil in 1916 and had a crush on her. She pays him special attention and encourages him to pursue his dreams. However, on learning that Nora is married to her fellow teacher, Dan Hopkins, the boy becomes jealous. Dan jo...
Aging schoolteacher Nora Trinell is waiting to meet presidential candidate Dewey Roberts. As she waits, she drifts back to the time when the young Dewey was her pupil in 1916 and had a crush on her. She pays him special attention and encourages him to pursue his dreams. However, on learning that Nora is married to her fellow teacher, Dan Hopkins, the boy becomes jealous. Dan joins the Canadian forces as they enter World War I and is killed in battle.
The Black Swan
Henry King
USA 
Henry Morgan is pardoned from the gallows and named governor of Jamaica to rid the Caribbean of pirates and keep peace between England and Spain. Pirates are offered royal pardon if they abandon their life of pillage. One of Morgan's pirate friends, James Waring, falls in love with the former governor?s daughter, Margaret Denby. When renegade pirates Billy Leech and Wogan refus...
Henry Morgan is pardoned from the gallows and named governor of Jamaica to rid the Caribbean of pirates and keep peace between England and Spain. Pirates are offered royal pardon if they abandon their life of pillage. One of Morgan's pirate friends, James Waring, falls in love with the former governor?s daughter, Margaret Denby. When renegade pirates Billy Leech and Wogan refuse to obey Morgan's authority, he sends James to capture them.
The Song of Bernadette
Henry King
USA 
In 1858, Bernadette Soubirous, a poor young peasant girl, claims that she has had visions of a "Beautiful Lady" in a grotto near her home town of Lourdes and proceeds to follow her instructions to dig a spring nearby. The water turns out to have healing powers. The news spreads rapidly throughout France, causing all sorts of reactions, from the skepticism of the town doctor to ...
In 1858, Bernadette Soubirous, a poor young peasant girl, claims that she has had visions of a "Beautiful Lady" in a grotto near her home town of Lourdes and proceeds to follow her instructions to dig a spring nearby. The water turns out to have healing powers. The news spreads rapidly throughout France, causing all sorts of reactions, from the skepticism of the town doctor to the reluctant support of her mother and the Dean of Lourdes.
Wilson
Henry King
USA 
In 1912, Woodrow Wilson, head of Princeton University, is elected Governor of New Jersey. He is so successful in the position that he soon becomes President of the United States. When World War I breaks out in Europe, Wilson maintains neutrality, but during his second term in office he finds it impossible to maintain his stance and enters the war in April 1917. Deeply disturbed...
In 1912, Woodrow Wilson, head of Princeton University, is elected Governor of New Jersey. He is so successful in the position that he soon becomes President of the United States. When World War I breaks out in Europe, Wilson maintains neutrality, but during his second term in office he finds it impossible to maintain his stance and enters the war in April 1917. Deeply disturbed by the mounting casualties, Wilson conceives the League of Nations, although the isolationist Congress refuses to permit America to join the organisation.
A Bell for Adano
Henry King
USA 
Towards the end of WWII, Major Joppolo has to reinstate civilian administration in a small Italian town. Although he stops the lynching of the former Fascist mayor by the starving citizens, he is nevertheless harsh on other Mussolini supporters. He also has to get supplies into town without interfering with troop movements. As a gesture of affection for the people in his charge...
Towards the end of WWII, Major Joppolo has to reinstate civilian administration in a small Italian town. Although he stops the lynching of the former Fascist mayor by the starving citizens, he is nevertheless harsh on other Mussolini supporters. He also has to get supplies into town without interfering with troop movements. As a gesture of affection for the people in his charge, Joppolo tries to replace the enormous church bell stolen at the start of the war.
Captain from Castile
Henry King
USA 
Pedro de Vargas is a young 16th-century Spanish nobleman accused of heresy by the inquisitor Diego de Silva. After his 12-year-old sister is tortured to death, friends help him and his parents to escape. Vargas sees his parents safely out of Spain and enlists in Cortes' army, on its way to the New World in search of riches and fame, until he can avenge his sister's death. He ri...
Pedro de Vargas is a young 16th-century Spanish nobleman accused of heresy by the inquisitor Diego de Silva. After his 12-year-old sister is tortured to death, friends help him and his parents to escape. Vargas sees his parents safely out of Spain and enlists in Cortes' army, on its way to the New World in search of riches and fame, until he can avenge his sister's death. He rises to the rank of captain, but De Silva arrives during the march to Mexico to unmask the heretics in their ranks.
Deep Waters
Henry King
USA 
The life of Hod Stillwell, a fisherman, changes when his social worker girlfriend Ann obliges him to take in an orphan, Donny Mitchell, who, after being placed in a foster home, has landed himself in trouble and been caught stealing. Stillwell befriends the boy with the help of fellow fisherman Joe Sanger and ends up adopting him.
The life of Hod Stillwell, a fisherman, changes when his social worker girlfriend Ann obliges him to take in an orphan, Donny Mitchell, who, after being placed in a foster home, has landed himself in trouble and been caught stealing. Stillwell befriends the boy with the help of fellow fisherman Joe Sanger and ends up adopting him.
Prince of Foxes
Henry King
USA 
During the Italian Renaissance, ambitious courtier Andrea Orsini is sent by the scheming Cesare Borgia to infiltrate a city-state in preparation for his taking it over. The city is ruled by the kindly Count Varano, who has a much younger wife named Camilla. Orsini falls in love with her and can?t bring himself to betray them. Cesare attacks the city and Count Varano is killed. ...
During the Italian Renaissance, ambitious courtier Andrea Orsini is sent by the scheming Cesare Borgia to infiltrate a city-state in preparation for his taking it over. The city is ruled by the kindly Count Varano, who has a much younger wife named Camilla. Orsini falls in love with her and can?t bring himself to betray them. Cesare attacks the city and Count Varano is killed. Turning against the Borgias, Andrea is tortured and humiliated before escaping to defeat Borgia's army and marry the Countess.
Twelve O’Clock High
Henry King
USA 
In 1949, Major Stovall visits an abandoned airbase in the English countryside, remembering the time when his unit was stationed there during the war. They suffered extremely high casualties and their effectiveness was low, partly due to the fact that Coronel Davenport had identified with his men to such an extent that he was unable to send them to their death. General Savage ha...
In 1949, Major Stovall visits an abandoned airbase in the English countryside, remembering the time when his unit was stationed there during the war. They suffered extremely high casualties and their effectiveness was low, partly due to the fact that Coronel Davenport had identified with his men to such an extent that he was unable to send them to their death. General Savage had taken command, cutting back on leave, closing the local bar and disciplining the men.
The Gunfighter
Henry King
USA 
Gunfighter Jimmy Ringo arrives in town to see his small son and estranged wife Peggy, who is now the local teacher. He is helped by the sheriff, a former member of his gang and friend. Ringo?s dream of making a new life for himself and his family is brought to an end when his past catches up with him and he is killed by an aspiring gunslinger desperate to make a name for himsel...
Gunfighter Jimmy Ringo arrives in town to see his small son and estranged wife Peggy, who is now the local teacher. He is helped by the sheriff, a former member of his gang and friend. Ringo?s dream of making a new life for himself and his family is brought to an end when his past catches up with him and he is killed by an aspiring gunslinger desperate to make a name for himself.
I’d Climb the Highest Mountain
Henry King
USA 
Itinerant preacher William Thompson and his wife Mary Elizabeth settle in a small community in Georgia's Blue Ridge Mountains. As complications arise for the young couple, William solves them through his goodness, while the beautiful Mary stands by his side. His spirit is tested when an epidemic sweeps the community; William offers to turn the church into a hospital, where both...
Itinerant preacher William Thompson and his wife Mary Elizabeth settle in a small community in Georgia's Blue Ridge Mountains. As complications arise for the young couple, William solves them through his goodness, while the beautiful Mary stands by his side. His spirit is tested when an epidemic sweeps the community; William offers to turn the church into a hospital, where both he and Mary work tirelessly to assist the only doctor in the mountains.
David and Bathsheba
Henry King
USA 
Returning to Jerusalem after saving Uriah's life in an attack, King David learns that Bathsheba, the woman he sees taking a bath in the next door house, is the same man?s wife. They soon become lovers. When rains cease and starvation sets in, David believes that God is punishing him for his sins. Bathsheba tells him she?s pregnant with his child and will be stoned to death as a...
Returning to Jerusalem after saving Uriah's life in an attack, King David learns that Bathsheba, the woman he sees taking a bath in the next door house, is the same man?s wife. They soon become lovers. When rains cease and starvation sets in, David believes that God is punishing him for his sins. Bathsheba tells him she?s pregnant with his child and will be stoned to death as an adulteress. King David sends Uriah to war in the hope that he will be killed.
Wait ‘till the Sun Shines, Nellie
Henry King
USA 
Ben Halper is the barber in a small town in the early years of the 20th century. His bored wife Nellie longs to move to a bigger city and their different natures lead to a rocky marriage. Nellie leaves her husband for her lover, but both are killed in a train accident. Although Halper does his best to raise his two children single-handed, the oldest son becomes a Chicago gangst...
Ben Halper is the barber in a small town in the early years of the 20th century. His bored wife Nellie longs to move to a bigger city and their different natures lead to a rocky marriage. Nellie leaves her husband for her lover, but both are killed in a train accident. Although Halper does his best to raise his two children single-handed, the oldest son becomes a Chicago gangster and is shot down in a gang war. When Ben's barber shop burns down, the locals help him rebuild it.
The Snows of Kilimanjaro
Henry King
USA 
Writer Harry Street is seriously wounded in an African hunting accident. Delirious, he remembers his first wife and great love, Cynthia Green, lost because of his obsession for wandering the world in search of stories for his books. Although Harry had harboured dreams of becoming a great novelist, despite having written several successful works, he feels that his talent has bee...
Writer Harry Street is seriously wounded in an African hunting accident. Delirious, he remembers his first wife and great love, Cynthia Green, lost because of his obsession for wandering the world in search of stories for his books. Although Harry had harboured dreams of becoming a great novelist, despite having written several successful works, he feels that his talent has been compromised by his quest for success. His badly neglected wife Helen tries to give him the will to live until help arrives.
O. Henry’s Full House (Segment “The Gift of the Magi”) / O. Henry’s Full House (Sketch “The Gift of the Magi”)
Henry King
USA 
In order to buy one another the perfect Christmas present, poor New York newlyweds Jim and Della each have to sell something dear to them.
In order to buy one another the perfect Christmas present, poor New York newlyweds Jim and Della each have to sell something dear to them.
King of the Khyber Rifles
Henry King
USA 
Half-caste British captain Alan King takes supplies to the outpost of Peshawar, India. On the way, his unit is ambushed by Karram Khan, a traitor and King?s former childhood friend. The commander at Peshawar, General Maitland, has brought his daughter Susan along with him. Although the British officers distrust Captain King because he is a half-caste, General Maitland treats hi...
Half-caste British captain Alan King takes supplies to the outpost of Peshawar, India. On the way, his unit is ambushed by Karram Khan, a traitor and King?s former childhood friend. The commander at Peshawar, General Maitland, has brought his daughter Susan along with him. Although the British officers distrust Captain King because he is a half-caste, General Maitland treats him on the basis of his impeccable military record, even if he?s not so sure of his daughter's romance with the man.
Untamed
Henry King
USA 
When the great potato famine hits Ireland, thousands of people are forced to emigrate, among them Katie O'Neill and her husband, Shawn Kildare, who decide to head for South Africa. Once there, Kildare dies in a Zulu attack and Katie is reunited with Paul Van Riebeck, a Boer leader with whom she had fallen in love in Ireland. After much hardship and changes in fortune, Katie is ...
When the great potato famine hits Ireland, thousands of people are forced to emigrate, among them Katie O'Neill and her husband, Shawn Kildare, who decide to head for South Africa. Once there, Kildare dies in a Zulu attack and Katie is reunited with Paul Van Riebeck, a Boer leader with whom she had fallen in love in Ireland. After much hardship and changes in fortune, Katie is finally able to settle with Van Riebeck as the Orange Free State becomes a reality.
Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing
Henry King
USA 
Han Suyin, a widowed Eurasian doctor in Hong Kong, falls in love with Mark Elliot, a married American war correspondent. Although they suffer the bigotry of those around them and Mark's wife refuses to grant him a divorce, their affair continues until he is posted to Korea and killed.
Han Suyin, a widowed Eurasian doctor in Hong Kong, falls in love with Mark Elliot, a married American war correspondent. Although they suffer the bigotry of those around them and Mark's wife refuses to grant him a divorce, their affair continues until he is posted to Korea and killed.
Carousel
Henry King
USA 
Billy, a spirit in Heaven, begs the starkeeper for a visit to earth to help his teenage daughter understand his death and prepare for her graduation. Billy was an impetuous circus barker living in a New England fishing village who fell in love with and married a cotton mill worker named Julie. Unable to find a job outside the circus, he had planned to take part in a robbery, al...
Billy, a spirit in Heaven, begs the starkeeper for a visit to earth to help his teenage daughter understand his death and prepare for her graduation. Billy was an impetuous circus barker living in a New England fishing village who fell in love with and married a cotton mill worker named Julie. Unable to find a job outside the circus, he had planned to take part in a robbery, although he later repented and was killed while trying to prevent it. Billy sets things right with his daughter before returning to the Great Beyond.
The Sun Also Rises
Henry King
USA 
After the First World War, Jake Barnes drifts through Europe seeking excitement to compensate for the impotence caused by a war wound. In Paris he meets Lady Brett Ashley, the woman who helped him to recover from his injuries during the war. Jake goes to Pamplona with his friend Bill for the San Fermín festivities. Lady Brett is already there with friends. Tensions mount betwe...
After the First World War, Jake Barnes drifts through Europe seeking excitement to compensate for the impotence caused by a war wound. In Paris he meets Lady Brett Ashley, the woman who helped him to recover from his injuries during the war. Jake goes to Pamplona with his friend Bill for the San Fermín festivities. Lady Brett is already there with friends. Tensions mount between the men as they vie for the attentions of Lady Brett, who only has eyes for the young matador Pedro Romero.
The Bravados
Henry King
USA 
Jim Douglass arrives in town the night before the hanging of four outlaws he believes are also responsible for raping and murdering his wife. Althouth the four escape, they are followed closely by Douglass, who proceeds to kill them one by one despite their claims to innocence. Finally, the last surviving fugitive convinces him that the killer was his trusted neighbour, forcing...
Jim Douglass arrives in town the night before the hanging of four outlaws he believes are also responsible for raping and murdering his wife. Althouth the four escape, they are followed closely by Douglass, who proceeds to kill them one by one despite their claims to innocence. Finally, the last surviving fugitive convinces him that the killer was his trusted neighbour, forcing Douglass to ask himself if he is any better than the criminals.
This Earth Is Mine / The Earth Is Mine
Henry King
USA 
In California?s Napa Valley, the conflicts between two generations of vintners explode during the Prohibition. Philippe Rambeau believes in his profession while his grandson John is only in the business to make money and would rather the family went into bootlegging. Philippe calls another granddaughter, Elizabeth Rambeau, from England. John and Elizabeth fall in love, but she ...
In California?s Napa Valley, the conflicts between two generations of vintners explode during the Prohibition. Philippe Rambeau believes in his profession while his grandson John is only in the business to make money and would rather the family went into bootlegging. Philippe calls another granddaughter, Elizabeth Rambeau, from England. John and Elizabeth fall in love, but she disagrees with his behaviour.
Beloved Infidel
Henry King
USA 
Gossip columnist and aspiring novelist Sheilah Graham meets Scott Fitzgerald during his latter days as a Hollywood screenwriter. Deep in debt due to his wife's stay in a mental hospital and his daughter's private school tuition, Fitzgerald takes a job writing film scripts to pay the bills while he attempts to complete another novel to re-establish his position as one of the imp...
Gossip columnist and aspiring novelist Sheilah Graham meets Scott Fitzgerald during his latter days as a Hollywood screenwriter. Deep in debt due to his wife's stay in a mental hospital and his daughter's private school tuition, Fitzgerald takes a job writing film scripts to pay the bills while he attempts to complete another novel to re-establish his position as one of the important American authors of his century. Graham becomes Fitzgerald's aide and inspiration.
Tender Is the Night
Henry King
USA 
In the 20s, the wealthy but seriously disturbed Nicole marries her psychiatrist, Dick Diver. Together, they live in her house on the Riviera where they lead an intense social life as the doctor starts losing his analytical skills and intellectual capacity. While Nicole grows stronger, the doctor becomes totally dependent upon her emotionally and financially. Nicole asks Dick fo...
In the 20s, the wealthy but seriously disturbed Nicole marries her psychiatrist, Dick Diver. Together, they live in her house on the Riviera where they lead an intense social life as the doctor starts losing his analytical skills and intellectual capacity. While Nicole grows stronger, the doctor becomes totally dependent upon her emotionally and financially. Nicole asks Dick for a divorce so that she can marry her lover.
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