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John Huston: The Man, the Movies, the Maverick (1988)

Biography of risk-taker and raconteur John Huston from his childhood to become one of the most highly respected filmmakers in the world.

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Frank Martin
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2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Mitchum ... Himself - Host
Lauren Bacall ... Herself
Paul Newman ... Himself
Evelyn Keyes ... Herself
Arthur Miller ... Himself
Marietta Tree Marietta Tree ... Herself
Michael Fitzgerald Michael Fitzgerald ... Himself
Tom Shaw Tom Shaw ... Himself
Anjelica Huston ... Herself
Michael Caine ... Himself
Oswald Morris ... Himself (as Ossie Morris)
Danny Huston ... Himself
Zoe Sallis ... Herself (as Zoë Sallis)
Lord Hemphill Lord Hemphill ... Himself
Lady Hemphill Lady Hemphill ... Herself
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Documentary film tracing the colorful career of writer-director-actor John Huston, from his youth through early days as a soldier, writer, and director to his masterful achievements as one of Hollywood's great filmmakers. In addition to his films, his relationships with his father, actor Walter Huston, great friend Humphrey Bogart, and his children are explored. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

John Huston See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This can be found on the 2003 DVD release of The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948). See more »

Goofs

When discussing "Key Largo", the narrator incorrectly states that "Key Largo" received an Oscar nomination for Best Picture. In fact, it only received one nomination, in the Supporting Actress category. See more »

Quotes

John Huston: [Last lines as he asks person filming him to leave] Go away. Leave me alone.
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Connections

References Juarez (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

September Song
From the musical play "Knickerbocker Holiday"
Words by Maxwell Anderson
Music by Kurt Weill
Performed by Walter Huston
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Great Documentary on Huston
12 January 2012 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

John Huston: The Man, The Movies, The Maverick (1989)

*** 1/2 (out of 4)

The title pretty much tells you everything this documentary is about. Clocking in at 129-minutes, this documentary covers both the personal and professional life of director John Huston and features interviews with the likes of Paul Newman, Lauren Bacall, Evelyn Keyes, Michael Fitzgerald, Arthur Miller, Anjelica Huston, Tom Shaw and Michael Caine. Robert Mitchum serves as both host and narrator. I think the film deserves a lot of credit for being very open and honest about this subject matter and I'm glad that they didn't try and show Huston in some false light. This includes mentioning his killing a woman in the 30s by accidentally running over her, the various wives he had and other character flaws. We also get to hear several great stories about what he was doing before he came to Hollywood and then, of course, his Hollywood films speak for themselves. You really get a great idea of what Huston was like and this documentary makes you want to go out and see the films all over again. There are some great stories told by Bacall as she recounts several moments between Huston and her husband Humphrey Bogart. There are some great stories about being on the set of THE African QUEEN as well as others about KEY LARGO, THE MISFITS and countless other films. Overall this is a very well-made and an extremely detailed documentary that tries to cover just about everything Huston did. This includes his acting gigs, his WWII documentaries and his paintings. If you're interested in the director and his work you're not going to find a better movie than this. Even better are the countless interviews with Huston throughout his career so you get to hear from the man himself.


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