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John Marcellus Huston (1906–1987), was an American film director, screenwriter and actor. He wrote the screenplays for most of the 37 feature films he directed, many of which are today considered classics: The Maltese Falcon, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, Key Largo, The Asphalt Jungle, The African Queen, Moulin Rouge, The Misfits, and The Man Who Would Be King. During his 46-year career, Huston received 15 Oscar nominations, and won twice.


John Huston and Orson Welles, on the set of “The Other Side of the Wind” [unfinished movie (1971-1976) dir. by Orson Welles]


"The African Queen" Humphrey Bogart, director John Huston 1951 Romulus Films


Marilyn Monroe, Eli Wallach, Clark Gable, Montgomery Clift & writer Arthur Miller having a laugh on set of The Misfits, 1961, John Huston.

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Marilyn Monroe and Clark Gable on the set of The Misfits, 1961, directed by John Huston.

Robert Mitchum and Deborah Kerr on the set of Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison, 1957, directed by John Huston.

"I've never met such a man....He can do anything. He watches every detail from start to finish, and he never sits down. I've never been so happy with a director in my life."~Ava Gardner, "Living With Miss G" by Mearene Jordan. George Cukor was her second favorite director next to John Huston.