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Movies Directed By John Huston

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List of all movies directed by John Huston, listed alphabetically. These popular films directed by John Huston include trailers of the movies when available. This collection includes some of the best movies directed by John Huston, so use the list to find some movies you haven't already seen. From John Huston's studio films to John Huston's independent films, this John Huston filmography includes movies from all genres.

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  • 1

    A Walk with Love and Death

    Anjelica Huston, John Huston


    Directed byJohn Huston

    A Walk with Love and Death is a 1969 romantic/drama film directed by John Huston....  more
  • 2

    Across the Pacific

    Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor


    Directed byVincent Sherman, John Huston

    Across the Pacific is a 1942 American spy film set on the eve of the entry of the United States into World War II. The film was directed first by John Huston, then by Vincent Sherman after Huston...  more
  • 3


    Tim Curry, Bernadette Peters


    Directed byJohn Huston

    Annie is a 1982 American musical comedy-drama film adapted from Broadway musical of the same name by Charles Strouse, Martin Charnin and Thomas Meehan, which in turn is based on Little Orphan Annie,...  more

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  • 4

    Beat the Devil

    Humphrey Bogart, Gina Lollobrigida


    Directed byJohn Huston

    Beat the Devil is a 1953 film directed by John Huston. The screenplay was by Huston and Truman Capote, loosely based upon a novel of the same name by British journalist Claud Cockburn, writing under...  more
  • 5

    Casino Royale

    Woody Allen, Ursula Andress


    Directed byVal Guest, Joseph McGrath, Robert Parrish, John Huston, Ken Hughes

    Casino Royale is a 1967 spy comedy film originally produced by Columbia Pictures starring an ensemble cast of directors and actors. It is loosely based on Ian Fleming's first James Bond novel. The...  more

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  • 6

    Escape to Victory

    Sylvester Stallone, Pelé


    Directed byJohn Huston

    Escape to Victory (aka Victory) is a 1981 sports drama film about Allied POW who are interned in a German prison camp during WW II who play an exhibition match of Association football against a...  more
  • 7

    Fat City

    Jeff Bridges, Stacy Keach


    Directed byJohn Huston

    Fat City is a 1972 American neo-noir boxing drama film directed by John Huston. The picture stars Stacy Keach, Jeff Bridges, and Susan Tyrrell. One of Huston's later films, it is based on the boxing...  more
  • 8

    Freud: The Secret Passion

    Montgomery Clift, David McCallum


    Directed byJohn Huston

    Freud: The Secret Passion, also known as Freud, is a 1962 American biographical film drama based on the life of the Austrian psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud, directed by John Huston and starring...  more
  • 9

    Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison

    Robert Mitchum, Deborah Kerr


    Directed byJohn Huston

    Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison is a 1957 CinemaScope film which tells the story of two people stranded on a Japanese-occupied island in the Pacific Ocean during World War II. The movie was adapted by John...  more
  • 10

    In This Our Life

    Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland


    Directed byJohn Huston

    In This Our Life is a 1942 American drama film, the second to be directed by John Huston. The screenplay by Howard Koch is based on the 1941 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same title by Ellen...  more
  • 11


    Eli Wallach, Pat Hingle


    Directed byJohn Huston

    Independence is a 1976 docudrama film directed by John Huston and starring Eli Wallach, Pat Hingle and Anne Jackson. E.G. Marshall narrates. Independence was created for the U.S. National Park...  more
  • 12

    Key Largo

    Lauren Bacall, Humphrey Bogart


    Directed byJohn Huston

    Key Largo is a 1948 film noir directed by John Huston and starring Humphrey Bogart, Edward G. Robinson and Lauren Bacall and featuring Lionel Barrymore and Claire Trevor. The movie was adapted by...  more

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  • 13

    Let There Be Light

    Let There Be Light is a 1946 American documentary film directed by John Huston. The film was the last in a series of three films directed by Huston while serving in the United States Army Signal...  more
  • 14

    Moby Dick

    Orson Welles, Gregory Peck


    Directed byJohn Huston

    Moby Dick is a 1956 film adaptation of Herman Melville's novel Moby-Dick. It was directed by John Huston with a screenplay by Huston and Ray Bradbury. The film starred Gregory Peck, Richard Basehart,...  more
  • 15

    Moulin Rouge

    Zsa Zsa Gábor, José Ferrer


    Directed byJohn Huston

    Moulin Rouge is a 1952 British drama film directed by John Huston, produced by John and James Woolf for their Romulus Films company and released by United Artists. The film is set in Paris in the...  more
  • 16


    Paul Michael Glaser, Fritz Weaver


    Directed byJohn Huston

    Phobia is a thriller film released in 1980. The film stars Paul Michael Glaser from TV's Starsky and Hutch. It was directed by John Huston for Paramount Pictures....  more
  • 17

    Prizzi's Honor

    Jack Nicholson, Kathleen Turner


    Directed byJohn Huston

    Prizzi's Honor is a 1985 American film directed by John Huston. It stars Jack Nicholson, Kathleen Turner, Robert Loggia and, in an Academy Award-winning performance, the director's daughter Anjelica...  more

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  • 18

    Reflections in a Golden Eye

    Elizabeth Taylor, Marlon Brando


    Directed byJohn Huston

    Reflections in a Golden Eye is a film directed by John Huston based on the 1941 novel of the same name by Carson McCullers. It deals with elements of repressed sexuality, voyeurism, homosexuality,...  more
  • 19


    Directed byJohn Huston

    Report from the Aleutians is a 47-minute documentary propaganda film produced by the U.S. Army Signal Corps about the Aleutian Islands Campaign during World War II. It was directed and narrated by...  more
  • 20

    Sinful Davey

    John Hurt, Anjelica Huston


    Directed byJohn Huston

    Sinful Davey is a 1969 adventure/crime/comedy film. The movie stars John Hurt, Pamela Franklin, and in early appearances Fionnula Flanagan and Anjelica Huston....  more
  • 21

    The African Queen

    Katharine Hepburn, Humphrey Bogart


    Directed byJohn Huston

    The African Queen is a 1951 adventure film adapted from the 1935 novel of the same name by C. S. Forester. The film was directed by John Huston and produced by Sam Spiegel and John Woolf. The...  more

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  • 22

    The Asphalt Jungle

    Marilyn Monroe, Jack Warden


    Directed byJohn Huston

    The Asphalt Jungle is a 1950 film noir directed by John Huston. The caper film is based on the 1949 novel of the same name by W. R. Burnett and stars an ensemble cast including Sterling Hayden, Jean...  more
  • 23

    The Barbarian and the Geisha

    John Wayne, Sam Jaffe


    Directed byJohn Huston

    The Barbarian and the Geisha is a 1958 film starring John Wayne, Sam Jaffe and Japanese actress Eiko Ando set in 1850s Japan. Shot primarily on location in Japan, it was directed by John Huston....  more
  • 24


    Directed byJohn Huston

    The Battle of San Pietro is a documentary film directed by John Huston about the Battle of San Pietro Infine sixty miles from Naples during World War II. It was shot by Jules Buck. It was released in...  more
  • 25

    The Bible: In the Beginning...

    Peter O'Toole, Ava Gardner


    Directed byJohn Huston

    The Bible: In the Beginning... is a 1966 American-Italian religious epic film produced by Dino De Laurentiis and directed by John Huston. It recounts the first 22 chapters of the biblical Book of...  more