John Huston


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John Marcellus Huston (August 5, 1906 – August 28, 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 (1941), The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948), Key Largo (1948), The Asphalt Jungle (1950), The African Queen (1951), Moulin Rouge (1952), The Misfits ... more »

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  • ''Heavy. What is it? The stuff that dreams are made of.''
    John Huston (1906-1987), U.S. filmmaker. Detective Tom Polhaus (Ward Bond) to Sam Spade (Humphrey Bogart), The Maltese Falcon, about the Maltese falco...
  • ''After all, crime is only a lefthanded form of human endeavor.''
    John Huston (1906-1987), U.S. filmmaker. Emmerich, in The Asphalt Jungle (1950). scripted and directed by Huston; based on a novel by W.R. Burnett...
  • Well, Wilmer, I'm sorry indeed to lose you. But I want you to know I couldn't be fonder of you if you were my own son. Well, if you lose a son it's possible to get another. There's only one Maltese fa...
    John Huston (1906-1987), U.S. filmmaker. Kasper Gutman (Sydney Greenstreet), The Maltese Falcon, to Wilmer (Elisha Cook, Jr.) upon deciding to making ...
  • ''Hollywood has always been a cage ... a cage to catch our dreams.''
    John Huston (1906-1987), U.S. filmmaker. Quoted in London Sunday Times (December 27, 1987).
  • ''You're a good man, sister.''
    John Huston (1906-1987), U.S. filmmaker. Sam Spade (Humphrey Bogart), The Maltese Falcon, to Effie Perine, his loyal and shrewd secretary, who effecti...
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