Henry E. King

Deceased at Deceased

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Last Updated 1/8/2012

General Information

Employment History

Assistant Manager  - Jokai Tea Co.

Partner  - FA Roberts and Company

One Rare Journalist  - Jack Lail


Member  - Franklinville Baptist Church

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Silent Westerns - The Best & the Worst (by Boyd Magers)

Involved plot with lots of players but extremely well written, performed and excitingly directed by soon-to-be-noted director Henry King.
Allying himself with director Henry King and writer Stephen Fox in Director Henry King (1886-1982) began as an actor in 1913 with over 100 credits. By 1915 he was directing a variety of films, including silent westerns with Russell. Having cut his teeth in silents he easily moved into talkies becoming one of the most commercially successful directors of the '20s, '30s and '40s helming such smashes as "Ramona", "Song of Bernadette", "Wilson", "Stanley and Livingstone", "Jesse James", "The Gunfighter", "Beloved Infidel", "The Bravados", and scores of others.

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14th Pordenone Silent Film Festival

The Programme was a feast to delight and satisfy the eye, the mind and the emotions embracing the silent films of China, the work of Henry King, a retrospective devoted to the animation of Dave Fleischer, films from the Steven Spielberg Jewish Film Archive in Jerusalem, the Jonathan Dennis collection from the New Zealand Film Archive, and a programme from The Cinematheque Québécoise.Henry King on the set of Romola" ALIGN="bottom" width="350" height="432"> Director Henry King on the set of Romola (1925)And what of Cinema's centenary?And what more could one ask for than a complete retrospective of Henry King's surviving silent films ... "I love Americana and do not feel we have to create it.It is already here but I do like to interpret it for the screen." This sentence summarizes the aesthetic vocation of director Henry King (1886-1982), and characterizes him as the poet of an unblemished nature and culture threatened by dissolution.Nicknamed "the flying director" because of his passion for airplanes, King has piloted an impressive artistic journey through the history of cinema.While his masterworks of the sound period are mostly connected to the aesthetic and economic evolution of 20th Century Fox, the films of the silent era made for several independent firms seem to crosscut all genres, from serials to westerns, adventure (The Devil's Bait, 1917), and social melodramas (Little Mary Sunshine (1916), in which he performs in the leading role - a tinted print of this film has just been found and will be presented at Pordenone.After having put together with Richard Barthelmess his own production company, emblematically called Inspiration Pictures, King directed Tol'able David (1921), a startling rural drama set in his native Virginia.The 1995 Pordenone Festival is honouring Henry King with a complete retrospective of his surviving silent films.The event will be followed up in 1996 by the Filmoteca Española with a comprehensive overview of his creative output and an illustrated catalogue.

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Ronald Colman - Vocal Velvet - Biography

While appearing on stage in New York in La Tendress, Director Henry King saw him, and engaged him as the leading man in the 1923 film, The White Sister, opposite Lillian Gish, and was an immediate success.

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