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Henry Koster

Henry Koster


Birthdate: May 1, 1905

Deathdate: September 21, 1988

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Henry Koster (May 1, 1905 – September 21, 1988) was born Hermann Kosterlitz in Berlin, Germany. He became a film director and later moved to Hollywood. Koster's father, a salesman, left home when Henry was a young man. Koster still managed to finish gymnasium (high school) in Berlin while working as short story writer and cartoonist. Description above from the Wikipedia arti... ...detailed bio

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The Singing Nun (1966)

The Singing Nun is a 1966 American semi-biographical film about the life of Jeanine Deckers, a nun who recorded the chart-topping hit song "Dominique". It starred Debbie Reynolds in the title role. The film also stars Ricardo Montalban, Katherine Ross, Chad Everett, and Ed Sullivan as himself. It...
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Dear Brigitte (1965)

Stewart stars as Prof. Robert Leaf, an American college professor with a genius son, the precocious Erasmus (Bill Mumy). After using his skills for gambling at the racetrack, Erasmus becomes infatuated with model and actress Brigitte Bardot (who plays herself in the film). Through his love letter...
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Take Her, She's Mine (1963)

A father is overprotective toward his teenage daughter as she leaves home to go to college and study abroad in Paris.
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Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation (1962)

Mr. Hobbs is an overworked banker whose wife Peggy plans a quiet seaside vacation with their family, including the grown daughters, family cook, sons-in-law and grandchildren. What he finds upon reaching their vacation destination is a very dilapidated beach house with nosy neighbors. Complicat...
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Flower Drum Song (1961)

A young woman named Mei Li arrives from China as an illegal immigrant with her father in San Francisco, California to enter into an arranged marriage with the owner of a night club, Sammy Fong (inspired by the actual Forbidden City nightclub). Her intended is already involved with his leading sho...
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The Story of Ruth (1960)

The first part of the film revolves around Ruth, a pagan idolatress who serves as the spiritual teacher of a young Moabitess girl Tebah who is being prepared to be sacrificed to Chemosh, a Moabite deity. High-priestess Eleilat, along with Ruth, orders Mahlon, a Judean artisan, to brush the Tebah'...
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The Naked Maja (1958)

For the painting by Francisco de Goya whose title is often translated as "The Naked Maja", see La maja desnuda. The Naked Maja (1958) is an Italian-French-American co-production made by S.G.C., Titanus Films and United Artists. This historical film recounting of the romance between the painter F...
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My Man Godfrey (1957)

My Man Godfrey is a 1957 comedy film starring June Allyson and David Niven. It is a remake of Gregory La Cava's 1936 screwball comedy of the same name. Allyson played the role created by Carole Lombard in the original version, and Niven took on the role made famous by William Powell. Niven had p...
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D-Day The Sixth of June (1956)

A few hours before D-Day, Special Force Six embarks to destroy an especially well-defended German gun emplacement on the Normandy coast. As the ship steams towards it, the officers and men recall what circumstances brought them there, especially Wynter and Parker. Captain Brad Parker, an America...
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Good Morning Miss Dove (1955)

Miss Dove, commonly referred to as "the terrible Miss Dove," is a prim and proper geography teacher who governs her classroom with strict disciplinary rules, dependable habits and a common-sense approach to life's everyday challenges. To the citizens and former pupils of Liberty Hill, she is re...
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The Virgin Queen (1955)

In 1581, Walter Raleigh (Richard Todd), recently returned from the fighting in Ireland, pressures unwilling tavern patrons into freeing from the mud the stuck carriage of Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester (Herbert Marshall). When Leicester asks how he can repay the kindness, Raleigh asks for an in...
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A Man Called Peter (1955)

A Man Called Peter is a 1955 American drama film directed by Henry Koster and starring Richard Todd. The film is based on the life of preacher Peter Marshall, who served as Chaplain of the United States Senate before his early death. It is adapted from the 1951 biography of the same name, written...
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Désirée (1954)

In 1794, in Marseille, Désirée Clary (Jean Simmons) makes the acquaintance of a Corsican named Joseph Bonaparte (Cameron Mitchell) and invites him and his brother, General Napoleon Bonaparte (Marlon Brando), to call upon the family the following day. The next day, Julie (Elizabeth Sellars), Désir...
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My Cousin Rachel (1954)

When Philip Ashley's (Richard Burton) much-loved (and rich) cousin Ambrose (John Sutton) dies, he is convinced that Ambrose was murdered by his new wife Rachel (Olivia de Havilland) to inherit his wealth. But when he meets Rachel and falls in love with her, he knows that his suspicions must have ...
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The Robe (1953)

The action takes place in Ancient Rome, Judaea, Capri, and Galilee in a time period stretching from 32 A.D. to 38 A.D. Marcellus Gallio (Richard Burton), son of an important Roman senator (Torin Thatcher) and himself a military tribune begins the film in a prologue that introduces the viewer to ...
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Stars and Stripes Forever (1952)

While loosely based on Sousa's autobiography Marching Along, the film takes considerable liberties and dramatic license, often expanding and extrapolating on themes and passages in the book. In the 1890s, Sergeant Major John Philip Sousa, the director of the United States Marine Band, leaves the...
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O. Henry's Full House (1952)

O. Henry's Full House is a 1952 American anthology film made by 20th Century Fox, consisting of five separate stories by O. Henry. The film was produced by André Hakim and directed by five separate directors from five separate screenplays. The music score was composed by Alfred Newman. The film i...
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Mr. Belvedere Rings the Bell (1951)

Mr. Belvedere Rings the Bell is a 1951 comedy film, the third and final one starring Clifton Webb as Lynn Belvedere. Mr. Belvedere lies about his age and lives in a senior citizens home to determine if there was any point in growing old. As a result, he inspires the residents of the senior citize...
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No Highway in the Sky (1951)

The film follows Theodore Honey (James Stewart), a highly eccentric "boffin" with the Royal Aircraft Establishment. A widower with a precocious young daughter, Elspeth (Janette Scott), Honey is sent from Farnborough to investigate the crash of a "Reindeer" airliner in Labrador, which he theorizes...
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Wabash Avenue (1950)

Ruby Summers is a burlesque queen in a successful dance hall in 1892 Chicago. The owner of the dance hall Mike has cheated his ex-partner Andy Clark out of a half interest in the business. Andy schemes to potentially ruin Mike and also hopes to make Ruby a classy entertainer, as well as his own g...