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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


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...

Harvey (1950)

Elwood P. Dowd (Stewart) is a middle-aged, amiable (and somewhat eccentric) individual whose best friend is an invisible 6' 3.5" tall rabbit named Harvey. As described by Dowd, Harvey is a pooka, a benign but mischievous creature from Celtic mythology who is especially fond of social outcasts (li...

The Inspector General (1949)

Georgi (Danny Kaye), an illiterate member of a wandering band of Gypsies led by Yakov (Walter Slezak) escapes from a travelling medicine show after he innocently lets slip that the elixir they're selling is a fraud. Tired and hungry, he wanders into the small town of Brodny and whilst trying to s...

Come to the Stable (1949)

One winter's night, two French nuns, Sister Margaret and Sister Scholastica, come to the small New England town of Bethlehem (most likely modeled after Bethlehem, Connecticut – given the Abbey of Regina Laudis in that real town and the proximity to New York City), where they meet Amelia Potts, a ...

The Luck of the Irish (1948)

Stephen Fitzgerald (Power), a newspaper reporter from New York, meets a leprechaun (Kellaway) and a beautiful young woman (Baxter) while traveling in Ireland. When he returns to his fiance (Meadows) and her wealthy father (Cobb)'s political campaign in New York, he finds that the leprechaun and t...

The Bishop's Wife (1947)

Bishop Henry Brougham (Niven) prays for divine guidance with the troubled building of a new cathedral. His plea is seemingly answered by a suave angel named Dudley (Grant), who reveals his identity initially only to the clergyman. However, Dudley's mission is not to help with the construction of...

The Unfinished Dance (1947)

Aspiring ballerina Meg Merlin idolizes the head of her dance school, Ariane Bouchet, so much so that she often neglects her own studies just to watch Ariane dance. Only the intervention of kindly Mr. Paternos keeps her from being expelled. When she hears that the "first lady of ballet," Lady Ann...

Two Sisters from Boston (1946)

Two Sisters from Boston is a 1946 musical comedy film directed by Henry Koster. Starring Kathryn Grayson, June Allyson, Lauritz Melchior, Jimmy Durante and Peter Lawford.

Jane Eyre (1944)

Orphaned and unwanted child Jane Eyre (Peggy Ann Garner) lives with her aunt, Mrs. Reed (Agnes Moorehead) of Gateshead Hall. Both Jane and her aunt are glad when Mrs. Reed arranges for Jane to be sent to Lowood Institution, a charity boarding school run by the harsh Reverend Brocklehurst (Henry D...

It Started with Eve (1941)

It Started with Eve is a 1941 American musical romantic comedy film directed by Henry Koster and starring Deanna Durbin, Robert Cummings, and Charles Laughton. Based on a story by Hanns Kräly, the film is about a man whose dying father wants to meet his son's new fiancée, but she is unavailable, ...

First Love (1939)

Constance Harding is an unhappy orphan who will soon graduate from Miss Wiggins' school for girls. Her only real relatives are members from the James Clinton family, but they show little interest in the teenager. She is brought to New York by one of their butlers, where she moves in with a bunch ...

Three Smart Girls Grow Up (1939)

Three Smart Girls Grow Up is a 1939 American musical comedy film directed by Henry Koster and starring Deanna Durbin, Nan Grey, and Helen Parrish. Written by Felix Jackson and Bruce Manning, the film is about three sisters who believe life is going to be easy now that their parents are back toget...

The Rage of Paris (1938)

The Rage of Paris is a 1938 American comedy film made by Universal Pictures. The movie was directed by Henry Koster, and written by Bruce Manning and Felix Jackson. It won the Venice Film Festival for Special Recommendation.

One Hundred Men and a Girl (1937)

John Cardwell (Adolphe Menjou), a trombone player, is only one of a large group of unemployed musicians. He tries unsuccessfully to gain an interview and audition with Leopold Stokowski, but not to disappoint his daughter, Patricia (Patsy) (Deanna Durbin), he tells her that he has managed to get ...

Three Smart Girls (1936)

Three Smart Girls is a 1936 American musical comedy film directed by Henry Koster and starring Barbara Read, Nan Grey, Deanna Durbin, and Ray Milland. The film, Durbin's feature film debut, had a screenplay by Adele Comandini and Austin Parker, and is about three sisters who travel to New York Ci...

The Cross-Patch (1935)

The Cross-Patch or De Kribbebijter is a 1935 Dutch film directed by Henry Koster and Ernst Winar.

The Tunnel (1933)

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