John Huston


John Huston


The word came by phone when he was in the middle of directing Bogie in a scene in which the Japanese enemy had surrounded hero Bogart in a small building. His escape had been carefully rehearsed — who he shot, who he knifed, and through which window he would jump, etc.

“Huston never said a word about the receipt of his ‘call-up,’ he just tripled the number of Japanese around the building, boarded it up with the hero inside and left for Europe. A hastily summoned take-over director found a note on the door: ‘I’m in the Army — Bogie will know how to get out.’ ”


Hollywood has always been a cage... a cage to catch our dreams.

~John Houston
Biographical Note: 

John Huston was a U.S. motion picture director. Among his classic films are The Maltese Falcon (1941), The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948), and The African Queen (1951), all with Humphrey Bogart, his closest collaborator.

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