Henry Koster

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 article Henry Koster, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia. ​

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Harvey (1950)

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The story of Elwood P. Dowd who makes friends with a spirit taking the form of a human-sized rabbit named Harvey that only he sees (and a few privileged others on occasion also.) After his sister tries to commit him to a mental institution, a comedy of errors ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henry Koster
CAST:  James Stewart  •  Josephine Hull  •  Peggy Dow  •  Charles Drake

The story of Elwood P. Dowd who makes friends with a spirit taking the form of a human-sized rabbit named Harvey that only he sees (and a few privileged others on occasion also.) After his sister tries to commit him to a mental institution, a comedy of errors ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henry Koster
CAST:  James Stewart  •  Josephine Hull  •  Peggy Dow  •  Charles Drake

Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation (1962)

Banker Roger Hobbs wants to spend his vacation alone with his wife, Peggy, but she insists on a family vacation at a California beach house that turns out to be ugly and broken down. Daughter Katey, embarrassed by her braces, refuses to go to the beach, as does ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henry Koster
CAST:  James Stewart  •  Maureen O'Hara  •  Fabian  •  John Saxon

Banker Roger Hobbs wants to spend his vacation alone with his wife, Peggy, but she insists on a family vacation at a California beach house that turns out to be ugly and broken down. Daughter Katey, embarrassed by her braces, refuses to go to the beach, as does ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henry Koster
CAST:  James Stewart  •  Maureen O'Hara  •  Fabian  •  John Saxon

No Highway (1951)

James Stewart plays aeronautical engineer Theodore Honey, the quintessential absent-minded professor: eccentric, forgetful, but brilliant. His studies show that the aircraft being manufactured by his employer has a subtle but deadly design flaw that manifests ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henry Koster
CAST:  James Stewart  •  Marlene Dietrich  •  Glynis Johns  •  Jack Hawkins

James Stewart plays aeronautical engineer Theodore Honey, the quintessential absent-minded professor: eccentric, forgetful, but brilliant. His studies show that the aircraft being manufactured by his employer has a subtle but deadly design flaw that manifests ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henry Koster
CAST:  James Stewart  •  Marlene Dietrich  •  Glynis Johns  •  Jack Hawkins

One Hundred Men and a Girl (1937)

The daughter of a struggling musician forms a symphony orchestra made up of his unemployed friends and through persistence, charm and a few misunderstandings, is able to get Leopold Stokowski to lead them in a concert that leads to a radio contract.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henry Koster
CAST:  Deanna Durbin  •  Leopold Stokowski  •  Adolphe Menjou  •  Alice Brady

The daughter of a struggling musician forms a symphony orchestra made up of his unemployed friends and through persistence, charm and a few misunderstandings, is able to get Leopold Stokowski to lead them in a concert that leads to a radio contract.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henry Koster
CAST:  Deanna Durbin  •  Leopold Stokowski  •  Adolphe Menjou  •  Alice Brady

The Bishop's Wife (1947)

An Episcopal Bishop, Henry Brougham, has been working for months on the plans for an elaborate new cathedral which he hopes will be paid for primarily by a wealthy, stubborn widow. He is losing sight of his family and of why he became a churchman in the first place ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henry Koster
CAST:  Cary Grant  •  Loretta Young  •  David Niven  •  Monty Woolley

An Episcopal Bishop, Henry Brougham, has been working for months on the plans for an elaborate new cathedral which he hopes will be paid for primarily by a wealthy, stubborn widow. He is losing sight of his family and of why he became a churchman in the first place ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henry Koster
CAST:  Cary Grant  •  Loretta Young  •  David Niven  •  Monty Woolley

The Virgin Queen (1955)

Sir Walter Raleigh overcomes court intrigue to win favor with the Queen in order to get financing for a proposed voyage to the New World.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henry Koster
CAST:  Richard Todd  •  Bette Davis  •  Joan Collins  •  Jay Robinson

Sir Walter Raleigh overcomes court intrigue to win favor with the Queen in order to get financing for a proposed voyage to the New World.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henry Koster
CAST:  Richard Todd  •  Bette Davis  •  Joan Collins  •  Jay Robinson

Three Smart Girls (1936)

The three Craig sisters Penny, Kay, and Joan, go to New York to stop their divorced father from marrying gold digger Donna Lyons and re-unite him with their mother.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henry Koster
CAST:  Deanna Durbin  •  Barbara Read  •  Nan Grey  •  Charles Winninger

The three Craig sisters Penny, Kay, and Joan, go to New York to stop their divorced father from marrying gold digger Donna Lyons and re-unite him with their mother.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henry Koster
CAST:  Deanna Durbin  •  Barbara Read  •  Nan Grey  •  Charles Winninger

Come to the Stable (1949)

Two nuns arrive unannounced in the small New England town of Bethlehem, where they recruit various townspeople to help them build a children's hospital.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henry Koster
CAST:  Loretta Young  •  Celeste Holm  •  Hugh Marlowe  •  Elsa Lanchester

Two nuns arrive unannounced in the small New England town of Bethlehem, where they recruit various townspeople to help them build a children's hospital.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henry Koster
CAST:  Loretta Young  •  Celeste Holm  •  Hugh Marlowe  •  Elsa Lanchester

The Luck of the Irish (1948)

Following American reporter Stephen Fitzgerald from Ireland to New York, a grateful leprechaun acts as the newsman's servant and conscience.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henry Koster
CAST:  Tyrone Power  •  Anne Baxter  •  Cecil Kellaway  •  Lee J. Cobb

Following American reporter Stephen Fitzgerald from Ireland to New York, a grateful leprechaun acts as the newsman's servant and conscience.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henry Koster
CAST:  Tyrone Power  •  Anne Baxter  •  Cecil Kellaway  •  Lee J. Cobb

My Cousin Rachel (1952)

A young man plots revenge against the woman he believes murdered his cousin, but his plans are shaken when he comes face to face with the enigmatic beauty.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henry Koster
CAST:  Olivia de Havilland  •  Richard Burton  •  Audrey Dalton  •  Ronald Squire

A young man plots revenge against the woman he believes murdered his cousin, but his plans are shaken when he comes face to face with the enigmatic beauty.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henry Koster
CAST:  Olivia de Havilland  •  Richard Burton  •  Audrey Dalton  •  Ronald Squire

Music for Millions (1944)

Six year old "Mike" joins her sister Barbara Ainsworth who plays in a classical orchestra during WWII  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henry Koster
CAST:  Margaret O'Brien  •  Jimmy Durante  •  José Iturbi  •  June Allyson

Six year old "Mike" joins her sister Barbara Ainsworth who plays in a classical orchestra during WWII  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henry Koster
CAST:  Margaret O'Brien  •  Jimmy Durante  •  José Iturbi  •  June Allyson

My Blue Heaven (1950)

Radio star Kitty Moran, long married to partner Jack, finds she's pregnant, but miscarries. For a change, the couple turn their act into a series on early TV and try to adopt a baby. Finally they acquiring a girl in a somewhat back alley manner.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henry Koster
CAST:  Betty Grable  •  Dan Dailey  •  David Wayne  •  Mitzi Gaynor

Radio star Kitty Moran, long married to partner Jack, finds she's pregnant, but miscarries. For a change, the couple turn their act into a series on early TV and try to adopt a baby. Finally they acquiring a girl in a somewhat back alley manner.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henry Koster
CAST:  Betty Grable  •  Dan Dailey  •  David Wayne  •  Mitzi Gaynor

Elopement (1951)

Two sets of parents frantically race to stop their eloping children's wedding.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henry Koster
CAST:  Clifton Webb  •  Charles Bickford  •  Anne Francis  •  William Lundigan

Two sets of parents frantically race to stop their eloping children's wedding.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henry Koster
CAST:  Clifton Webb  •  Charles Bickford  •  Anne Francis  •  William Lundigan

Wabash Avenue (1950)

Andy Clark discovers he was cheated out of a half interest in partner Mike's business, now a thriving dance hall in 1892 Chicago. Unable to win it back, Andy schemes to make Mike's position untenable. He also hopes to turn Ruby Summers, Mike's motor-mouthed ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henry Koster
CAST:  Betty Grable  •  Victor Mature  •  Phil Harris  •  Reginald Gardiner

Andy Clark discovers he was cheated out of a half interest in partner Mike's business, now a thriving dance hall in 1892 Chicago. Unable to win it back, Andy schemes to make Mike's position untenable. He also hopes to turn Ruby Summers, Mike's motor-mouthed ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henry Koster
CAST:  Betty Grable  •  Victor Mature  •  Phil Harris  •  Reginald Gardiner

Two Sisters from Boston (1946)

Abigail Chandler has written her stuffy Boston relatives that she's a successful opera singer in New York. In reality, she works at a burlesque house and is billed as High-C Susie. When her sister Martha comes for a visit, Abigail tries to hide the truth from her.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henry Koster
CAST:  Kathryn Grayson  •  June Allyson  •  Lauritz Melchior  •  Jimmy Durante

Abigail Chandler has written her stuffy Boston relatives that she's a successful opera singer in New York. In reality, she works at a burlesque house and is billed as High-C Susie. When her sister Martha comes for a visit, Abigail tries to hide the truth from her.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henry Koster
CAST:  Kathryn Grayson  •  June Allyson  •  Lauritz Melchior  •  Jimmy Durante

The Unfinished Dance (1947)

The Unfinished Dance is a 1947 drama film directed by Henry Koster. It is set in a ballet company, and is a remake of the 1937 French film La mort du cygne (also known by the title Ballerina). It won two awards at the 1948 Locarno International Film Festival.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henry Koster
CAST:  Margaret O'Brien  •  Cyd Charisse  •  Karin Booth  •  Danny Thomas

The Unfinished Dance is a 1947 drama film directed by Henry Koster. It is set in a ballet company, and is a remake of the 1937 French film La mort du cygne (also known by the title Ballerina). It won two awards at the 1948 Locarno International Film Festival.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henry Koster
CAST:  Margaret O'Brien  •  Cyd Charisse  •  Karin Booth  •  Danny Thomas

Kleine Mutti (1935)

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DIRECTION:  Henry Koster
CAST:  Friedrich Benfer  •  Annie Rosar  •  Ernö Verebes  •  Franziska Gaal

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DIRECTION:  Henry Koster
CAST:  Friedrich Benfer  •  Annie Rosar  •  Ernö Verebes  •  Franziska Gaal

Peter (1934)

Starring Francisca Gaál in a breeches role. Dressed as a boy, a street musician gets a job pumping gas. When s/he starts to have feelings for her patron, watch out for complications in this comedy shot in German in Budapest.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henry Koster
CAST:  Franziska Gaal  •  Felix Bressart  •  Richard Eybner  •  Otto Wallburg

Starring Francisca Gaál in a breeches role. Dressed as a boy, a street musician gets a job pumping gas. When s/he starts to have feelings for her patron, watch out for complications in this comedy shot in German in Budapest.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henry Koster
CAST:  Franziska Gaal  •  Felix Bressart  •  Richard Eybner  •  Otto Wallburg

The Ugly Girl (1935)

Dr.Halmi a nokkel szemben nagyon szigoru elveket vall. Alkalmazottkent irodajaban csak csunya noket tur meg. Igy mit tehet a szegeny allastalan titkarno? Egy paroka es egy szemuveg segitsegevel, ven satrafanak alcazva magat hamarosan az ugyved nelkulozhetetlen ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henry Koster  •  Béla Gaál
CAST:  Pál Jávor  •  Gyula Kabos  •  Ella Gombaszögi  •  Lili Muráti

Dr.Halmi a nokkel szemben nagyon szigoru elveket vall. Alkalmazottkent irodajaban csak csunya noket tur meg. Igy mit tehet a szegeny allastalan titkarno? Egy paroka es egy szemuveg segitsegevel, ven satrafanak alcazva magat hamarosan az ugyved nelkulozhetetlen ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henry Koster  •  Béla Gaál
CAST:  Pál Jávor  •  Gyula Kabos  •  Ella Gombaszögi  •  Lili Muráti

Between Us Girls (1942)

A 20-year-old stage actress takes on her most challenging role when she pretends to be her own mother's 12-year-old daughter. Comedy.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henry Koster
CAST:  Diana Barrymore  •  Kay Francis  •  Robert Cummings  •  John Boles

A 20-year-old stage actress takes on her most challenging role when she pretends to be her own mother's 12-year-old daughter. Comedy.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henry Koster
CAST:  Diana Barrymore  •  Kay Francis  •  Robert Cummings  •  John Boles
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