After remaking a series of Zane Grey silents (as talkies), Hathaway went on to helm The Lives of a Bengal Lancer (1935), for which he earned an Oscar nomination, and The Trail of the Lonesome Pine (1936), Paramount's first Technicolor movie. He adapted to Tinseltown's changing trends in the 1940s, infusing his films with a pseudo-documentary style, as in The House on 92nd Street (1945) and Call Northside 777 (1948). He later tried his hand at film noir with Kiss of Death (1947) and Niagara (1953).
Paired with John Wayne several times, Hathaway directed the Duke to an Oscar-winning performance in 1969's True Grit. Hathaway died from a heart attack Feb. 11, 1985.
Seeking to avenge the murder of his parents at the hands of ruthless gangster Tom Fitch, half-white, half-Native American Nevada Smith enlists the help of Jonas Cord, who teaches him how to use weapons to his advantage.
- True Grit
- Kiss of Death
- Design for Living / Peter Ibbetson
- The Sons of Katie Elder
- North to Alaska
- The Lives of a Bengal Lancer
- The Dark Corner
- Seven Sinners / The Shepherd of the Hills
- The Black Rose
- The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel
- Circus World
- Johnny Apollo / Day-Time Wife
- The Real Glory
- 14 Hours
- O. Henry's Full House
- Prince Valiant
- Legend of the Lost
- Seven Thieves
- Five Card Stud
- Mae West: The Glamour Collection
- The Trail of the Lonesome Pine