THE DEAD
1987, Lionsgate, 83 min, Dir: John Huston

John Huston's elegiac final film is one of his best, a moving meditation on love, art, faith and marriage. Adapted from a short story by James Joyce, the film depicts one night in the life of a group of friends and relatives who gather for a Christmas party. Among the celebrants are Gabriel Conroy (Donal McCann) and his wife, Gretta (Anjelica Huston), whose relationship becomes the focus of the ensemble piece when Gretta tells a story that forces Gabriel to re-evaluate his marriage and his life.


PRIZZI'S HONOR
1985, Disney, 130 min, Dir: John Huston

Mob hit man Jack Nicholson falls in love with Kathleen Turner, only to learn that she, too, is an assassin for hire. In director John Huston's hands this relationship between two killers becomes a hilarious parody of domesticity, until the nature of their work takes a dark, disturbing turn. With Anjelica Huston (Best Supporting Actress Oscar winner).


THE AFRICAN QUEEN
1951, Paramount , 105 min, Dir: John Huston

Gin-soaked captain Humphrey Bogart decides to take pity on skinny, psalm-singing spinster Katharine Hepburn after her brother is killed in a German attack during WWI - and instead, winds up falling in love, and ferrying her downriver to launch a suicidal assault on a German warship!


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