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Hus·ton(hyo͞o′stən), John 1906-1987.
American filmmaker whose works include The Maltese Falcon (1941) and The African Queen (1951). He won an Academy Award for his direction of the film The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948). His father, Walter Huston (1884-1950), won an Academy Award for his performance in that film.
(Biography) John. 1906–87, US film director. His films include The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1947), for which he won an Oscar, The African Queen (1951), The Man Who Would Be King (1975), Prizzi's Honour (1985), and The Dead (1987)