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Howard Hawks

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ScarfaceScarface (1932) Recommended
Dir. Howard Hawks
Feat. Paul Muni, Ann Dvorak, Karen Morley
The most potent ganster flick of the '30s caused great controversy over its violent content when first released, still makes an impact today.…
Twentieth CenturyTwentieth Century (1934) Recommended
Dir. Howard Hawks
Feat. John Barrymore, Carole Lombard
Cracking good comedy staged aboard a luxury express–train, where egomaniac theatre producer John Barrymore attempts to win back…
Barbary CoastBarbary Coast (1935)
Dir. Howard Hawks
Feat. Miriam Hopkins, Joel McCrea, Edward G. Robinson
Set as far out west as a Western can go – San Fransisco, circa the 1850s gold–rush days. Miriam Hopkins and Joel McCrea are two…
Bringing Up BabyBringing Up Baby (1938) Aro Favourite
Dir. Howard Hawks
Feat. Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn
Definitive screwball comedy, has paleatologist Cary Grant and tiger–owning Katharine Hepburn striking sparks.
Only Angels Have WingsOnly Angels Have Wings (1939) Recommended
Dir. Howard Hawks
Feat. Cary Grant, Jean Arthur, Rita Hayworth
Quintessential Hawks fare in which men are men and women have to be equally tough. At a South American outpost, mail pilot Cary Grant becomes…
His Girl FridayHis Girl Friday (1940) Recommended
Dir. Howard Hawks
Feat. Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell, Ralph Bellamy
Fast and furious comic masterpiece with Cary Grant in superb form as a conniving newspaper editor whose ex–wife happens to be his star…
Sergeant YorkSergeant York (1941) Recommended
Dir. Howard Hawks
Feat. Gary Cooper
A wartime classic about a real–life pacifist turned WW1 hero. Gary Cooper won an Oscar for his vivid portrayal.
Air ForceAir Force (1943)
Dir. Howard Hawks
Feat. John Garfield
Persuasive propaganda piece focusing on the crew of a B–17 bomber, quite thrilling in the hands of director Hawks.
Outlaw, TheOutlaw, The (1943)
Dir. Howard Hughes, Howard Hawks
Feat. Jack Buetel, Jane Russell, Thomas Mitchell
Off–beat retelling of the legend of Billy the Kid with Jane Russell's cleavage outraging the censors of the day. Now a tame curiosity.
To Have and Have NotTo Have and Have Not (1944) Recommended
Dir. Howard Hawks
Feat. Lauren Bacall, Humphrey Bogart
In the upper–bracket of Bogart films, this first time match–up with Lauren Bacall still sets the screen alight. Adapted from the…

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