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Howard Hawks

Director, Actor

Films to Rent

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…
Big Sleep, TheBig Sleep, The (1946) Recommended
Dir. Howard Hawks
Feat. Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall
This adaptation of Raymond Chandler's mystery novel has perhaps become the greatest film noir of all time. Humphrey Bogart as detective Marlowe falls…
Red RiverRed River (1948) Recommended
Dir. Howard Hawks
Feat. John Wayne, Montgomery Clift, Joanne Dru
Another contender for the best of the west. John Wayne is in prime mode as a tyrannical rancher whose adopted son is determined to prove his…
I Was a Male War BrideI Was a Male War Bride (1949)
Dir. Howard Hawks
Feat. Cary Grant, Ann Sheridan, Marion Marshall
Warm and nicely absurd comedy brings a French army officer (Grant) and American WAC (Sheridan) near the end of WWII, into proximity, mutual loathing,…
Monkey BusinessMonkey Business (1952)
Dir. Howard Hawks
Feat. Cary Grant, Ginger Rogers, Charles Coburn
Scientist Cary Grant discovers a rejuvenation serum which has screwball side–effects. Stars include the director and writing team – Ben…
Gentlemen Prefer BlondesGentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) Aro Favourite
Dir. Howard Hawks
Feat. Marilyn Monroe, Jane Russell, Charles Coburn
Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell are out to rustle a millionaire or two on a seacruise to France in this glistening confection based on the stage…
Land of the PharaohsLand of the Pharaohs (1955) Recommended
Dir. Howard Hawks
Feat. Jack Hawkins, Joan Collins, Dewey Martin
High–camp spectacle about treachery in ancient Egypt during the building of the great Pyramid has procured something of a cult following, with…
Rio BravoRio Bravo (1959) Recommended
Dir. Howard Hawks
Feat. John Wayne, Dean Martin, Ricky Nelson
John Wayne plays a sherriff who is pressured by a gang of villains to release one of their clan from his jail. Acutely observed and acted, it's one…
HatariHatari (1962)
Dir. Howard Hawks
Feat. John Wayne
Tremendous, good–natured adventure with John Wayne on safari in the great African wilderness. Memorable score by Henri Mancini.
Man's Favorite Sport?Man's Favorite Sport? (1964)
Dir. Howard Hawks
Feat. Rock Hudson, Paula Prentiss, Maria Perschy
Tepid late–period Hawks has phony fishing expert Hudson fumbling his way through an angling contest with brash Paula Prentiss the only one in…
El DoradoEl Dorado (1966)
Dir. Howard Hawks
Feat. John Wayne, Edward Asner, James Caan
A poignant portrait of cowboys past their prime has boozy sherriff Robert Mitchum and aging gunman John Wayne team up to rid their town of cattle…
Rio LoboRio Lobo (1970) Recommended
Dir. Howard Hawks
Feat. John Wayne, Jack Elam, Victor French
The third and final Western collaboration between John Wayne, dir. Hawks and screenwriter Leigh Brackett (after RIO BRAVO and EL DORADO), this…

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