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Howard Hawks

Howard Hawks


Birthdate: May 30, 1896

Deathdate: December 26, 1977

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Howard Winchester Hawks (May 30, 1896 – December 26, 1977) was an American film director, producer and screenwriter of the classic Hollywood era. He is popular for his films from a wide range of genres such as Scarface (1932), Bringing Up Baby (1938), Only Angels Have Wings (1939), His Girl Friday (1940), Sergeant York (1941), The Big Sleep (1946), Red River (1948), Gentlemen... ...detailed bio

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The Outlaw (1943)

Sheriff Pat Garrett (Thomas Mitchell) welcomes his old friend Doc Holliday (Walter Huston) to Lincoln, New Mexico. Doc is looking for his stolen horse and finds it in the possession of Billy the Kid (Jack Buetel). Despite this, the two gunfighters take a liking to each other, much to Pat's disgus...
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Air Force (1943)

The film opens on December 6, 1941, at Hamilton Field, near San Francisco, and follows the United States Army Air Corps B-17D bomber Mary-Ann and its crew from there. Master Sergeant Robbie White (Harry Carey), the Mary-Ann's crew chief, is a long-time veteran in the Air Corps, whose son is an of...
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Ball of Fire (1941)

A group of (mainly bachelor) professors have lived together for some years in a New York City residence, compiling an encyclopedia of all human knowledge. The youngest, Professor Bertram Potts (Gary Cooper), is a grammarian who is researching modern American slang. The professors are accustomed t...
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Sergeant York (1941)

Alvin York (Gary Cooper), a poor young Tennessee hillbilly, is an exceptional marksman, but a ne'er-do-well prone to drinking and fighting, which doesn't make things any easier for his patient mother (Margaret Wycherly). He changes when he meets Gracie Williams (Joan Leslie), and works hard to be...
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His Girl Friday (1940)

Walter Burns (Cary Grant) is a hard-boiled editor for The Morning Post who learns his ex-wife and former star reporter, Hildegard "Hildy" Johnson (Rosalind Russell), is about to marry bland insurance man Bruce Baldwin (Ralph Bellamy) and settle down to a quiet life as a wife and mother in Albany...
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Only Angels Have Wings (1939)

Geoff Carter (Cary Grant) is a pilot and the manager of Barranca Airways, a small, barely solvent air service owned by "Dutchy" Van Ruyter (Sig Ruman) carrying mail from the fictional South American port town of Barranca through a high pass in the Andes Mountains. Bonnie Lee (Arthur), a piano-pl...
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Bringing up Baby (1938)

David Huxley (Cary Grant) is a mild-mannered paleontologist. For the past four years, he has been trying to assemble the skeleton of a brontosaurus but is missing one bone: the "intercostal clavicle". Adding to his stress is his impending marriage to the dour Alice Swallow (Virginia Walker) and t...
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Ceiling Zero (1936)

Old pals Jake Lee, Tex Clarke and Dizzy Davis flew together in the Army (see the Aviation Section, U.S. Signal Corps) during World War I. Almost twenty years later, Jake is the manager of the Newark, New Jersey branch of Federal Airlines, a New York-based airline company. Tex works as an airmail ...
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Come and Get It (1936)

The story focuses on ruthless Barney Glasgow (Edward Arnold), who will stop at nothing to achieve his goal as he rises in rank from lowly lumberjack to the head of the logging industry in 19th century Wisconsin. His determination to succeed eventually leads him to end his relationship with saloon...
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Barbary Coast (1935)

On a foggy night in 1850, Mary Rutledge (Miriam Hopkins), accompanied by retired Colonel Marcus Aurelius Cobb (Frank Craven), arrives in San Francisco Bay from New York aboard the Flying Cloud. A gold digger of the other kind, she has come to wed the wealthy owner of a local saloon. The men at th...
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Viva Villa! (1934)

Viva Villa! is a 1934 American film starring Wallace Beery as Pancho Villa and was written by Ben Hecht, adapted from the book Viva Villa! by Edgecumb Pinchon and Odo B. Stade. The picture was directed by Jack Conway. There was special, uncredited help with the script by Howard Hawks, James Kevin...
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Twentieth Century (1934)

Larger-than-life Broadway impresario Oscar Jaffe takes an unknown lingerie model named Mildred Plotka and makes her the star of his latest play, despite the grave misgivings of everyone else, including his two long-suffering assistants, accountant Oliver Webb and the consistently tipsy Owen O'Mal...
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Today We Live (1933)

In World War I, England, Diana Boyce-Smith (Joan Crawford), is an English girl caught in a love triangle between British Naval Officer, Claude, (Robert Young) and an American fighter pilot, Bogard, (Gary Cooper). Diana believes she is love with Claude, the friend of her brother, Ronnie, (Franchot...
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The Prizefighter and the Lady (1933)

While working as a barroom bouncer, sailor Steve Morgan (Max Baer) impresses alcoholic ex-boxing manager "the Professor" (Walter Huston) with his skills. The Professor talks Steve into entering a prize fight with an up-and-coming boxer to make money for both of them. While out training on the roa...
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Scarface (1932)

Big Louis Costillo (Harry J. Vejar), the leading crime boss of the South Side of Chicago, is killed, apparently by Tony Camonte (Paul Muni) acting on the orders of Johnny Lovo (Osgood Perkins). Lovo then takes control of the South Side with Tony as his key lieutenant, selling large amounts of i...
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Tiger Shark (1932)

The plot concerns a one-handed tuna fisherman named Mike (Edward G. Robinson) whose wife falls for the man he lost his hand saving.
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The Criminal Code (1931)

Six years of stress and hard labor working in the prison jute mill has taken its toll on young Robert Graham. The penitentiary's resident doctor and psychiatrist recommends that Warden Brady see him and proposes that he offer him a drastic change of environment and duties before his psychological...
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The Dawn Patrol (1930)

During World War I, the pilots and crew of an RFC airbase deal with the stress of combat primarily through nightly bouts of heavy drinking. The two aces of the group, Courtney (Richard Barthelmess) and Scott (Douglas Fairbanks Jr), have come to hate the commanding officer, Brand (Neil Hamilton), ...
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A Girl in Every Port (1926)

A Girl in Every Port (1928) is a silent comedy film about two sailors. Renowned stripper Sally Rand played one of their many girlfriends. The film was remade as Goldie in 1931, with Spencer Tracy, Warren Hymer, and Jean Harlow.