Today We Live

Gary Cooper and Joan Crawford in a publicity still for Today We Live (1933).  It was the first of three films Gary made with Howard Hawks.  Only John Wayne and Cary Grant made more films with Howard.

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Ball of Fire

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Gary Cooper consults a book while three of the other professors attend to Dana Andrews in Ball of Fire (1942).

Today We Live

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Gary Cooper in a publicity still for Today We Live (1933).  The film was not a success because of studio interference, but Gary and Howard went on to make two enormously successful films a few years later.

Sergeant York

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Gary Cooper and Margaret Wycherly as Sergeant York (1941) and his ma.

Sergeant York

Gary Cooper as Sergeant York (1941), Gary’s second of three films with Howard Hawks, and his first Oscar winner.  It was also Howard’s only best director nomination.

Today We Live

Gary Cooper and Joan Crawford in their only film together, Today We Live (1933)

Ball of Fire

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Barbara Stanwyck gets a touch up from the makeup department while cinematographer Gregg Toland checks one of his devices on the set of Ball of Fire (1942) with Gary Cooper and Allen Jenkins.

Sergeant York

Super 8mm version of Sergeant York (1941), before videocassettes were common.

Sergeant York

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I don’t know who is pictured with Gary Cooper and Joan Leslie in an original publicity still for Sergeant York (1941).  Please send a quick note if you can identify him.

Ball of Fire

Barbara Stanwyck and Gary Cooper in a publicity still for Ball of Fire (1942).  It was Gary’s third of three films with Howard Hawks.

Hatari

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foreign poster for Hatari (1962), John Wayne’s third of five films with Howard Hawks.  Hatari and Rio Bravo were the two blockbusters, being one of the top 10 biggest grossing films in their years of release.

Rio Bravo

Dean Martin lands a punch on John Wayne in Rio Bravo (1959)

Rio Lobo

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Rio Lobo (1970) was John Wayne’s fifth of five films with Howard Hawks.  It is easily the weakest of the five, although it is still a middling entertainment.  The other four films are all classics.

Rio Bravo

John Wayne as John T Chance in Rio Bravo (1959), the second of five films he made with Howard Hawks.

El Dorado

El Dorado (1966) is the fourth of five films John Wayne made with Howard Hawks.