Corvette K225

Howard Hawks discovery Ella Raines with Randolph Scott in a publicity still for Corvette K225 (1943).  Ella was not part of the work team, as many Hawksian women were, and was more of an unnecessary bystander.

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Corvette K225

Howard Hawks produced two movies he did not direct, Corvette K225 (1943) and The Thing (1950).  While Hawks was generous in giving Christian Nyby credit for The Thing, as it has a strong Hawksian quality, Richard Rosson appears to have had a stronger input into the direction of Corvette K225.  Both films deal with a male work team in a dangerous situation, a common Hawks theme.

Corvette K225

Randolph Scott, Ella Raines and James Brown are the Hawksian triangle of Corvette K225 (1943).

Corvette K225

Corvette K225 is the third film associated with Howard Hawks to be released in 1943.  In early Febuary, just two days apart, Air Force and The Outlaw had their premieres.  The Outlaw was released only in San Francisco and quickly withdrawn.

Corvette K225

Corvette K225 (1943) was filmed in Halifax, Nova Scotia and at Universal Studios in Hollywood.

Bogart and Bacall

Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall on board the Santana, 1945

Bogart and Bacall

Bogart and Bacall in a publicity still for The Big Sleep (1946).

Bogart and Bacall

Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall were married May 21, 1945.

Bogart and Bacall

Bogart and Bacall in the opening of To Have and Have Not (1944)

Bogart and Bacall

 

Al Hirschfeld drawing of Bogart and Bacall in To Have and Have Not (1944).

Bogart and Bacall

Bogart and Bacall at Warner Brothers while filming The Big Sleep (1946).

Bogart and Bacall

Bogart and Bacall in a publicity still for To Have and Have Not (1944)

The Big Sleep

The caption reads

ON THE SETS

Mr and Mrs (nee Lauren Bacall) Humphrey Bogart had a day off during production of their forthcoming Warner Bros co-starrer “The Big Sleep”   —–  so ——-    they spent most of it on the set watching supporting players do their stuff.  Film is to be released around Sept. 1.  In it Bogart plays the man Bacall is after, just as he did in their original triumph “To Have and Have Not.”

FROM Warner Bros. Studio

Burbank, California

Bogart and Bacall

Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall on board the Santana, 1945

Bogart and Bacall

Bogart and Bacall in a publicity still for The Big Sleep (1946)