The Outlaw

Jack Buetel as Billy the Kid and Jane Russell as Rio made their film debuts in The Outlaw (1943), directed by Howard Hughes after Howard Hawks left after a week or two to direct Sergeant York.  There’s no telling what the finished product would have been like if Hawks completed the film.  As it stands, there are only a couple of memorable scenes with Jane in an otherwise mediocre western.

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The Outlaw

Screen newcomers Jane Russell and Jack Buetel get married in a publicity still for The Outlaw (1943).

Paid to Love

screencap from Paid to Love (1927) indicative of how Howard Hawks’ silent films are in desperate need of restoration, but the situation may be hopeless as better prints may simply be lost.

Prizefighter and the Lady

Myrna Loy, Max Baer, Walter Huston and Vince Barnett in a publicity photo for Prizefighter and the Lady (1933), another Hawks film for which he only directed the first few scenes.  It was one of three films he made at MGM in 1933, the first and last time he worked for the studio.

The Outlaw

 

JaJane Russell in an autographed publicity still for The Outlaw (1943).

The Outlaw

Fresh faces Jane Russell and Jack Buetel in a publicity still for The Outlaw (1943).

Prizefighter and the Lady

The back of this publicity still reads

MAX BAER….the screen’s newest romantic lover, and his leading lady, Myrna Loy, as they appear in Max’s film debut, “The Prizefighter and the Lady,” now in production at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.

Howard Hawks developed the story for Clark Gable and Jean Harlow but MGM executives had other plans.

The Outlaw

Jane Russell in a provocative newspaper article promoting her film debut in The Outlaw (1943).  It didn’t see a widespread release until 1946.

The Outlaw

Jane Russell out of costume in an original publicity still for The Outlaw (1943)

Paid to Love

screencap from Paid to Love (1927), one of Howard Hawks’ seven silent films for Twentieth Century Fox studios.

Only Angels Have Wings

Cary Grant and Jean Arthur in an original publicity still for Only Angels Have Wings (1939).

Only Angels Have Wings

Cary Grant and Jean Arthur in Only Angels Have Wings (1939).  It was Cary’s first significant dramatic role, and his only drama of five films with Howard Hawks.

Only Angels Have Wings

Cary Grant and Jean Arthur in Only Angels Have Wings (1939) on the cover of a foreign magazine

Only Angels Have Wings

theater flyer for Only Angels Have Wings (1939)

Only Angels Have Wings

 

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Richard Barthelmess in a publicity still for Only Angels Have Wings (1939).  Richard was a big star in silent films and was also seen in Howard Hawks’ first sound film, The Dawn Patrol (1930).