His Girl Friday

print ad for His Girl Friday (1940)

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Only Angels Have Wings

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original ‘insert” poster (1939) for Howard Hawks’ third film at Columbia Studios, after The Criminal Code and Twentieth Century.

His Girl Friday

The back of this publicity still reads “Roscoe Karns as he appears in Columbia’s “His Girl Friday.”  Photo by Irving Lippman, Columbia Studios.  (1940)

Only Angels Have Wings

original publicity still of an action scene from Only Angels Have Wings (1939)

His Girl Friday

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foreign flyer for His Girl Friday (1940), Howard Hawks’ second film in a row at Columbia Studios with Cary Grant.

His Girl Friday

His Girl Friday (1940) on the cover of a foreign movie magazine

Only Angels Have Wings

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Cary Grant as pilot Jeff Carter in Only Angels Have Wings (1939).  Previous pilots in Howard Hawks’ films include James Cagney and June Travis (Ceiling Zero), Richard Barthelmess and Douglas Fairbanks Jr in The Dawn Patrol, and Sue Carol, David Rollins and Arthur Lake (Air Circus).  His final aviation film would be Air Force (1943).

Only Angels Have Wings

Cary Grant and Thomas Mitchell in an original publicity still for Only Angels Have Wings (1939).  Howard Hawks had previously made two films each with George O’Brien, Edward G Robinson and James Cagney, but this was the first time he made two films in a row with the same actor.

Only Angels Have Wings

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print ad highlighting the technical achievements of Only Angels Have Wings (1939)

His Girl Friday

His Girl Friday (1940) was the only time in his career that Howard Hawks made three films in a row with the same actor, after making Bringing Up Baby and Only Angels Have Wings with Cary.

Bringing Up Baby

Katharine Hepburn as Swingin Door Susie in an original publicity still for Bringing Up Baby (1938)

Bringing Up Baby

foreign flyer for Bringing Up Baby (1938)

The Road to Glory

foreign poster for The Road to Glory (1936), the second of three Howard Hawks films released in 1936. after Ceiling Zero and before Come and Get It.

The Road to Glory

Warner Baxter. June Lang and Fredric March in The Road to Glory (1936).

Bringing Up Baby

David Huxley with his fiancée Miss Swallow in a scene from Bringing Up Baby (1938)