The Criminal Code

Walter Huston and Constance Cummings are father and daughter in The Criminal Code (1931)

The Dawn Patrol

collage of The Dawn Patrol (1930).  It was remade in 1938 with Errol Flynn, and using the same aerial footage.

The Dawn Patrol

Richard Barthelmess in a screencap from The Dawn Patrol (1930)

The Criminal Code

The Criminal Code (1931) was Howard Hawks’ second film.  When it was released, his Scarface was still delayed by the censors.  The poster gives director credit to Howard HAWS.

The Criminal Code

Phillips Holmes in a screencap from The Criminal Code (1931)

The Criminal Code

original window card for The Criminal Code (1931).  Window cards were poster with a blank area at the top so theaters could advertise when the film was bring shown.

The Criminal Code

Phillips Holmes in a publicity still for The Criminal Code (1931)

The Dawn Patrol

collage for The Dawn Patrol (1930), Howard Hawks’ first sound film.  Scarface was the first sound film he made, but it was held up by the censors for two years.

The Dawn Patrol

Richard Barthelmess comforts a distraught Douglas Fairbanks Jr in a screencap from The Dawn Patrol (1930)

The Dawn Patrol

Richard Barthelmess and James Finlayson in a screencap from The Dawn Patrol (1930).  James was often seen as Laurel and Hardy’s comic foil in the 30s.

Fazil

Charles Farrell and Greta Nissen in a publicity still for Fazil (1928)

Fazil

foreign flyer for Fazil (1928)

Fazil

Charles Farrell and Greta Nissen in a publicity still for Fazil (1928)

Fazil

Charles Farrell wore dark makeup as Fazil (1928), but was unconvincing as an Arabian prince in a romance with Greta Nissen.

Fazil

original poster for Fazil (1928) with Howard Hawks credited as producer, but not director.  In the 20s, director was often looked down upon as just another technician.   Producer was considered the greatest creative contributor to a film.