The Criminal Code

the prisoners will begin to chant “Yeah!” in the courtyard in a screencap from The Criminal Code (1931)

The Criminal Code

inmate Boris Karloff tries to escape in a screencap from The Criminal Code (1931).  Boris had already been in Scarface, but it still hadn’t been released.  Boris as Frankenstein would also be soon to come.

The Dawn Patrol

flyer for The Dawn Patrol (1930)

The Criminal Code

The Criminal Code premiered Dec 31, 1930 in Boston, with a wider release on Jan 3, 1931.  It was Howard Hawks’ tenth film to be released, and his second sound film.  There was no on screen credit for a director.

The Dawn Patrol

full page print ad for The Dawn Patrol (1930), a First National and VItaphone Picture distributed by Warner Brothers.

The Criminal Code

the prison warden gets a close shave in a screencap from The Criminal Code (1931)

The Criminal Code

Walter Huston as prison warden Mark Brady in a screencap from The Criminal Code (1931)

The Criminal Code

Phillips Holmes and Constance Cummings in a scene from The Criminal Code (1931)

The Criminal Code

Phillips Holmes’ stiff sentence involves prison time in a screencap from The Criminal Code (1931)

The Dawn Patrol

Douglas Fairbanks Jr, Richard Barthelmess and Neil Hamilton in an original publicity still for The Dawn Patrol (1930).  Neil is best known as Commissioner Gordon on 120 episodes of Batman (1966-68).

Fazil

foreign print ad for Fazil, Howard Hawks’ sixth film, premiering Jun 4, 1928.

Fazil

Greta Nissen in a publicity still for Fazil (1928).  Greta was born in Oslo, Norway and had 32 film credits, from two Danish features in 1923, her Hollywood debut in 1925, to 1937.  None of her other credits merit any greta.

 

Air Circus

Sue Carol, as Sue Manning in a publicity still for The Air Circus (1928), may be the best example of the Hawksian woman in his silent films, but the film is lost, so it is only speculation.

The Dawn Patrol

The Dawn Patrol premiered Jul 10, 1930.  It was Howard Hawks’ ninth film as a director, and his first film to be released with sound.  Scarface was the first sound film Hawks made, but it took almost two years battling the censors before it was released in 1932.

The Dawn Patrol

novelization of Howard Hawks’ first sound film, The Dawn Patrol (1930).  John Monk Sanders won an Oscar for his original story.  Hawks himself worked on the adaptation.