Howard Hawks’ early career

Lobby card for Quicksands (1923), a Howard Hawks production with Associated Producers.  He also got credit for story and screenplay.

Quicksands was directed by Jack Conway who had 113 directing credits, from a 1912 short, through 1948.  Jack received sole credit for directing Viva Villa, another film set along the Mexican border.  It was directed on location there by Howard Hawks.  When he was fired, Jack completed the film in Hollywood.

Oliver Hardy, of Laurel and Hardy, is credited as assistant director in the imdb entry for the film.  He has a second such credit in 1926.  No details can be found, but Ollie’s first acting credit was in 1914, and first teamed with Laurel in 1921.

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