Hatari

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John Wayne and Elsa Martinelli in an original publicity still for Hatari (1962)

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Red River

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Red River (1948) was the first of five films John Wayne made with Howard Hawks.

Red River

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Joanne Dru breaks up a fight between John Wayne and Montgomery Clift in Red River (1948).

Rio Lobo

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John Wayne in a publicity still for Rio Lobo (1970)

El Dorado

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John Wayne, Paul Fix and Robert Mitchum in El Dorado (1966)

I Was a Male War Bride

I Was a Male War Bride (1949) was the fourth of five films Cary Grant made with Howard Hawks.  It was the biggest box office hit of the five, but in the 21st century it is the least remembered of the five.  It may not be a masterpiece, but its still great fun.

Monkey Business

Cary Grant and Gil Stratton in an original publicity still for Monkey Business (1952)

Only Angels Have Wings

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Sig Rumann, Allen Joslyn, Noah Beery Jr, Jean Arthur and Cary Grant in a publicity still for Only Angels Have Wings (1939).

I Was a Male War Bride

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Cary Grant and Ann Sheridan in a publicity still for I Was a Male War Bride (1949).

His Girl Friday

Rosalind Russell with her ex-husband Cary Grant and fiancé Ralph Bellamy in His Girl Friday (1939).

Bringing Up Baby

Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn in Bringing Up Baby (1938).  Cary and John Wayne each made five films with Howard Hawks.  This was Cary’s first.

Only Angels Have Wings

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Thomas Mitchell and Cary Grant in Only Angels Have Wings (1939).  It was Cary’s second of five films with Howard Hawks and the first time he was taken seriously as a dramatic actor.  This served him especially well in his successes with Alfred Hitchcock.

Monkey Business

Cary Grant, Ginger Rogers and Harry Carey Jr in a bit part as a reporter in an original publicity still for Monkey Business (1952).  It was Cary’s fifth and final film with Howard Hawks.

His Girl Friday

His Girl Friday (1939) is the second of five films Cary Grant made with Howard Hawks.

Bringing Up Baby

Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn in Bringing Up Baby (1938).  They had already made Sylvia Scarlett together.