The Air Circus

 

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Sue Carol and Arthur Lake in publicity stills for The Air Circus (1928)

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The Air Circus

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original lobby card (1928)

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David Rollins is a student pilot with a toy airplane in a publicity still for The Air Circus (1928).

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Publicity still for The Air Circus (1928).

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lobby card for The Air Circus (1928), Howard Hawks’ sixth of seven silent films at 20th Century Fox.  A 1938 fire at the studio destroyed many of their silent films.  There are not even any surviving clips from the film.

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One can only guess that Arthur Lake is faking an injury for the attention of Sue Carol in The Air Circus (1928) as did Red Buttons in Hatari  (1962) with Elsa Martinelli.

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Howard Hawks revisits the love triangle in The Air Circus (1928) he first explored in A Girl in Every Port earlier in the year.

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Howard Hawks’ The Air Circus (1928) takes place in an aviation school and features a Hawksian woman who seems to fit in well with all the men.

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Unfortunately, Howard Hawks’ The Air Circus (1928) is lost, as the posters and publicity stills seem to indicate it was his most ambitious silent film.

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lobby card for The Air Circus (1928), the first of numerous Howard Hawks films set in the world of aviation.

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foreign poster for Air Circus (1928)

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An early Howard Hawks love triangle in The Air Circus (1928), a plot devise he used regularly in his career, through El Dorado (1966) with John Wayne, Robert Mitchum and Charlene Holt.

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Howard Hawks on the set of The Air Circus (1928) with Sue Carol, one of his lost silent films.

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The Air Circus (1928) is now lost.

Howard Hawks’ first silent film, The Road to Glory (1925) and his last two, The Air Circus (1928) and Trent’s Last Case (1929) are all lost.

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publicity still for The Air Circus (1928), a lost Howard Hawks silent film, and his first in the world of aviation.  His sound aviation films are The Dawn Patrol, Ceiling Zero, Only Angels Have Wings and Air Force.