The Air Circus

In an early Hawks triangle, Arthur Lake is on the roof spying on his friend David Manners and the girl Sue Carol in a publicity still for The Air Circus (1928), a lost Howard Hawks film.  Not even a short scrap has surfaced.

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Australian insert poster for The Air Circus (1928), Howard Hawks’ lost aviation film.  By the looks of existing images, it looks to be his most ambitious silent film.  Perhaps a print will be discovered in Australia someday.

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Heinie Conklin and David Rollins in an original publicity still for The Air Circus (1928)

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Australian poster for Air Circus (1929), Howard Hawks’ seventh of eight silent films at Fox Studios.  The film is now lost, but looks to be his most ambitious silent production.

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David Rollins and Arthur Lake with an unknown on the left in a publicity still for The Air Circus (1928)

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original lobby card (1928)

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stunt pilot in a scene from Howard Hawks’ lost silent film, Air Circus (1928)

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theater ad for The Air Circus (1928)

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Howard Hawks with the cast of Air Circus (1928)

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David Rollins is a pilot in training in The Air Circus (1928)

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David Rollins and Sue Carol in a publicity still for The Air Circus (1928), a lost Howard Hawks silent film.

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Sue Carol and Arthur Lake in a publicity still for The Air Circus (1928), Howard Hawks’ seventh of eight silent films, and from surviving posters and stills, his most ambitious silent work.  Not even a brief clip exists from the lost film.

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David Rollins and Arthur Lake in a publicity still for The Air Circus (1928)

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foreign poster for The Air Circus (1928).  Maybe one day a foreign copy will be discovered of this lost Howard Hawks silent film.

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Lew Seiler was responsible for the dialogue in The Air Circus (1928).  Howard Hawks had nothing positive to say about Lew’s involvement in the film.  Based on the surviving still images of the lost film, it’s bewildering how singing and dancing was integrated into the film.