The Criminal Code

original poster for The Criminal Code (1931).  Boris Karloff, although not credited in the poster, appeared in his second Howard Hawks movie, after Scarface (1932) which was released after prolonged battles with the censors.

The Criminal Code

The Criminal Code (1931) was Howard Hawks’ second film to be released, after The Dawn Patrol (1930).

The Criminal Code

Walter Huston and Constance Cummings are father and daughter in The Criminal Code (1931)

The Criminal Code

The Criminal Code (1931) was Howard Hawks’ second film.  When it was released, his Scarface was still delayed by the censors.  The poster gives director credit to Howard HAWS.

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Phillips Holmes in a screencap from The Criminal Code (1931)

The Criminal Code

original window card for The Criminal Code (1931).  Window cards were poster with a blank area at the top so theaters could advertise when the film was bring shown.

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Phillips Holmes in a publicity still for The Criminal Code (1931)

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newspaper ads for theater showing The Criminal Code (1931)

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trailer for The Criminal Code (1931)

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one of the inmates is a pipe smoker in The Criminal Code (1931)

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print ad for The Criminal Code (1931)

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Walter Huston and Constance Cummings in a publicity still for The Criminal Code (1931), Howard Hawks’ second sound film to be released.  Scarface was still being held up by the censors.

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Inmate Boris Karloff takes a hostage against warden Walter Huston in an original publicity still for The Criminal Code (1931).

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original poster for The Criminal Code (1931).  Highlighting the book format was a popular device for movie posters of the 30s, as people read books much more often.

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advance flyer for The Criminal Code (1931)