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foreign flyer for The Dawn Patrol (1930)

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The Dawn Patrol (1930) was Howard Hawks’ first sound film to be released.  The first sound film he made was Scarface, released in 1932.

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flyer for The Dawn Patrol (1930)

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full page print ad for The Dawn Patrol (1930), a First National and VItaphone Picture distributed by Warner Brothers.

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Douglas Fairbanks Jr, Richard Barthelmess and Neil Hamilton in an original publicity still for The Dawn Patrol (1930).  Neil is best known as Commissioner Gordon on 120 episodes of Batman (1966-68).

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The Dawn Patrol premiered Jul 10, 1930.  It was Howard Hawks’ ninth film as a director, and his first film to be released with sound.  Scarface was the first sound film Hawks made, but it took almost two years battling the censors before it was released in 1932.

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novelization of Howard Hawks’ first sound film, The Dawn Patrol (1930).  John Monk Sanders won an Oscar for his original story.  Hawks himself worked on the adaptation.

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Spanish flyer for The Dawn Patrol (1930).  No release date in Spain survives, but its European premiere, in Denmark, was on Oct 13, 1930, followed by Dec 9, 1930 in Portugal, and Feb 13, 1931 in France.

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theater print ads for The Dawn Patrol (1930)

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Richard Barthelmess in a publicity still for The Dawn Patrol (1930).   He would be a pilot again for Howard Hawks in Only Angels Have Wings (1939).

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original lobby card for The Dawn Patrol (1930).  It was remade in 1938 with Errol Flynn, David Niven and Basil Rathbone, using the same aerial footage Hawks filmed for the original.

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foreign poster for The Dawn Patrol (1930)

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original publicity still for The Dawn Patrol (1930)

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poster for The Dawn Patrol (1930)