Rio Lobo

John Wayne in a foreign poster for Rio Lobo (1970)

Rio Lobo

foreign poster for Rio Lobo (1970)

El Dorado

foreign poster for El Dorado (1966).  The film premiered in Tokyo on Dec 17, 1966, but not until Jun 12, 1967 in the USA, where it premiered in Denver.

Land of the Pharaohs

foreign poster for Land of the Pharaohs (1955)

Monkey Business

foreign poster for Monkey Business (1952)

The Big Sleep

foreign poster for The Big Sleep (1946)

Air Force

minimalist poster during wartime for Air Force (1943)

Bringing Up Baby

Bringing Up Baby (1938) was a big flop for Howard Hawks.  It would be his last film not to turn a profit until another Cary Grant comedy, Monkey Business (1952).  Hawks had an unprecedented box office streak.  All his films from Only Angels Have Wings (1939), throughout the 40s, to The Big Sky (1952) were a box office success.

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.

Tiger Shark

original poster for Tiger Shark (1932), Howard Hawks’ second film at Warner Brothers.  He already made his first sound film at the studio, The Dawn Patrol (1930).

The Criminal Code

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

The Air Circus

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.

The Prizefighter and the Lady



Paul Muni as Scarface (1932)

I Was a Male War Bride

foreign poster for I Was a Male War Bride (1949)