Sergeant York

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re-release poster for Sergeant York (1941)

Scarface

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foreign poster for Scarface (1932)

Rio Lobo

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Howard Hawks’ final film, Rio Lobo (1970) was his first film not to be financed by a major Hollywood studio, or by independent producer Samuel Goldwyn.   It was financed by Cinema Center Films,  who had their name on a few dozen films before and after Rio Lobo (1970).

Monkey Business

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foreign poster for Monkey Business (1952)

I Was a Male War Bride

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window card for I Was a Male War Bride (1949)

I Was a Male War Bride

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

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

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Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) was Marilyn Monroe’s first blockbuster hit, making her an enduring screen legend for all time.  Her second blockbuster was Some Like It Hot.

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

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foreign poster for Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

El Dorado

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El Dorado had its world premiere in Japan in 1966 and was released in the USA in 1967.  It was a hit and made a profit, but it was not quite the blockbuster of the previous Hawks/Wayne collaborations – Red River, Rio Bravo and Hatari.

Come and Get It

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Come and Get It was Howard Hawks’ third release of 1936, after Ceiling Zero and The Road to Glory.  His next film would be Bringing Up Baby in 1938.

Come and Get It

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original window card for Come and Get It (1936)

The Big Sleep

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foreign poster for The Big Sleep (1946).  The same year, Warner Brothers also released a Bugs Bunny Looney Tunes cartoon, The Big Snooze.

Barbary Coast

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original half sheet poster for Barbary Coast (1935)

Rio Lobo

Howard Hawks’ 46th and final film, Rio Lobo, premiered Dec 16. 1970 in Chicago.  Of Hawks’ 46 credits, two are as producer only:  Corvette K225 and The Thing, one is a short segment of the anthology O Henry’s Full House, and three are films started by Hawks and completed by others:  The Prizefighter and the Lady, Viva Villa, and The Outlaw.  Hawks’ first experience on a Hollywood movie set was in 1917, working props on The Little American with Mary Pickford, giving him a 53 year career in the movies.

El Dorado

foreign poster for El Dorado (1966)