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original lobby card set for Red Line 7000 (1965)

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James Caan as Mike in an original publicity still for Red Line 7000 (1965), the first of two films he made with Howard Hawks.

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That’s Star Trek’s gay rights activist George Takei doing his thing on the dance floor in an original publicity still for Red Line 7000 (1965).  The musical parts in Red Line 7000 (1965) are easily the weakest musical parts in Howard Hawks’ career.

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early Pepsi product placement in an original publicity still for Red Line 7000 (1965) with Marianna Hill and James Caan.

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James Caan, Laura Devon, Skip Ward and Gail Hire in an original publicity still for Red Line 7000 (1965)

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Marianna Hill in an unattractive original publicity still for Red Line 7000 (1965)

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James Caan in a publicity still for Red Line 7000 (1965).  James would have a better part in his next movie with Howard Hawks, his return to classic form with. El Dorado (1966).

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original screenplay for Red Line 7000 (1965), up for bids on ebay.

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Laura Devon in an original publicity still for Red Line 7000 (1965)

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Marianna Hill in a publicity still for Red Line 7000 (1965).  Marianna was born in Santa Barbara, California, and was raised in Canada and Europe.  Howard Hawks was hoping for another international starlet, after his successes with  Elsa Martinelli and Michele Girardon in Hatari, and Maria Perschy in Mans Favorite Sport.  He went to that well one too many times for Red Line 7000.

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Charlene Holt in a publicity still for El Dorado (1966), her third film in a row with Howard Hawks, after Man’s Favorite Sport as Rock Hudson’s girlfriend, and Red Line 7000 as the nightclub owner.

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James Caan as Mississippi in El Dorado (1966).  He was one of the very few bright spots in Hawks’ previous film, the disappoiting Red Line 7000 (1965),

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Laura Devon and John Robert Crawford in an original publicity still for Red Line 7000 (1965).

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ad for the world premiere of Red Line 7000 (1965)

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Laura Devon in an original publicity still for Red Line 7000 (1965).  Even Henry Mancini’s music was below standard.