Corvette K225

Noah Beery and Steven Geray in an original lobby card for Corvette K225 (1943).  Both actors were in other Hawks films.

Corvette K225

Barry Fitzgerald is one of the crew in a screencap from Corvette K225 (1943), a film produced by Howard Hawks and directed by Richard Rosson.  This was his final of 21 director credits dating back to 1917.  He also contributed to Hawks’ Scarface, Today We Live and Come and Get It.

Corvette K225

Barry Fitzgerald is one of the Canadian sailors in Corvette K225 (1943), a middling Howard Hawks entertainment.

Corvette K225

Barry Fitzgerald makes eye contact with Randolph Scott on board the Canadian war ship the Corvette K225 (1943)

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Charles Ruggles as Major Applegate goes big game hunting with May Robson and Barry Fitzgerald in Bringing Up Baby (1938)

Corvette K225

original lobby card (1943) with Robert Mitchum in an early supporting role

Corvette K225

publicity still with caption on the back for Corvette K225 (1943).

Corvette K225

Howard Hawks produced two movies he did not direct, Corvette K225 (1943) and The Thing (1950).  While Hawks was generous in giving Christian Nyby credit for The Thing, as it has a strong Hawksian quality, Richard Rosson appears to have had a stronger input into the direction of Corvette K225.  Both films deal with a male work team in a dangerous situation, a common Hawks theme.

Corvette K225

Ella Raines is surrounded by the Canadian Navy in a publicity still for Corvette K225 (1943). their contemporaneous story during World War II.  That’s Barry Fitzgerald on the far right doing his best Popeye the Sailor impression.  All that’s missing is his can of spinach.

Corvette K225

Barry Fitzgerald, Randolph Scott and James Brown on board Corvette K225 (1943) a Canadian World War II vessel.