Red Line 7000

Gail Hire, Charlene Holt and Norman Alden in a publicity still for Red Line 7000 (1965)

Red Line 7000

Norman Alden and Charlene Holt in an original publicity still for Red Line 7000 (1965).  They were both in Howard Hawks’ previoius film Man’s Favorite Sport (1964).  Norman was the fake Indian “John Screaming Eagle” and Charlene was Rock Hudson’s girlfriend.

Mans Favorite Sport

Charlene Holt in a scene from Mans Favorite Sport (1964)

El Dorado

a tense dramatic scene in El Dorado (1966)

El Dorado

more bonding in Howard Hawks’ world, in El Dorado (1966) with Arthur Hunnicut, Charlene Holt, John Wayne. Robert Mitchum, and Paul Fix.

El Dorado

John Wayne and Charlene Holt in El Dorado (1966).  Charlene was one of two strong Hawksian women in the film, along with Michele Carey.

Red Line 7000

Gail Hire, Laura Devon, Charlene Holt, and an unidentified woman behind the bar, in a scene from Red Line 7000 (1965).  Charlene is seen to better advantage in Howard Hawks’ previous film, Mans Favorite Sport, as Rock Hudson’s girlfriend, and in Hawks’ next film, El Dorado, as part of a Hawks triangle with John Wayne and Robert Mitchum.

El Dorado

El Dorado is ranked number 16 on Golddberby’s list of Howard Hawks’ 20 Greatest Films.

I would rank El Dorado higher, closer to the top 10.

Red Line 7000

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Charlene Holt makes her second of three Howard Hawks films in Red Line 7000 (1965), after Mans Favorite Sport, and before El Dorado.  Norman Alden was also in Mans Favorite Sport.  Gail Hire only made this one film.

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Howard Hawks in a publicity still with his latest discoveries in Red Line 7000 (1965).  Only James Caan became a movie star.  Charlene Holt and Norman Alden, bottom left and right, were able to pump out undistinguished careers.  Norman notably drowned in a bowl of chicken soup on  Norman Lear’s syndicated soap opera Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman.

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El Dorado

The El Dorado (1966) work group is only missing James Caan.

Mans Favorite Sport

Rock Hudson is trapped in a sleeping bag in a scene from Mans Favorite Sport (1964)

Mans Favorite Sport

Rock Hudson and his girlfriend Charlene Holt in Mans Favorite Sport (1964)

El Dorado

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John Wayne and Charlene Holt in a publicity still for El Dorado (1966)

El Dorado

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The back of this publicity still reads

10423/120    TAKING CHARGE….John Wayne gets the drop on some off-camera badmen in this scene with James Caan, center, and John Gabriel from Howard Hawks’ Wayne/Robert Mitchum starrer, “El Dorado.”  Story of a gunfighter and a sheriff in a range war, the big Technicolor western co-starring Caan, Charlene Holt, Michele Carey, Arthur Hunnicut and Paul Fix was filmed on location in Arizona for Paramount Pictures.  Hawks directed and produced.   Leigh Brackett wrote the screenplay based on a novel by Harry Brown and “El Dorado” was photographed by Harold Rossen.