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Ella Raines was another Howard Hawks discovery in Corvette K225 (1943), but the romance with Randolph Scott was routine and had none of the usual Hawks chemistry.

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Corvette K225

screencap from Corvette K225 (1943)

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.

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action scene from Corvette K225 (1943), Howard Hawks’ production for Universal Studios.

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

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Randolph Scott on board the Canadian war ship the Corvette K225 (1943)

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Fuzzy Knight and James Brown in an original publicity still for Corvette K225 (1943)

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foreign poster for Corvette K225 (1943) “from the creator of Sergeant York and Air Force.”

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

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behind the scenes of Corvette K225 (1943)

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The back of this publicity still reads

Universal Studios,

Universal City, Calif.

Meet Milton, the nautical pup of Universal’s “Corvette K-225.”  Randolph Scott and Ella Raines, stars of Howard Hawks’ latest production which is a saga of the Royal Canadian Navy in action in the North Atlantic, are not teaching Milton, featured as the corvette mascot, any bad habits in providing him with a light for his pipeful of tobacco.  Smoking is an old trick of the dog.  Miss Raines, incidentally, makes her debut in the corvette epic.

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foreign booklet for Corvette K225 (1943)

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Randolph Scott in a scene from Corvette K225 (1943).  While it’s far from Howard Hawks’ best, it’s still a good movie.  Typically for Hawks, the action scenes are first rate.

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Randolph Scott in a scene from Corvette K225 (1943), directed by Richard Rossen and produced by Howard Hawks.

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foreign poster for Corvette K225 (1943), one of only two films Howard Hawks produced but did not direct, in addition to The Thing (1951).