Howard Hawks’ early career

Publicity still for Dawn of a Tomorrow (1924) with Jacqueline Logan between a rich guy and a poor guy

Howard Hawks’ early career

flyer for The Dawn of a Tomorrow (1924).  The story of the “original glad girl” was first made in 1915 with Mary Pickford, who was not known for being a “glad girl.”

Howard Hawks’ early career

Publicity still for Dawn of a Tomorrow (1924) with Jacqueline Logan and Raymond Griffith

Howard Hawks’ early career

Publicity still for Dawn of a Tomorrow (1924) with Jacqueline Logan and Raymond Griffith as “the dandy”  It was first filmed in 1915 with Mary Pickford.

Howard Hawks’ early career

Publicity still for Dawn of a New Tomorrow with Raymond Griffith, Jacqueline Logan and David Torrence (1924).  The film was directed by George Melford, who would also direct the next film with Howard Hawks as production editor, Tiger Love (1924).

Howard Hawks’ early career

In 1924, Howard Hawks was hired by Irving Thalberg as one of Paramount’s story department’s four production editors.  No specific records were kept on which films Howard Hawks actually worked on, and in what capacity, but he took credit for several, including The Dawn of a Tomorrow.  The Dawn of a Tomorrow, a remake of a 1915 Mary Pickford film, premiered Mar 23, 1924.

Howard Hawks’ early career

Jacqueline Logan as Dawn and David Torrence as Sir Oliver Holt in Dawn of a Tomorrow (1924)

Jacqueline was born in Corsicana, Texas and had 62 acting credits in her career, from 1921 to 1931.  Her most notable film was The King of Kings (1927) for Cecil B DeMille as Mary Magdalene.

David was born in Edinburgh, Scotland and is the brother of Ernest Torrence who also appeared in Howard Hawks films of the period.  David appeared in 102 films in his career, from 1913 to 1939.  David was also in another Hawks film of the period, Tiger Love.  He was seen in films among the best 1,001 of all time:  The Mask of Fu Manchu, Queen Christina,  Captain Blood and Lost Horizon (an uncredited bit).  and he was in Mutiny on the Bounty (1935