Corvette K225

Richard Rosson and Ella Raines behind the scenes of Corvette K225 (1943)

Corvette K225

The back of this publicity still reads

E.R.P.44                  ‘CORVETTES IN ACTION’                  UNIVERSAL

There’s nothing more invigorating than a frolic in Southern California’s snowclad mountains away from the camera chores in filmdom.  Ella Raines, recent graduate from University of Washington, who is making her screen debut in Howard Hawks’ “Corvettes in Action,” at Universal Studios, is shown at a ski outing.

The name was changed to Corvette K-225 upon release.

Corvette K225

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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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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Ella Raines and Randolph Scott in a publicity still for Corvette K225 (1943)

Corvette K225

The back of this publicity still reads

From:  Universal Studios

Universal City, Calif.

Co-starred in Howard Hawks’ saga of the Royal Canadian Navy “Corvette K-225: at Universal Studios are Randolph Scott, Ella Raines and James Brown.  In directing the Universal picture Richard Rosson made numerous trips with convoys across the North Atlantic to get action scenes for the thrill packed romantic adventure story.

 

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Producer Howard Hawks with Richard Rosson in the director’s chair for a script conference with Randolph Scott and Ella Raines for Corvette K225 (1943).  Ella’s looking quite displeased.

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Howard Hawks with Charles Boyer and their latest discovery Ella Raines. He cast her in his latest production, Corvette K225, but she was seen to best advantage in the film noirs The Web, Phantom Lady and Brute Force. She was also cast opposite John...

Howard Hawks and Charles Boyer with their discovery Ella Raines.  Ella made her film debut in Hawks’ production Corvette K225.

Corvette K225

Ella Raines and Randolph Scott are on opposite sides of the kitchen in a scene from Corvette K225 (1943), before the naval vessel takes off for action in World War II.

 

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

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Howard Hawks discovery Ella Raines with Randolph Scott in a publicity still for Corvette K225 (1943).  Ella was not part of the work team, as many Hawksian women were, and was more of an unnecessary bystander.

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Randolph Scott, Ella Raines and James Brown are the Hawksian triangle of Corvette K225 (1943).

Corvette K225

The back of this publicity still for Corvette K225 (1943) reads

1250-183AD         “CORVETTES IN ACTION”          UNIVERSAL

Romantic interest of Howard Hawks’ “Corvettes in Action,” saga of the Royal Canadian Navy, is presented by Randolph Scott and Ella Raines who are co-starred in the picture at Universal.  A powerful story of love and devotion accompanies the account of the perilous life of the corvette seamen.  Miss Raines makes her screen debut in the picture which tells besides the love of a lass for a man in the navy, of the experiences of the men who dare the hazards of protecting United Nation convoys against Nazi subs.

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Randolph Scott, Ella Raines and James Brown in a typical love triangle from Corvette K225 (1943) although this time the romance is focused on Randolph and Ella.

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Ella Raines and Noah Beery Jr on the set of Corvette K225 (1943)