Red Line 7000

Marianna Hill and James Caan in Red Line 7000 (1965).  James went on to co-star in Howard Hawks’ next film, the superior El Dorado (1966).  Marianna didn’t make much of an impression with her big break for Howard Hawks, but she was able to squeeze out a career that began in 1960 and ran through something called  Chief Zabu in 2016 and a total of 84 acting credits.

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Red Line 7000

James Caan and Marianna Hill in Red Line 7000 (1965).

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Marianna Hill gets behind the wheel with James Caan in the passenger seat in Red Line 7000 (1965), but there are no female race car drivers in the film.

El Dorado

James Caan in a publicity still for El Dorado (1966).  James has 129 acting credits so far, from a 1961 episode of Naked City to four films now in production.  His last release, Con Man, premiered in Mar 2018.

El Dorado

James Caan and Michele Carey enjoy a kiss in the hay in El Dorado (1966).

El Dorado

James Caan as Mississippi in a publicity still for El Dorado (1966).

El Dorado

James Caan and Michele Carey in a publicity still for El Dorado (1966).  This is James’ second film for Howard Hawks, after Hawks’ previous Red Line 7000 (1965).  Michele couldn’t capitalize on her exposure in a Hawks film, although she was an excellent Hawksian woman.

El Dorado

The back of this publicity still reads

1043292    TAKING CHARGE….John Wayne, left, tells off Christopher George as the big guy and James Caan invade outlaws’ lair in this scene from Howard Hawks’ “El Dorado”
starring John Wayne and Robert Mitchum.  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.  Leigh Brackett wrote the screenplay based on a novel by Harry Brown, and El Dorado was photographed by Harold Rosson.

El Dorado

James Caan and Michele Carey in another tussle in El Dorado (1966).

El Dorado

Howard Hawks, John Wayne and James Caan in a publicity still for El Dorado (1966).

Red Line 7000

Howard Hawks with James Caan on the set of Red Line 7000 (1965).   James was much better served as Mississippi in Hawks’ next movie, the western classic El Dorado.

El Dorado

Howard Hawks directs James Caan and Michele Carey in a publicity still for El Dorado (1966).  It may not be a masterpiece like Hawks’ previous westerns Red River and Rio Bravo, but it is still a superior entertainment.

Red Line 7000

James Caan straps on his crash helmet in a publicity photo for Red Line 7000 (1965) with Norman Alden part of his pit crew.  Norman was in Hawks’ previous film, Man’s Favorite Sport as the guard at Lake Wackapoogie.

Red Line 7000

Charlene Holt sizes up James Caan in a rerelease publicity photo for Red Line 7000 (1965).  Though the film was generally a failure, they both were featured to better affect in Hawks’ next film, El Dorado.  Charlene was also in Hawks’ previous film, Man’s Favorite Sport, as Rock Hudson’s girlfriend.

El Dorado

John Wayne, Christopher George and James Caan in a publicity still for El Dorado (1966).  James admitted he wore three inch heels for the film.