El Dorado

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

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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.

 

El Dorado

John Wayne as Cole Thornton and James Caan as Alan Bedillion Treherne, nicknamed Mississippi, in El Dorado (1966), James’ second film in a row for Howard Hawks, after the much weaker Red Line 7000.

El Dorado

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

Red Line 7000

James Caan and Marianna Hill in a publicity still for Red Line 7000 (1965)

James Caan and Marianna Hill in a publicity still for Red Line 7000 (1965)

Red Line 7000

Laura Devon, Norman Alden and James Caan in an original publicity still for Red Line 7000 (1965)

Red Line 7000

Norman Alden, James Caan and George Takei in an original publicity still for Red Line 7000 (1965).  George was Sulu on 52 episodes of Star Trek (1966-69) and is now a gay rights activist and outspoken critic of Trump.

Red Line 7000

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James Caan as Mike in Red Line 7000 (1965)

Red Line 7000

Norman Alden, James Caan and George Takei in an original publicity still for Red Line 7000 (1965)

El Dorado

Howard Hawks in an original publicity still filming El Dorado (1966) with James Caan and Michele Carey.

El Dorado

James Caan, John Wayne and Robert Mitchum in an original autographed publicity still for El Dorado (1966)