Howard Hawks

John Wayne backstage with Howard Hawks and his honorary Oscar on Apr 8, 1975.  The presentation can be seen here as Shirley MacLaine introduces John Wayne who introduces Hawks….

 

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Hatari

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John Wayne on location in Tanzania with Howard Hawks’ son Gregg in a publicity still for Hatari (1962).

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John Wayne and Elsa Martinelli in a publicity still for Hatari (1962).

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Elsa Martinelli, John Wayne and a baby elephant in Hatari (1962)

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Elsa Martinelli and John Wayne on the job in Africa in Hatari (1962).

El Dorado

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El Dorado had its world premiere in Japan in Dec 1966, but it was held back in the USA until Jun 1967 as Paramount did not want it to compete with another of their westerns, Nevada Smith, with the more contemporary star Steve McQueen,

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John Wayne as Cole Thornton in a publicity still for El Dorado (1966).

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John Wayne appears to be getting the worst of it as Charlene Holt and Christopher George observe in El Dorado (1966).

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John Wayne and Charlene Holt in a publicity still for El Dorado (1966).  This is Charlene’s third film in a row with Howard Hawks, after Man’s Favorite Sport (1964) as Rock Hudson’s girlfriend, and Red Line 7000 (1965) as the owner of the race car driver’s hangout.  El Dorado is easily her best of the three, but it didn’t lead to much of a career.

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John Wayne in El Dorado (1966), his fourth film with Howard Hawks, after Red River, Rio Bravo and Hatari.

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John Wayne and Michele Carey in an original publicity still for El Dorado (1966).

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John Wayne and Charlene Holt, the second fine Hawksian woman in El Dorado (1966)

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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.

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foreign lobby card for Hatari (1962).

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Hardy Kruger and John Wayne attend to Bruce Cabot’s work injury out on the African plane in Hatari (1962).