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none of Howard Hawks’ discoveries in this 1965 publicity still were able to parlay their big break into an acting career.  Lack of acting ability and zero screen magnetism were factors.

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foreign souvenir booklet for Red Line 7000 (1965)

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Marianna Hill in an original publicity still for Red Line 7000 (1965)

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action scene in an original publicity still.  Hawks’ action scenes never disappoint.  Not even once in his career.

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James Caan in a publicity still for Red Line 7000 (1965).  It was his third credited film appearance, after over a dozen tv guest shots.  His next film was Hawks’ El Dorado.

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of course there’s at least one mishap in Red Line 7000 (1965)

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Norman Alden in Red Line 7000 (1965)

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John Robert Crawford and Laura Devon strike the same pose as Paul Muni and Karen Morley in Scarface, but Red Line 7000 (1965) is one of Hawks’ four weak films, and Scarface is one of his masterpieces.

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John Robert Crawford is victorious in Red Line 7000 (1965).

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Red Line 7000 (1965) is one of Hawks four weak films, but, as always with Hawks, the action is first rate.

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original publicity still (1965) with Norman Alden, James Caan and current gay activist George Takei.

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I don’t know who’s halfway in/out of the driver’s seat, but that’s James Caan in white in Red Line 7000 (1965)

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Gail Hire and John Robert Crawford are an unappealing couple on Red Line 7000 (1965).  It was their screen debuts, and neither made another film, or were even seen on tv.

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Charlene Holt makes her second of three Howard Hawks films in Red Line 7000 (1965), after Mans Favorite Sport, and before El Dorado.  Norman Alden was also in Mans Favorite Sport.  Gail Hire only made this one film.

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Howard Hawks’ three female discoveries for Red Line 7000 (1965), from left to right, Gail Hire, Marianna Hill and Laura Devon, all should have stayed undiscovered, although Laura wasn’t bad.