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Sue Carol, as Sue Manning in a publicity still for The Air Circus (1928), may be the best example of the Hawksian woman in his silent films, but the film is lost, so it is only speculation.

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In an early Hawks triangle, Arthur Lake is on the roof spying on his friend David Manners and the girl Sue Carol in a publicity still for The Air Circus (1928), a lost Howard Hawks film.  Not even a short scrap has surfaced.

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Howard Hawks with the cast of Air Circus (1928)

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David Rollins and Sue Carol in a publicity still for The Air Circus (1928), a lost Howard Hawks silent film.

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Sue Carol and Arthur Lake in a publicity still for The Air Circus (1928), Howard Hawks’ seventh of eight silent films, and from surviving posters and stills, his most ambitious silent work.  Not even a brief clip exists from the lost film.

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Sue Carol and Arthur Lake in publicity stills for The Air Circus (1928)

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Howard Hawks on the set of The Air Circus (1928) with Sue Carol, one of his lost silent films.

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publicity still for The Air Circus (1928), a lost Howard Hawks silent film, and his first in the world of aviation.  His sound aviation films are The Dawn Patrol, Ceiling Zero, Only Angels Have Wings and Air Force.

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Sue Carol and David Rollins in The Air Circus (1928), Howard Hawks’ first film set in the world of aviation. Here they are stunt flyers.

Sue Carol and David Rollins are recent flight school graduates who become stunt pilots in The Air Circus (1928)

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The Air Circus (1928). a lost Howard Hawks silent film.

David Rollins, Sue Carol and Arthur Lake in The Air Circus (1928).  Sue was the best example of a Hawksian woman in a silent film, being just as good as any man in a man’s profession.  It’s a shame the film is lost.

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That’s either David Rollins or Arthur Lake planting a kiss on Sue Carol in a publicity still for The Air Circus (1928). a lost Howard Hawks silent film.

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David Rollins and Arthur Lake sport knickers with Heinie Conklin and Sue Carol in a publicity still for The Air Circus (1928).  Louise Dresser is top billed, but appears in only one of the numerous surviving stills.

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Arthur Lake and Sue Carol share a phosphate in The Air Circus (1928), a lost Howard Hawks silent film.

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looks to be a near miss in flight school in The Air Circus (1928)

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Aviatrix Sue Carol is surrounded by pilots in training in The Air Circus (1928)