Rio Bravo

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Dude and Stumpy in a publicity still for Rio Bravo (1959)

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Rio Bravo

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Walter Brennan as Stumpy in a publicity still for Rio Bravo (1959), his sixth and final film with Howard Hawks.

Come and Get It

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Walter Brennan in a publicity still for Come and Get It (1936)

To Have and Have Not

Walter Brennan as Eddie, sidekick to Humphrey Bogart in To Have and Have Not (1944).  He was also there for Edward Arnold in Come and Get It, and John Wayne in Red River and Rio Bravo in four of his six films with Howard Hawks.  He wasn’t anybody’s sidekick in Barbary Coast, and in Sergeant York he was Pastor Pyle, a slightly different relationship with Gary Cooper.

To Have and Have Not

Lauren Bacall responds to Walter Brennan’s verbal test as Humphrey Bogart watches in To Have and Have Not (1944).

Sergeant York

Walter Brennan as Pastor Pyle in a publicity still for Sergeant York (1941), his third of six Howard Hawks films (the most of any actor), after Barbary Coast and Come and Get It, and before To Have and Have Not, Red River and Rio Bravo.

Sergeant York

One of the town’s folk in Pall Mall, Tennessee, Alvin York’s home town, takes up with Paster Pyle about a pair of bloomers in a publicity still for Sergeant York (1941).

Rio Bravo

John Russell. Walter Brennan, Angie Dickinson and Dean Martin watch John Wayne play chess with an unknown opponent during a break on the set of Rio Bravo (1959).

Red River

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Walter Brennan as Nadine Groot in an original publicity still for Red River (1948).

Red River

Thomas Dunson teaches young Matthew Garth a lesson while Nadine Groot watches in Red River (1948).

Red River

Montgomery Clift is John Wayne’s adopted son Matthew Garth, and Walter Brennan is Nadine Groot, his long suffering companion, and cook on the cattle drive, in Red River (1948).

Come and Get It

Dinner’s ready so Barney Glasgow gets ready to ring the triangle and tell his guests to “Come and Get It” (1936).

Come and Get It

Walter Brennan wonders what’s Edward Arnold’s gripe with the singer in Come and Get It (1936).

Come and Get It

Frances Farmer and Edward Arnold go eye to eye next to Walter Brennan in Come and Get It (1936).

Come and Get It

Edward Arnold and Walter Brennan work in the Wisconsin lumber industry in Come and Get It (1936).