Come and Get It

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sheet music for Come and Get It (1936).  There is often music and singing in a Howard Hawks film.  He uses it as a bonding ritual, usually among co-workers.

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Barbary Coast

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Joel McCrae, Miriam Hopkins and Walter Brennan in Barbary Coast (1935)

To Have and Have Not

Walter Brennan is Humphrey Bogart’s sidekick in To Have and Have Not (1944), Walt’s fourth film of six with Howard Hawks.

Barbary Coast

Walter Brennan as Old Atrocity in Barbary Coast (1935), even early in his career, Walt was playing grizzled old men.

Sergeant York

Walter Brennan as Pastor Pyle in Sergeant York (1941), Walt’s third of six films with Howard Hawks  This is his only Hawks film when he is not the salty old sidekick.

Red River

Walter Brennan as Nadine Groot in a publicity still for Red River (1948), his fifth of six films with Howard Hawks.

Barbary Coast

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Joel McCrae and Walter Brennan in a publicity still for Barbary Coast (1935), the first of six films Walt made with Howard Hawks.

Come and Get It

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Walter Brennan, Edward Arnold and Frances Farmer in a publicity still for Come and Get It (1936), the second of six films Walt made with Howard Hawks.

Sergeant York

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Walter Brennan as Pastor Pyle points to Gary Cooper as Sergeant York (1941)

To Have and Have Not

Humphrey Bogart and Walter Brennan in a publicity still for To Have and Have Not (1944).  It’s the film where Walt asks everyone he meets “Was you ever bit by a dead bee?”

Red River

John Wayne and Walter Brennan in a publicity still for Red River (1948).  It was the first of two times Walt would play John’s sidekick in a Howard Hawks movie.  They were all reunited in Rio Bravo (1959).

Rio Bravo

Dean Martin, Walter Brennan and John Wayne in Rio Bravo (1959).  This was Walter’s sixth of six films with Howard Hawks,

Rio Bravo

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

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)