Search results for "Howard Hawks"

Ball of Fire (1941) RT 100% / Audience 90%

DVD release: May 2007

A group of academics have spent years shut up in a house working on the definitive encyclopedia. When one of them discovers that his entry on slang is hopelessly outdated, he ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Howard Hawks
CAST:  Gary Cooper  •  Barbara Stanwyck  •  S.Z. Sakall  •  Henry Travers

Rio Lobo (1970) RT 71% / Audience 72%

DVD release: Apr 2003

After the Civil War, Cord McNally searches for the traitor whose perfidy caused the defeat of McNally's unit and the loss of a close friend.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Western
DIRECTION:  Howard Hawks
CAST:  John Wayne  •  Jorge Rivero  •  Jennifer O'Neill  •  Jack Elam

El Dorado (1966)

Cole Thornton, a gunfighter for hire, joins forces with an old friend, Sheriff J.P. Hara. Together with an old indian fighter and a gambler, they help a rancher and his family ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Western
DIRECTION:  Howard Hawks
CAST:  John Wayne  •  Robert Mitchum  •  James Caan  •  Charlene Holt

Man's Favorite Sport? (1964) RT 64% / Audience 74%

DVD release: Jul 2003

Rock Hudson is Roger Willoughby, a renowned fishing expert, who, unbeknownst to his friends, co-workers, or boss, has never cast a line in his life. One day, he crosses paths ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Howard Hawks
CAST:  Rock Hudson  •  Paula Prentiss  •  Maria Perschy  •  John McGiver

Hatari! (1962) RT 67% / Audience 77%

DVD release: Jul 2001

A group of men trap wild animals in Africa and sell them to zoos. Will the arrival of a female wildlife photographer change their ways?  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Comedy
DIRECTION:  Howard Hawks
CAST:  John Wayne  •  Hardy Krüger  •  Elsa Martinelli  •  Red Buttons

Rio Bravo (1959) RT 100% / Audience 91%

DVD release: May 2001

The sheriff of a small town in southwest Texas must keep custody of a murderer whose brother, a powerful rancher, is trying to help him escape. After a friend is killed trying ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance • Western
DIRECTION:  Howard Hawks
CAST:  John Wayne  •  Dean Martin  •  Ricky Nelson  •  Walter Brennan

Land of the Pharaohs (1955) RT 75% / Audience 40%

DVD release: Jun 2007

In ancient Egypt the Pharaoh Khufu is obsessed with acquiring gold and plans to take it all with him into the "second life." To this end he enlists the aid of Vashtar, an ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History
DIRECTION:  Howard Hawks
CAST:  Jack Hawkins  •  Joan Collins  •  Dewey Martin  •  Alexis Minotis

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) RT 98% / Audience 83%

DVD release: May 2001

Lorelei Lee is a beautiful showgirl engaged to be married to the wealthy Gus Esmond, much to the disapproval of Gus' rich father, Esmond Sr., who thinks that Lorelei is just ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Howard Hawks
CAST:  Marilyn Monroe  •  Jane Russell  •  Elliott Reid  •  Charles Coburn

Monkey Business (1952)

Barnaby Fulton is a research chemist working on a fountain of youth pill for a chemical company. One of the labs chimps, Esther, gets loose in the laboratory and, having ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Howard Hawks
CAST:  Cary Grant  •  Ginger Rogers  •  Charles Coburn  •  Marilyn Monroe

O. Henry's Full House (1952) RT Audience 61%

DVD release: Nov 2006

Five O. Henry stories, each separate. The primary one from the critic's acclaim was "The Cop and the Anthem". Soapy tells fellow bum Horace that he is going to get arrested so ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Henry Hathaway  •  Howard Hawks  •  Jean Negulesco  •  Henry Koster  •  Henry King
CAST:  Marilyn Monroe  •  Fred Allen  •  Anne Baxter  •  Jeanne Crain

The Big Sky (1952) RT 100% / Audience 68%

Kirk Douglas stars as the determined leader of a band of Tennessee fur trappers who set out to explore the uncharted Missouri river in 1830 and find them selves battling ...  (more)

GENRES: Western
DIRECTION:  Howard Hawks
CAST:  Kirk Douglas  •  Dewey Martin  •  Elizabeth Threatt  •  Arthur Hunnicutt

The Thing from Another World (1951) RT 88% / Audience 73%

DVD release: Aug 2003

Scientists and American Air Force officials fend off a blood-thirsty alien organism while at a remote arctic outpost.  (more)

GENRES: Horror • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Howard Hawks  •  Christian Nyby
CAST:  Margaret Sheridan  •  Kenneth Tobey  •  Robert O. Cornthwaite  •  Douglas Spencer

I Was a Male War Bride (1949) RT 79% / Audience 71%

DVD release: Jan 2004

Captain Henri Rochard is a French officer assigned to work with Lieut. Catherine Gates. Through a wacky series of misadventures, they fall in love and marry. When the war ends ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance • War
DIRECTION:  Howard Hawks
CAST:  Cary Grant  •  Ann Sheridan  •  Marion Marshall  •  Randy Stuart

Red River (1948)

Dunson is driving his cattle to Red River when his adopted son, Matthew, turns against him.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Western
DIRECTION:  Howard Hawks  •  Arthur Rosson
CAST:  John Wayne  •  Montgomery Clift  •  Joanne Dru  •  Walter Brennan

The Big Sleep (1946) RT 96% / Audience 91%

DVD release: Feb 2000

Private Detective Philip Marlowe is hired by a rich family. Before the complex case is over, he's seen murder, blackmail, and what might be love.  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Howard Hawks
CAST:  Humphrey Bogart  •  Lauren Bacall  •  John Ridgely  •  Martha Vickers

To Have and Have Not (1944) RT 97% / Audience 91%

DVD release: Nov 2003

A Martinique charter boat skipper gets mixed up with the underground French resistance operatives during WWII.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Drama • Romance • Thriller • War
DIRECTION:  Howard Hawks
CAST:  Humphrey Bogart  •  Walter Brennan  •  Lauren Bacall  •  Dolores Moran

The Outlaw (1943) RT 89% / Audience 33%

DVD release: Apr 1998

Newly appointed sheriff Pat Garrett is pleased when his old friend Doc Holliday arrives in Lincoln, New Mexico on the stage. Doc is trailing his stolen horse, and it is ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Western
DIRECTION:  Howard Hawks  •  Howard Hughes
CAST:  Jane Russell  •  Jack Beutel  •  Thomas Mitchell  •  Walter Huston

Air Force (1943)

The crew of an Air Force bomber arrives in Pearl Harbor in the aftermath of the Japanese attack and is sent on to Manila to help with the defense of the Philippines.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Drama • History • War
DIRECTION:  Howard Hawks
CAST:  John Ridgely  •  Gig Young  •  Arthur Kennedy  •  Charles Drake

Sergeant York (1941) RT 84% / Audience 86%

DVD release: Nov 2006

Alvin York a hillbilly sharpshooter transforms himself from ruffian to religious pacifist. He is then called to serve his country and despite deep religious and moral ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • History • War
DIRECTION:  Howard Hawks
CAST:  Gary Cooper  •  Walter Brennan  •  Joan Leslie  •  Margaret Wycherly

His Girl Friday (1940) RT 97% / Audience 90%

DVD release: Dec 2004

Hildy Johnson has divorced Walter Burns and visits his office to tell him that she is engaged to another man and that they are going to get married the day after. Walter Burns ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Howard Hawks
CAST:  Cary Grant  •  Rosalind Russell  •  Ralph Bellamy  •  Gene Lockhart