Howard Hawks

Howard Winchester Hawks (May 30, 1896 – December 26, 1977) was an American film director, producer and screenwriter of the classic Hollywood era. He is popular for his films from a wide range of genres such as Scarface (1932), Bringing Up Baby (1938), Only Angels Have Wings (1939), His Girl Friday (1940), Sergeant York (1941), The Big Sleep (1946), Red River (1948), Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953), Rio Bravo (1959), and El Dorado (1967). In 1975, Hawks was awarded the Honorary Academy Award as "a master American filmmaker whose creative efforts hold a distinguished place in world cinema," and in 1942 he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director for Sergeant York. Description above from the Wikipedia article Howard Hawks, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Hatari! (1962)

ClassicAdventurous

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)

DIRECTION:  Howard Hawks
CAST:  John Wayne  •  Hardy Krüger  •  Elsa Martinelli  •  Red Buttons

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)

DIRECTION:  Howard Hawks
CAST:  John Wayne  •  Hardy Krüger  •  Elsa Martinelli  •  Red Buttons

Ball of Fire (1941)

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 When one of them discovers that his entry on slang is hopelessly outdated, he ventures into the wide world to learn about the evolving language. Here he meets Sugarpuss ...  (more)

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

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 When one of them discovers that his entry on slang is hopelessly outdated, he ventures into the wide world to learn about the evolving language. Here he meets Sugarpuss ...  (more)

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

Bringing Up Baby (1938)

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David Huxley is waiting to get a bone he needs for his museum collection. Through a series of strange circumstances, he meets Susan Vance, and the duo have a series of misadventures which include a leopard called Baby.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Howard Hawks
CAST:  Katharine Hepburn  •  Cary Grant  •  Charles Ruggles  •  Walter Catlett

David Huxley is waiting to get a bone he needs for his museum collection. Through a series of strange circumstances, he meets Susan Vance, and the duo have a series of misadventures which include a leopard called Baby.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Howard Hawks
CAST:  Katharine Hepburn  •  Cary Grant  •  Charles Ruggles  •  Walter Catlett

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 fight a rival rancher that is trying to steal their water.  (more)

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

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 fight a rival rancher that is trying to steal their water.  (more)

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

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

FunnyCharmingEnjoyableMusical

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 after his money. When Lorelei goes on a cruise accompanied only by her best friend, Dorothy ...  (more)

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

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 after his money. When Lorelei goes on a cruise accompanied only by her best friend, Dorothy ...  (more)

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

His Girl Friday (1940)

SmartRomanticClassicLighthearted

Hildy, the journalist former wife of newspaper editor Walter Burns, visits his office to inform him that she's engaged and will be getting remarried the next day. Walter can't let that happen and frames the fiancé, Bruce Baldwin, for one thing after another, to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Howard Hawks
CAST:  Cary Grant  •  Rosalind Russell  •  Ralph Bellamy  •  Gene Lockhart

Hildy, the journalist former wife of newspaper editor Walter Burns, visits his office to inform him that she's engaged and will be getting remarried the next day. Walter can't let that happen and frames the fiancé, Bruce Baldwin, for one thing after another, to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Howard Hawks
CAST:  Cary Grant  •  Rosalind Russell  •  Ralph Bellamy  •  Gene Lockhart

I Was a Male War Bride (1949)

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, Capt. Rochard tries to return to America with the other female war brides. Zany ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Howard Hawks
CAST:  Cary Grant  •  Ann Sheridan  •  Marion Marshall  •  Randy Stuart

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, Capt. Rochard tries to return to America with the other female war brides. Zany ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Howard Hawks
CAST:  Cary Grant  •  Ann Sheridan  •  Marion Marshall  •  Randy Stuart

Only Angels Have Wings (1939)

Geoff Carter is the head of a crumbling air freight service in desperate need of a replacement pilot. He is forced to hire a descredited aviator who arrives with his wife, Carter's ex-lover. Meanwhile, traveler Bonnie Lee tries to get close to the emotionally ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Howard Hawks
CAST:  Cary Grant  •  Jean Arthur  •  Richard Barthelmess  •  Rita Hayworth

Geoff Carter is the head of a crumbling air freight service in desperate need of a replacement pilot. He is forced to hire a descredited aviator who arrives with his wife, Carter's ex-lover. Meanwhile, traveler Bonnie Lee tries to get close to the emotionally ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Howard Hawks
CAST:  Cary Grant  •  Jean Arthur  •  Richard Barthelmess  •  Rita Hayworth

Red River (1948)

Headstrong Thomas Dunson starts a thriving Texas cattle ranch with the help of his faithful trail hand, Groot, and his protégé, Matthew Garth, an orphan Dunson took under his wing when Matt was a boy. In need of money following the Civil War, Dunson and Matt lead a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Howard Hawks
CAST:  John Wayne  •  Montgomery Clift  •  Joanne Dru  •  Walter Brennan

Headstrong Thomas Dunson starts a thriving Texas cattle ranch with the help of his faithful trail hand, Groot, and his protégé, Matthew Garth, an orphan Dunson took under his wing when Matt was a boy. In need of money following the Civil War, Dunson and Matt lead a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Howard Hawks
CAST:  John Wayne  •  Montgomery Clift  •  Joanne Dru  •  Walter Brennan

Rio Bravo (1959)

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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 to muster support for him, he and his deputies - a disgraced drunk and a cantankerous old ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Howard Hawks
CAST:  John Wayne  •  Dean Martin  •  Ricky Nelson  •  Walter Brennan

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 to muster support for him, he and his deputies - a disgraced drunk and a cantankerous old ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Howard Hawks
CAST:  John Wayne  •  Dean Martin  •  Ricky Nelson  •  Walter Brennan

Rio Lobo (1970)

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)

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

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)

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

Scarface (1932)

A murderous thug shoots his way to the top of the mobs while trying to protect his sister from the criminal life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Howard Hawks
CAST:  Paul Muni  •  Ann Dvorak  •  Karen Morley  •  Osgood Perkins

A murderous thug shoots his way to the top of the mobs while trying to protect his sister from the criminal life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Howard Hawks
CAST:  Paul Muni  •  Ann Dvorak  •  Karen Morley  •  Osgood Perkins

Sergeant York (1941)

Action-packedClassicDramaticHeartbreaking

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 objections to fighting becomes one of the most celebrated American heroes of WWI.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Howard Hawks
CAST:  Gary Cooper  •  Walter Brennan  •  Joan Leslie  •  Margaret Wycherly

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 objections to fighting becomes one of the most celebrated American heroes of WWI.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Howard Hawks
CAST:  Gary Cooper  •  Walter Brennan  •  Joan Leslie  •  Margaret Wycherly

The Big Sleep (1946)

Private Investigator Philip Marlowe is hired by wealthy General Sternwood regarding a matter involving his youngest daughter Carmen. Before the complex case is over, Marlowe sees murder, blackmail, deception, and what might be love.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Howard Hawks
CAST:  Humphrey Bogart  •  Lauren Bacall  •  John Ridgely  •  Martha Vickers

Private Investigator Philip Marlowe is hired by wealthy General Sternwood regarding a matter involving his youngest daughter Carmen. Before the complex case is over, Marlowe sees murder, blackmail, deception, and what might be love.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Howard Hawks
CAST:  Humphrey Bogart  •  Lauren Bacall  •  John Ridgely  •  Martha Vickers

To Have and Have Not (1945)

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

DIRECTION:  Howard Hawks
CAST:  Humphrey Bogart  •  Walter Brennan  •  Lauren Bacall  •  Dolores Moran

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

DIRECTION:  Howard Hawks
CAST:  Humphrey Bogart  •  Walter Brennan  •  Lauren Bacall  •  Dolores Moran

Twentieth Century (1934)

Oscar Jaffe is a successful Broadway director, Lily Garland his biggest star. When she leaves his direction, his success goes with her. When he recognizes her aboard the Twentieth Century Limited, the train that both of them are riding, he tries to get her back for ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Howard Hawks
CAST:  John Barrymore  •  Carole Lombard  •  Walter Connolly  •  Roscoe Karns

Oscar Jaffe is a successful Broadway director, Lily Garland his biggest star. When she leaves his direction, his success goes with her. When he recognizes her aboard the Twentieth Century Limited, the train that both of them are riding, he tries to get her back for ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Howard Hawks
CAST:  John Barrymore  •  Carole Lombard  •  Walter Connolly  •  Roscoe Karns

Come and Get It (1936)

An ambitious lumberjack abandons his saloon girl lover so that he can marry into wealth, but years later becomes infatuated with the woman's daughter.  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Wyler  •  Howard Hawks  •  Richard Rosson
CAST:  Edward Arnold  •  Joel McCrea  •  Frances Farmer  •  Walter Brennan

An ambitious lumberjack abandons his saloon girl lover so that he can marry into wealth, but years later becomes infatuated with the woman's daughter.  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Wyler  •  Howard Hawks  •  Richard Rosson
CAST:  Edward Arnold  •  Joel McCrea  •  Frances Farmer  •  Walter Brennan

The Dawn Patrol (1930)

World War I ace Dick Courtney derides the leadership of his superior officer, but he soon is promoted to squadron commander and learns harsh lessons about sending subordinates to their deaths.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Howard Hawks
CAST:  Richard Barthelmess  •  Douglas Fairbanks Jr.  •  Neil Hamilton  •  Frank McHugh

World War I ace Dick Courtney derides the leadership of his superior officer, but he soon is promoted to squadron commander and learns harsh lessons about sending subordinates to their deaths.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Howard Hawks
CAST:  Richard Barthelmess  •  Douglas Fairbanks Jr.  •  Neil Hamilton  •  Frank McHugh

Monkey Business (1952)

Research chemist Barnaby Fulton works on a fountain of youth pill for a chemical company. One of the labs chimps gets loose in the laboratory and mixes chemicals, but then pours the mix into the water cooler. When trying one of his own samples, washed down with ...  (more)

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

Research chemist Barnaby Fulton works on a fountain of youth pill for a chemical company. One of the labs chimps gets loose in the laboratory and mixes chemicals, but then pours the mix into the water cooler. When trying one of his own samples, washed down with ...  (more)

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

Man's Favorite Sport? (1964)

ClassicFunGoofyLighthearted

Roger Willoughby is 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 with Abigail Paige, a sweetly annoying girl who has just badgered his boss into signing Roger up for an ...  (more)

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

Roger Willoughby is 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 with Abigail Paige, a sweetly annoying girl who has just badgered his boss into signing Roger up for an ...  (more)

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