John Wayne,  Angie Dickinson and Director Howard Hawks on the set of "Rio Bravo" (1959).

John Wayne, Angie Dickinson and Director Howard Hawks on the set of "Rio Bravo" (1959).

Noel Coward [far left, seated] visits the set of "Only Angels Have Wings" and poses with director Howard Hawks, Jean Arthur, Thomas Mitchell and Cary Grant Joseph Goodheart.

Noel Coward [far left, seated] visits the set of "Only Angels Have Wings" and poses with director Howard Hawks, Jean Arthur, Thomas Mitchell and Cary Grant Joseph Goodheart.

Veteran character actor Hank Worden plays the Indian "Poor Devil" in Howard Hawks' "The Big Sky" (1952).

Veteran character actor Hank Worden plays the Indian "Poor Devil" in Howard Hawks' "The Big Sky" (1952).

Howard Hawks & John Wayne / Director John Ford is often credited with making Wayne a star, but that distinction actually goes to Howard Hawks, who made the classic 'Red River.' The breakthrough year for John was 1948. He appeared in three pictures that year, all first-rate films by first-rate directors--Hawks' "Red River" and Ford's "Fort Apache" and "Three Godfathers." This year moved Wayne onto the actors' Top 10 list of moneymakers in 1949. He would not be off that list for the next…

Howard Hawks & John Wayne / Director John Ford is often credited with making Wayne a star, but that distinction actually goes to Howard Hawks, who made the classic 'Red River.' The breakthrough year for John was 1948. He appeared in three pictures that year, all first-rate films by first-rate directors--Hawks' "Red River" and Ford's "Fort Apache" and "Three Godfathers." This year moved Wayne onto the actors' Top 10 list of moneymakers in 1949. He would not be off that list for the next…

The Big Sky (1952, Howard Hawks) | Brandon's movie memory

The Big Sky (1952, Howard Hawks) | Brandon's movie memory

Director Howard Hawks -Rio Lobo, The Big Sleep, Bringing Up Baby, Sergeant York, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes...

Director Howard Hawks -Rio Lobo, The Big Sleep, Bringing Up Baby, Sergeant York, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes...

director howard hawks with actors cary grant and katharine hepburn, on the set of ‘bringing up baby’, 1937. ref:wheresmywhiskey

director howard hawks with actors cary grant and katharine hepburn, on the set of ‘bringing up baby’, 1937. ref:wheresmywhiskey

The Big Sky - Howard Hawks Movies

The Big Sky - Howard Hawks Movies

Director Howard Hawks shares a moment with John Wayne on set in 1948. Wayne starred in five of Hawks' films: 'Red River', 'Rio Bravo', 'Hatari!', 'El Dorado' and 'Rio Lobo'. (© Bettmann/CORBIS)

Director Howard Hawks shares a moment with John Wayne on set in 1948. Wayne starred in five of Hawks' films: 'Red River', 'Rio Bravo', 'Hatari!', 'El Dorado' and 'Rio Lobo'. (© Bettmann/CORBIS)

Howard Hawks: New Perspectives

Howard Hawks: New Perspectives (Paperback)

Howard Hawks: New Perspectives

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