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. Scarface, Bringing Up Baby, Only Angels Have Wings, His Gal Friday, Sergeant York (Best Director nomination), To Have and Have Not, Red River, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Rio Bravo, I Was a Male War Bride, A Song is Born, Ball of Fire.
George Cukor (July 7, 1899 – January 24, 1983) was an American film director. He mainly concentrated on comedies and literary adaptations. His career flourished at RKO when David O. Selznick, the studio's Head of Production, assigned Cukor to direct several of RKO's major films, including What Price Hollywood?, "Our Betters", and Little Women,Dinner at Eight, David Copperfield, Romeo & Juliet and Camille