Rio Lobo(1970), starring John Wayne, Jack Elam, Jorge Rivero and Christopher Mitchum, marked the fifth and final collaboration between John Wayne and Director Howard Hawks. This Western is also the last theatrically released feature film directed by Hawks. "I've been called a lot of things, but not 'comfortable'!" First there was "Rio Bravo(1959)," then came … Continue reading Rio Lobo: Legendary Director Howard Hawks ended his career with this perfectly comfortable John Wayne Western
Red River(1948), starring John Wayne and Montgomery Clift, was the first western directed by Howard Hawks. This film was Clift's debut movie and was a major turning point in John Wayne's career. I didn’t know the big son of a bitch could act John Ford after watching John Wayne in Red River Director Howard Hawks … Continue reading Red River: John Wayne and Montgomery Clift battle it out in Howard Hawks’ classic western
January 18 marks Cary Grant's 116th birth anniversary. So it's good time to look back at one of his most memorable performances in one his greatest films: director Howard Hawks' 1939 film Only Angels have Wings, which has now completed 80 years. The film was, perhaps, the first time Grant broke from the mold of … Continue reading Only Angels have Wings: Cary Grant epitomizes the tough, existential Hero in this prototypical Howard Hawks classic
Howard Hawks' 1967 western classic, El Dorado, starring John 'Duke' Wayne and Robert Mitchum, was a loose remake of his own 1959 film Rio Bravo. with this film being a poignant, and often funny meditation on aging and mortality. "The Western takes, really, a couple of forms. One is how the West started, the formation … Continue reading El Dorado: Howard Hawks remade the rousing ‘Rio Bravo’ into a funny and poignant Western featuring Robert Mitchum as the drunk opposite John Wayne
Humphrey Bogart co-starred with his beloved wife Lauren Bacall as the iconic detective, Philip Marlowe, in Howard Hawks' 1946 film adaptation of Raymond Chandler's The Big Sleep. “Bogart can be tough without a gun,Also he has a sense of humor that contains the grating undertone of contempt. [Alan] Ladd is hard, bitter and occasionally charming, but … Continue reading The Big Sleep: Howard Hawks’ steamy Noir classic is an eternal cinematic monument to the love between Bogart and Bacall
A tribute to Howard Hawks' classic film To Have and Have Not that is celebrating it's 75th anniversary. The film marked the debut of Lauren Bacall and set the stage for her romance and marriage to Humphrey Bogart. You know how to whistle, don't you, Steve? You just put your lips together - … Continue reading To Have and Have Not : 75 years since they hooked up, The chemistry between Bogart & Bacall still sizzles the screen.
Howard Hawks' Rio Bravo(1959), starring John Wayne, Dean Martin and Angie Dickinson is one of the best and most entertaining Westerns ever made. It's also the definitive John Wayne Picture, that shows all the facets of Wayne's screen persona to the fullest. "I have a strong affection for the singing sequence in Howard Hawks’ Rio … Continue reading Rio Bravo: Howard Hawks’ classic Western is one of the greatest and most entertaining John Wayne films ever