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Howard Hawks Overview:

Legendary director, Howard Hawks, was born Howard Winchester Hawks on May 30, 1896 in Goshen, IN. Hawks died at the age of 81 on Dec 26, 1977 in Palm Springs, CA and was cremated and his ashes scattered in desert near Calimesa CA.

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Howard Hawks was a rugged, outdoorsy type. He made John Wayne westerns (effectively celebrating the Wayne persona) and strongly characterized action dramas boiling with atmosphere and featuring gutsy women and virile male camaraderie. Hawks 'featured' the nitty gritty of life: his characters are always letting their hair down to tremendous effect. Hawks also made screwball comedies that are riotous masterpieces. Women pursue and men steer clear of marriage, but Hawks gives his ladies the last laugh with almost all of the sharpest lines in the man-woman crossfire in his films.

A very tall, rangy man, Hawks served as an officer in the US Army Air Corps in his younger days, before becoming a designer in an aircraft factory. But he soon longed to return to the film business where he had briefly worked as a prop boy five years earlier. After using his own money to back an epic western (Custer's Last Stand/Bob Hampton of Placer), Hawks made contacts that enabled him to join the script department of Famous Payers-Lasky. He wrote his first screen story, Quicksands, in 1923. He started directing in 1926, but the Hawks classics really begin with the sound era.

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HONORS and AWARDS:

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Although Hawks was nominated for one Oscar, he never won a competitive Academy Award. However he won one Honorary Oscar Award in 1974 , a master American filmmaker whose creative efforts hold a distinguished place in world cinema.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1941Best DirectorSergeant York (1941)N/ANominated

Academy Awards (Honorary Oscars)

YearAwardDescription
1974Honorary Award, a master American filmmaker whose creative efforts hold a distinguished place in world cinema

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He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures.

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Whatever To Have and Have Not?s original intent?not just novel versus film but film in pre-production to film completed?what it ends up doing and doing better than maybe anything else ever is star-make. To Have and Have Not showcases Lauren Bacall in constantly imaginative ways, including how much y... Read full article


To Have and Have Not (1944, )

By Andrew Wickliffe on Nov 20, 2019 From The Stop Button

Whatever To Have and Have Not?s original intent?not just novel versus film but film in pre-production to film completed?what it ends up doing and doing better than maybe anything else ever is star-make. To Have and Have Not showcases Lauren Bacall in constantly imaginative ways, including how much y... Read full article


To Have and Have Not (1944, )

on Nov 20, 2019 From The Stop Button

Whatever To Have and Have Not?s original intent?not just novel versus film but film in pre-production to film completed?what it ends up doing and doing better than maybe anything else ever is star-make. To Have and Have Not showcases Lauren Bacall in constantly imaginative ways, including how much y... Read full article


To Have and Have Not (1944, )

on Nov 20, 2019 From The Stop Button

Whatever To Have and Have Not?s original intent?not just novel versus film but film in pre-production to film completed?what it ends up doing and doing better than maybe anything else ever is star-make. To Have and Have Not showcases Lauren Bacall in constantly imaginative ways, including how much y... Read full article


Twentieth Century (1934, )

By Andrew Wickliffe on Aug 14, 2019 From The Stop Button

Even with its way too abrupt finish, Twentieth Century is rare delight. Would it be more successful if the ending hadn’t wasted Carole Lombard? Yes, but also because it would’ve given lead John Barrymore more Lombard to act opposite and Barrymore’s best opposite Lombard. He’s... Read full article


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Howard Hawks Facts
His uncredited voice is used during the opening credits of Monkey Business (1952). The off-screen voice twice says, "Not yet, Cary," when Barnaby (Cary Grant) opens his front door to come outside.

To build their New England-style home, Hawks' wife Slim used the set plans from his film Bringing Up Baby (1938).

Of all the famous actresses he directed, he considered Frances Farmer the best he ever worked with. He directed her in Come and Get It (1936). Hawks was also very fond of Barbara Stanwyck, Carole Lombard and Rosalind Russell.

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