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Howard Hawks (1896–1977)

What do the classic and near-classic films I Was a Male War Bride (1949), Scarface (1932), Twentieth Century (1934), Bringing Up Baby (1938), Only Angels Have Wings (1939), His Girl Friday (1940), Sergeant York (1941), Ball of Fire (1941), Air Force (1943), To Have and Have Not (1944), The Big Sleep (1946), Red River (1948) and Rio Bravo (1959) ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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 1970 Rio Lobo
 1966 El Dorado
 1965 Red Line 7000
 1962 Hatari!
 1959 Rio Bravo
 1952 Full House (segment "The Ransom of Red Chief")
 1952 The Big Sky
 1951 The Thing from Another World (uncredited)
 1948 Red River
 1946 The Big Sleep
 1943 Corvette K-225 (uncredited)
 1943 The Outlaw (uncredited)
 1943 Air Force
 1941 Ball of Fire
 1941 Sergeant York
 1936 Ceiling Zero
 1935 Barbary Coast
 1934 Viva Villa! (uncredited)
 1933 The Prizefighter and the Lady (uncredited)
 1933 Today We Live
 1932 Tiger Shark
 1932 Scarface
 1931 The Criminal Code (uncredited)
 1928 Fazil
 1927 Paid to Love
 1926 Fig Leaves
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Other Works:

Story: "Plane From Barranca" (filmed as Only Angels Have Wings (1939)) See more »

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4 Biographical Movies | 10 Print Biographies | 5 Portrayals | 3 Articles | 2 Pictorials | See more »


6' 1" (1.85 m)

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If I want to have fun at a party I'll tell The Duke [John Wayne], "See that guy over there? He's a Red!" See more »


Was the uncredited "ghost director" on the science-fiction classic The Thing from Another World (1951), for which his longtime editor and friend Christian Nyby received sole credit. It was only near the end of Hawks' life that both he and Nyby conceded that he had indeed directed most of the film, as had long been rumored. On the other hand, several of the film's cast members, including Kenneth ... See more »


Rapid-fire, occasionally overlapping dialogue See more »


Wife No. 2, "Nancy" Gross, went by nickname, "Slim" See more »

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