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Howard Hawks (1896–1977)

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 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: "The Chariot of the Gods" (filmed as The Road to Glory (1926), The Road to Glory (1936)) See more »

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

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Rio Bravo (1959) was made because I didn't like a picture called High Noon (1952). I saw "High Noon" at about the same time I saw another western picture, and we were talking about western pictures and they asked me if I liked it, and I said, "Not particularly". I didn't think a good sheriff was going to go running around town like a chicken with his head off asking for help, and finally his ... See more »


Quentin Tarantino said that Hawks' Rio Bravo (1959) may be his favorite movie of all time. See more »


In most of his films there is at least one scene that involves his characters singing and playing instruments. See more »


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

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