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Howard Hawks & John Wayne / Director John Ford is often credited with making Wayne a star, but that distinction actually goes to Howard Hawks, who made the classic 'Red River.' The breakthrough year for John was 1948. He appeared in three pictures that year, all first-rate films by first-rate directors--Hawks' "Red River" and Ford's "Fort Apache" and "Three Godfathers." This year moved Wayne onto the actors' Top 10 list of moneymakers in 1949. He would not be off that list for the next quart...
BARBARA STANWYCK struts her stuff in the 1941 Howard Hawks comedy BALL OF FIRE. You'll be glad to know that this film was one of 25 chosen by the National Film Registry this month for preservation in its archives. Other classic-era films chosen include the 1937 LOST HORIZON, BLACKBOARD JUNGLE, 1955's EAST OF EDEN, and Buster Keaton's well-deserved STEAMBOAT BILL, JR.
Twentieth Century Theatrical release poster Directed by Howard Hawks Produced by Howard Hawks Written by Unproduced play: Charles Bruce Millholland Play and screenplay: Charles MacArthur Ben Hecht Uncredited: Gene Fowler Preston Sturges Starring John Barrymore Carole Lombard Music by Howard Jackson Louis Silvers Harry M. Woods Cinematography Joseph H. August Editing by Gene Havlick Distributed by Columbia Pictures Release date(s) May 3, 1934