Sunday Morning Video: Howard Hawks


This is an excerpt from Richard Schickel’s marvelous documentary series, The Men Who Made The Movies. Howard Hawks directed a score of classic films:Bringing Up Baby, Only Angels Have Wings, His Girl Friday and two he discusses in the clip, To Have To Have NotandThe Big Sleep. Hawks was not always a reliable storyteller in real life but he was always an interesting one. I’m uncertain, however, if he was ever stung by a dead bee..

2 thoughts on “Sunday Morning Video: Howard Hawks

  1. You forgot Rio Bravo, the best non-western western ever. Hawks was known for his speedy dialogue and yet here’s John Wayne in the middle of this movie, talking at the speed of molasses in January. It was like if the Indy 500 installed a speed bump on turn 3.

Comments are closed.