August 17th, 2014
Lew Seiler was given a co-director credit for added scenes with dialogue, but the film is lost.

Lew Seiler was given a co-director credit for added scenes with dialogue, but the film is lost.

Arthur Lake and Sue Carol in a lobby card for The Air Circus (1928)

Arthur Lake and Sue Carol in a lobby card for The Air Circus (1928)

The silent films Howard Hawks made at 20th Century Fox do not have many action scenes,  so it is especially disappointing that no prints exist of The Air CIrcus.

The silent films Howard Hawks made at 20th Century Fox do not have many action scenes,  so it is especially disappointing that no prints exist of The Air CIrcus.

The Cradle Snatchers exists only in an incomplete print.

The Cradle Snatchers exists only in an incomplete print.

August 16th, 2014
Howard Hawks was not pleased with Danny Kaye or Virginia Mayo in A Song is Born (1948).  On the strength of Danny Kaye’s box office appeal, the film was a box office hit.

Howard Hawks was not pleased with Danny Kaye or Virginia Mayo in A Song is Born (1948).  On the strength of Danny Kaye’s box office appeal, the film was a box office hit.

Howard Hawks remade Ball of Fire for producer Samuel Goldwyn as A Song Is Born.

Howard Hawks remade Ball of Fire for producer Samuel Goldwyn as A Song Is Born.

August 15th, 2014