SERGEANT YORK
1941, Warner Bros., 134 min, USA, Dir: Howard Hawks

Gary Cooper stars as Alvin C. York, a hillbilly sharpshooter and pacifist who is drafted into World War I, only to become one of the most celebrated army soldiers when he single handedly attacks and captures a German position, using his turkey-shoot expertise. Winner of two Oscars for Best Actor (Cooper) and Best Film Editing, with an additional nine nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor (Walter Brennan) and Best Supporting Actress (Margaret Wycherly).


RED RIVER
1948, MGM Repertory, 133 min, Dir: Howard Hawks

Cattle baron John Wayne and foster son Montgomery Clift (in his first film) take 'em to Missouri but fall into conflict along the way in director Hawks' seminal Western classic, in which the director commands the epic as well as the intimate. With Joanne Dru, Walter Brennan, Coleen Gray, and music by the great Dimitri Tiomkin.


GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES
1953, 20th Century Fox, 91 min, Dir: Howard Hawks

Complementary bombshells Jane Russell and Marilyn Monroe wreak havoc on the male libido in this classic Howard Hawks farce of two nightclub singers set loose onboard a Paris-bound luxury liner. Jane and Marilyn show their gift for flawless comic timing in every scene - and their musical duets together, including "Two Little Girls From Little Rock" and "Bye Bye Baby," are simply priceless.


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