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51 Ratings

A Girl in Every Port

Directed by Howard Hawks
United States, 1928


A Girl in Every Port is the story of two sailors and their adventures with various women in various ports of call.

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A Girl in Every Port Directed by Howard Hawks

Critics reviews

A Girl in Every Port commands attention as the first Hawks film in which the filmmaker asserts the personality that we know from his later work. It’s not Hawks first completely successful film: Paid to Love, one year earlier, offered Hawks a Lubitsch-like story and genre that he was able to use as a springboard for continuous invention. But A Girl in Every Port feels to the modern audience less like a genre film than like a fantasia sprung from Hawks’ unconscious.
November 01, 2013
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Already, with his ironically understated direction, Hawks was a master of time, with slow builds that leap dizzyingly ahead in the flash of a glance; the unstable pace keeps the action balanced on the sharp edge of tragedy and comedy—and, in the years to come, he’d use this setup for both.
September 13, 2013
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It’s an interesting twist of film history that the most unpretentious of filmmakers has become most beloved by auteurists and film scholars, but that seems to be the case with Hawks these days. While one can marvel at how brilliantly these films streamline popular genres for personal ends, just as integral to the Hawks legend is how purely entertaining they are.
July 22, 2011
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