I don’t know if Hawks wrote this line, but I like it.
A Girl in Every Port is the earliest Hawks film I’ve yet seen – I’m trying to track down the others, but they’re not readily available given my current means. For the moment, you can watch A Girl in Every Port on YouTube, where it’s been split into eight segments. The quality is fair-poor, but I was still blown away by it. What a great film – or, rather, a film that seems slight when it begins, but grows and deepens as it it progresses to its final scenes. In a way, it’s the comic prototype for Red River. Also, Louise Brooks is as lovely as you’re going to see her in any movie.
Here’s part 1. The remaining parts should come up automatically, but if they don’t, it’s no trick to find them with the search box.