ALL-TIME BOX OFFICE (by dollars) The charts below show the top ten movies of  All-Time Box Office, as they would have been calculated at the end of each calendar year. The dollar amounts are for domestic gross only. (U.S. and Canada) Many high-ranking films have been released multiple times over the past century, and the [...]

Scarface (1932) - dir. Howard Hawks The Hays Code wasn't technically in effect when Scarface was released, but the tide of censorship was rising.  Hawks stayed close to the line of acceptability, but he was always on the side that would allow him to show his picture. Perhaps no part of the Hays Code had more effect on the [...]

Red River (1948) - dir. Howard Hawks John Wayne's best performance - at least of those I've seen - comes as playing a dark, malevolent character in Howard Hawks' Red River. John Wayne leaves the cattle train he works for after seeing a nice, large spot of land in Texas, across the Red River.  Problem is, the [...]