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One of the greatest directors of the [Classic Hollywood Era]?. However, Hawkes has also been one of the most overlooked. One of the reasons has been that he was never pigeon holed into any one genre. Indeed, in an era when people look to the greatness of a director by the influence he had in a particular genre, Hawkes defies the critics. In looking down his filmography, one can see films that are considered some of the best in a genre. 
:[[The Big Sleep]] - Gangster
:[[Red River]] - Western
:[[Bringing up Baby]] - Screwball Comedy
:[[I was a Male War Bride]] - Comedy
:[[His Girl Friday]] - Reporter sub-genre