To read into Hawks' various films about male bonding, friendship, and professional filiation homoerotic or cryptoqueer subtexts is to do the films themselves a fundamental disservice; these are very weird EMOTIONAL bonds, intense, almost strangely life and death. A GIRL IN EVERY PORT is especially combustive in having godhead Louise Brooks thrown into the mix. This is a comedy? More like a crypt in which I weep.
One of the best comedies of silent era. first half is brilliant, it could be a masterpiece if the second half was better. and a general comment: Buddy movies aren't gay. Friendship is everywhere, from Casablanca to BTFF or Rocky III. I'm tired of this crap.