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The Eagle and the Hawk (1933)

The pilots of a Royal Air Force squadron in World War I face not only physical but mental dangers in their struggle to survive while fighting the enemy.

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The pilots of a Royal Air Force squadron in World War I face not only physical but mental dangers in their struggle to survive while fighting the enemy.

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They dedicated their lives - to DEATH!

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One of over 700 Paramount productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. Its San Francisco television premiere occurred Thursday 7 May 1959 on KPIX (Channel 5); in Philadelphia it was first telecast on the Late, Late Show Monday 20 July 1959 on WCAU (Channel 10). It was released on DVD 17 May 2012 by Turner Classic Movies as part of the Cary Grant: The Early Years Collection, on 4 June 2013 as part of Universal's War Collection, again as a single 27 September 2013 as part of the Universal MOD Collection, and again 19 April 2016 as one of 18 [Paramount] titles in Universal's Cary Grant: The Vault Collection; since that time, it has also enjoyed occasional airings on cable TV on Turner Classic Movies. See more »

Goofs

All the airplanes except the DeHavilands are well past 1918 time period. Curtiss P-1s are recognizable as well as other airplanes with highly tapered wings. Even the DH-4s were dated by 1933, but had been kept around, first as mail planes, then as barnstormers. See more »

Quotes

Mike 'Slug' Richards: [after Fifi corrects him on repeatedly calling her Fanny] Well you might be Fifi to the rest of the world, but you're nothing but Fanny to me.
[He then gives her buttocks, fanny in N. America, a pat to much merriment]
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Edited from Wings (1927) See more »

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Vastly underrated WWI drama
2 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Criminally underrated war picture details the adventures of a group of WWI volunteer pilots whose excitement turns to anguish and despair when they are confronted with the reality of combat. Director Stuart Walker helms this unabashedly grim WWI drama with tact and honesty, featuring some above average aerial footage and an unflinchingly blatant anti-war message that is still quite surprising and daring for a depression-era studio film. The acting is uniformly excellent, with Fredric March delivering a marvelously conflicted turn in the lead, and Cary Grant is convincingly cast against type as a hot-headed, violent brute. Perhaps a bit too a head of it's time when originally released, THE EAGLE AND THE HAWK is a terrific film that is ripe for rediscovery.


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