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The Eagle and the Hawk (1933)

TV-PG | | Action, Drama, War | 6 May 1933 (USA)
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.

Director:

Stuart Walker

Writers:

Seton I. Miller (screenplay), Bogart Rogers (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Fredric March ... Jerry Young
Cary Grant ... Henry Crocker
Jack Oakie ... Mike Richards
Carole Lombard ... The Beautiful Lady
Guy Standing ... Major Dunham (as Sir Guy Standing)
Forrester Harvey ... Hogan
Kenneth Howell ... John Stevens
Leyland Hodgson ... Kingsford
Virginia Hammond ... Lady Erskine
Douglas Scott ... Tommy
Robert Seiter ... Arnold Voss (as Robert Manning)
Adrienne D'Ambricourt ... Fifi aka Fanny
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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! See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama | War

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TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

6 May 1933 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dragões da Morte See more »

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Paramount Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Ten minutes into the film Young engages in a dogfight with a German pilot. Some of the footage for this scene was taken from the climax of 1930's THE DAWN PATROL. See more »

Goofs

When the plane lands upside-down early in the film, Young and Crocker climb out and are then sitting beside the plane. Crocker takes off his leather flying helmet. The film cuts to Young, then back to Crocker, who now is wearing the flying helmet again. Another cut to Young, and back to Crocker, and the helmet is off again. See more »

Quotes

Jerry H. Young: Why are you doing this?
The Beautiful Lady: Don't you like it?
Jerry H. Young: I like it very much.
The Beautiful Lady: Well?
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Edited from Wings (1927) See more »

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"I'm a chauffeur for a graveyard, driving men to their deaths day after day."
2 December 2014 | by utgard14See all my reviews

Powerful WWI film about the horrors of war, with an exceptional performance by Fredric March as an American pilot flying with the RAF who grows increasingly disturbed by all the death he sees. Cary Grant has an important supporting role as another pilot who clashes with March. This is one of the earliest dramatic roles for Cary that showed what he was capable of. Carole Lombard has only one scene as the appropriately-titled Beautiful Lady. Jack Oakie is March's sidekick, the closest thing to comic relief in the film. About midway through the film, look for a brief scene with Kenneth Howell playing a young pilot. He walks into the scene wearing eye shadow, lipstick, and penciled-on eyebrows!

Terrific aviation action scenes and short runtime are pluses. Sincere, believable antiwar film that gets its message across more powerfully than a hundred preachier movies of its type. Not as well-remembered as some of its contemporaries but it should be.


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