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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.

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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 »

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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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Production Co:

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

A German ace pilot is identified as "Arnold Voss." There is no documented German pilot with that name from WWI, however, there WAS a pilot named "Werner Voss." He was one of Germany's best pilots in the war, amassing 48 victories before falling in solo combat against eight English aces on 23 September 1917. He was only 20 years old at the time of his death. 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

Jerry H. Young: You've been awfully kind.
The Beautiful Lady: I want to be kind.
[leans in for a kiss]
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Connections

Edited from Wings (1927) See more »

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Powerful anti war movie
11 May 2008 | by allans-7See all my reviews

Powerful anti war movie - the scenes with Frederic March in particular and Cary Grant are quite intense and grim, but there is some relief to counter balance this aspect of the movie in the characters played by Jack Oakie (comic) and Carole Lombard (sympathy).

As another person has noted this was really directed by Mitchell Leisen. who is credited as assistant director. This was his second movie (after Tonight is Ours, also with March in it) and he does a fine job. It shows what a versatile director he was, considering he made him his name later with romance / comedy type movies like Midnight.

It was done pre code but re-released in 1939 with some editing that apparently lessens its impact (I have only seen the edited version). These are referred to in the book Mitchell Leisen Hollywood Director. The scenes with Carole Lombard are longer and imply a sexual relationship afterwards. Cary Grant survives the war but is a broken man.

Would love to see the original (please let me know if anyone has it). If the edited parts are still available this movie would warrant a restoration to its original vision. A DVD release along these lines would be most welcome.


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