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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:

Fly On 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

Twelve members of the Associated Motion Picture Pilots, also known as "The Suicide Squad" worked on this film. The group first worked together on Wings (1927). See more »

Goofs

At the end of film when Crocker finds Young in his room, he picks up a gun off the floor and puts it in his right coat pocket. Major Dunham then knocks on the door and Crocker turns to face him, but the gun is no longer in his pocket. See more »

Quotes

Mike 'Slug' Richards: Oh, what a lovely stink!
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Connections

Edited from Wings (1927) See more »

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great performances
23 October 2008 | by mlamar-3See all my reviews

As the others have said, this surprisingly turned out to be a realistic, antiwar movie. Frederick March gives an Academy-Award-worthy performance as the jaded fighter pilot, and Cary Grant gives a good performance as his rival. Since Hollywood made more pro-war movies than isolationist movies up to Pearl Harbor, this one was a bit startling, judging from its era and its title. Perhaps that is why it has not received its due rewards. Those who have experienced war usually try to prevent its recurrence, and the grim reality of its death and destruction are shown in this film about as graphically as they were allowed at that time. I have heard that even Germany's greatest ace in WWI, the "Red Baron," was very disillusioned when he went home the last time before his death. When his mother asked him who his friends were in a photo, he told her sadly when each of them had been killed. War is only glamorous from a great distance and in games. "The Eagle And The Hawk" captures the real essence of so many wasted lives in the Lost Generation and the destruction of prewar civilization.


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