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 »
At end, Jerry is referred to as a captain, but throughout the film he had two pips on his uniform which is the insignia for a first lieutenant. A captain is three pips and a major is a crown. See more »
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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