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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.


Stuart Walker


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




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


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 »


Action | Drama | War


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Did You Know?


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 »


Mike 'Slug' Richards: Oh, just too rich for the blood. Well, goodbye Fanny.
Fifi aka Fanny: How many times must I tell you, my name is Fifi!
Mike 'Slug' Richards: Yep. Well you might be Fifi to the rest of the world, but you're nothing but Fanny to me. Goodbye, honey.
[pats Fifi in the fanny]
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Alternate Versions

Current prints of "The Eagle and the Hawk" run 68 minutes. Several scenes were cut for a 1939 re-issue to comply with the Production Code. See more »


Edited from Young Eagles (1930) See more »

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Vastly underrated WWI drama
2 October 2006 | by robb_772See 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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English | French

Release Date:

6 May 1933 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fly On See more »

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Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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