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The Eagle and the Hawk (1933)

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 »

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Action | Drama | War

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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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One of over 700 Paramount productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. Its earliest documented telecasts took place in Seattle Thursday 9 April 1959 on KIRO (Channel 7), and in Milwaukee Friday 10 April 1959 on WITI (Channel 6); in San Francisco it first aired 7 May 1959 on KPIX (Channel 5), in Philadelphia 20 July 1959 on WCAU (Channel 10), in Grand Rapids 9 September 1959 on WOOD (Channel 8), and in Toledo 21 December 1959 on WTOL (Channel 11). It was released on DVD 17 May 2012 by Turner Classic Movies as part of the Cary Grant: The Early Years Collection, on 4 June 2013 as part of Universal's War Collection, again as a single 27 September 2013 as part of the Universal MOD Collection, and again 19 April 2016 as one of 18 [Paramount] titles in Universal's Cary Grant: The Vault Collection; since that time, it has also enjoyed occasional airings on cable TV on Turner Classic Movies. See more »

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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 »

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Jerry H. Young: Stop here.
[gets out of the taxi and gives the driver some money]
Jerry H. Young: Rush off and get me a bottle of champagne and bring it back here. Will you?
Taxi Driver: Right-o, Governor.
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what an intelligent and unusual war picture
6 June 2005 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

This is a mostly forgotten film today, though it deserves to be seen. It bears a lot of similarity to the great All Quiet on the Western Front (1930) in that the film is meant to warn against the horrors of war instead of glamorize it.

Frederick March does an excellent job in portraying a troubled WW1 ace. Despite his success, he can't seem to forget that each victory equals him killing another human being. This inner turmoil continues throughout the film and climaxes when he is given yet another accolade.

I don't want to spoil the film by revealing what happens next. But, it came as a bit of a surprise! The ending clearly makes the movie.

By the way, the VCR box cover shows Cary Grant. Yes he was an important supporting actor in this movie, but considering March's performance, it is a darn shame they are trying to capitalize on Grant and not March.

PS--if you liked this film, try watching the hard to find ACE OF ACES, starring Richard Dix. It's very similar except that Dix is a pacifist who only reluctantly goes to war. Once he becomes a pilot, unlike March, he finds he LOVES killing and his personality changes dramatically! A truly unusual film.


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