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Only Angels Have Wings (1939)

Only Angels Have Wings (1939)
September 23, 2012 - 7:00 pm

Directed by Howard Hawks

Jean Arthur and her character, Bonnie Lee, hold their own superbly in this thrilling story of masculine honor. As recently-arrived showgirl, Annie falls for Geoff Carter (Grant), the cynical director of an air courier operation in the Andes. Arthur’s Bonnie reveals an emotional maturation that rivals the film’s aeronautic exploits and its face-offs between the men whose emotional baggage leads to danger and even tragedy.

Columbia Pictures Corp. Producer: Howard Hawks. Screenwriter: James Furthman. Based on a story by Howard Hawks. Cinematographer: Joseph Walker, Elmer Dyer. Editor: Viola Lawrence. Cast: Cary Grant, Jean Arthur, Richard Barthelmess, Rita Hayworth, Thomas Mitchell.

35mm, b/w, 121 min.