Only Angels Have Wings
Dir. Howard Hawks. 1939, 121 mins. Imported 35mm print from the British Film Institute. With Cary Grant, Jean Arthur, Richard Barthelmess, Rita Hayworth. This irresistibly entertaining adventure places Cary Grant, Richard Barthelmess, Jean Arthur, and Rita Hayworth among a small crew of Americans isolated in a south-of-the-border backwater, facing the perils of flying mail over the Andes and the even greater risks of caring for each other. Only Angels Have Wings is a lyrical meditation on loyalty, comradeship, and professionalism.
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