Only Angels Have Wings
Only Angels Have Wings is a 1939 American adventure drama film directed by Howard Hawks, starring Cary Grant and Jean Arthur, and is based on a story written by Hawks. Its plot follows the manager of an air freight company in a remote South American port town who is forced to risk his pilots' lives while vying for a major contract. It features supporting performances from Thomas Mitchell, Richard Barthelmess, Noah Beery Jr., and Rita Hayworth, marking her first major role.
|Only Angels Have Wings|
|Directed by||Howard Hawks|
|Screenplay by||Jules Furthman|
|Story by||Howard Hawks|
|Edited by||Viola Lawrence|
|Music by||Dimitri Tiomkin|
|Distributed by||Columbia Pictures|
|Box office||$1 million|
Released by Columbia Pictures in May 1939, the film is generally regarded as being among Hawks' finest films, particularly in its portrayal of the professionalism of the pilots of the film, its atmosphere, and the flying sequences.