Only Angels Have Wings

Only Angels Have Wings

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Cary Grant and Jean Arthur are daredevil fliers in South America in this Oscar-nominated classic American adventure film based on the director's own experiences. More

Geoff Carter (Grant) is the head of a crumbling air freight service in desperate need of a replacement pilot. He is forced to hire a descredited aviator (Richard Barthelmess) who arrives with his wife (Rita Hayworth), Carter's ex-lover. Meanwhile, traveler Bonnie Lee (Arthur) tries to get close to the emotionally closed-off Carter.

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1939Rating: PG121 minsUSAEnglish and Spanish with English subtitles
AdventureDramaRomance

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Only Angels Have Wings | Reviews

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Time Out

Time Out

'Only Angels Have Wings' uses its paper-thin plot as an excuse to mount a scalpel-sharp analysis of men under pressure: bitching, blaming and refusing to back down.

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The Times

The Times

It's a solid melodrama with a brawling sense of place that hasn't entirely stood the test of time.

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The New Yorker

The New Yorker

Howard Hawks's stirring tale of a fledgling airmail service that traverses the Andes from a strip in a South American banana port is the ultimate workplace dramedy.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

It's a fairly good melodrama, nothing more.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

It's a garrulous, effervescent movie - not my favourite Hawks picture, but very likable all the same.

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Independent

Independent

This is the quintessential Hawks movie, combining spectacular aerial sequences with the fatalistic barroom machismo of the pilots off duty.

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Only Angels Have Wings | Release Details

Only Angels Have Wings is available to stream in New Zealand now on Apple TV.