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Only Angels Have Wings

Geoff Carter (Carey 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 (Jean Arthur) tries to get close to the emotionally closed-off Carter. The film received two Academy Award nominations.

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Released: Jan 1st, 1939
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Rating:
Runtime: 121 Minutes
Genres: Adventure / Drama / Romance
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Only Angels Have Wings Main Cast

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Cary Grant
Cary Grant
plays Geoff Carter
Jean Arthur
Jean Arthur
plays Bonnie Lee
Richard Barthelmess
Richard Barthelmess
plays Bat Mac Pherson
Rita Hayworth
Rita Hayworth
plays Judy MacPherson
Thomas Mitchell
Thomas Mitchell
plays Kid Dabb
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Movie Trivia/Goofs

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  • In this film, Richard Barthelmess plays a pilot who is shunned because he jumped out of a plane and left his mechanic to die. In The Last Flight (1931), he played a pilot who goes down with his plane to NOT leave his friend behind.
  • Howard Hawks and Jean Arthur did not get along during filming. Arthur was not used to Hawks' highly improvisational style, and when Hawks wanted Arthur to play Bonnie much in a subtly sexy way (not unlike his other "Hawksian women"), Arthur flatly said, "I can't do that kind of stuff." Hawks told Arthur at the end of the shoot, "You are one of the few people I've worked with that I don't think I've helped at all. Someday you can go see what I wanted to do because I'm gonna do this character all over again." Years later Hawks returned home to find Arthur waiting for him in his driveway. She had just seen his To Have and Have Not (1944) and confessed, "I wish I'd done what you'd asked me to do. If you ever make another picture with me, I'll promise to do any goddamn thing you want to do. If a kid [Lauren Bacall] can come in and do that kind of stuff, I certainly could do it." Hawks and Arthur never collaborated again.
  • Dutchy's statements about flying, "Include me out," is a quote from Samuel Goldwyn. It is one of many malapropisms attributed to him.
  • "Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on May 29, 1939 with Cary Grant, Jean Arthur, Thomas Mitchell and Rita Hayworth reprising their film roles.
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