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This might be Grant's most dynamic performance; another brilliant film from Howard Hawks.
Only Angels Have Wings (1939) is a movie directed by Howard Hawks, starring Cary Grant and Jean Arthur. It is generally regarded as being among Hawks' finest films, particularly in its portrayal of the professionalism of the pilots, its atmosphere, and the flying sequences.
It inspired the 1983 television series Tales of the Gold Monkey.
Geoff Carter (Grant) is a pilot and the manager of a small, barely solvent air service owned by "Dutchy" Van Reiter (Sig Ruman) carrying mail from the South American port town of Barranca over the Andes Mountains. Bonnie Lee (Arthur), a piano-playing entertainer, arrives one day and becomes infatuated with Carter, despite his fatalistic attitude about the dangerous mountain flying, and stays on in Barranca (not at Carter's invitation, as he insists on telling her).
The situation is complicated by the appearance of Bat MacPherson (Richard Barthelmess) and his wife Judy (Rita Hayworth). MacPherson is a pilot shunned by other fliers because he once...