Only Angels Have Wings
Hawks’ evergreen classic about a group of pilots flying perilous missions in the Andes.
Dir Howard Hawks
With Cary Grant, Jean Arthur, Rita Hayworth, Richard Barthelmess
Few filmmakers were as fascinated by the dynamics of the group as Hawks, and this glorious mix of drama, comedy, spectacle and romantic adventure – depicting the dangers and sense of shared purpose experienced by a bunch of fliers transporting mail and medicines in the Andes – is one of his greatest achievements. When dealing with death the film’s rich emotional palette attains an extraordinary delicacy.