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Only Angels Have Wings

  NR Closed Captioning

Howard Hawks

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About the Movie

The head of a broken-down air freight company sends courageous pilots over the treacherous Andes Mountains in Peru.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 24
  • Fresh: 24
  • Rotten: 0
  • Average Rating: 8.6/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: It's a fairly good melodrama, nothing more. – Frank S. Nugent, New York Times, Jul 16, 2008

Fresh: 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. – Michael Sragow, New Yorker, Nov 3, 2014

Fresh: Pure cinematic catnip. – Matthew Thrift, Little White Lies, May 15, 2015

Fresh: This is the quintessential Hawks movie, combining spectacular aerial sequences with the fatalistic barroom machismo of the pilots off duty. – Geoffrey Macnab, Independent (UK), May 14, 2015

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Customer Reviews


Wonderful acting and story! Grant mesmerizes, in my TOP 5 of favs. Worth seeing over and over again!

Hard Story About The Dangers of Flight

A different role for Grant; a hard headed flight service director in South America. Jean Arthur is the fish out of water American that falls for him and Rita Hayworth has a stunning cameo. It's a strange story that makes more sense as the films goes on but still doesn't totally satisfy in the end.

Angels have wings

It was go. There has been movies made in the 80' s that had the same type of falling in love too quick. There isn't original idea

Only Angels Have Wings
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  • $9.99
  • Genre: Action & Adventure
  • Released: 1939

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