Only Angels Have Wings(Movie, 1939)

2h 1min | Genres: Adventure, Drama, Romance / Love
Only Angels Have WingsRating: 3.7/5 (with 42 votes)
Only Angels Have Wings is a 1939 American drama film directed by Howard Hawks, and starring Cary Grant and Jean Arthur, based on a story written by Hawks. The film also marked the first significant role in a major film for Rita Hayworth. It is generally regarded as being among Hawks' finest films, particularly in its portrayal of the professionalism of the pilots of the film, its atmosphere, and the flying sequences. The supporting cast features Thomas Mitchell and Richard Barthelmess. Only Angels Have Wings was based on a number of real incidents witnessed by Hawks, and although Air Mail (1932), Night Flight (1933), Ceiling Zero (1936, also directed by Hawks) and Flight From Glory (1937) have similar stories, they are not related. In 2017, the film was selected for preserva... ()
Movie poster of Only Angels Have Wings

Where to watch Only Angels Have Wings (cinema/streaming/download)?

"Only Angels Have Wings" is currently available on 2 providers. Only Angels Have Wings can be rented on Amazon Instant Video and Apple / iTunes Store (SD/HD/4K) or purchased on Amazon Instant Video and Apple / iTunes Store (as a download from the website or as a Blu-ray Disc/DVD).

Amazon Instant Video
Available languages: English
Available subtitles: English [CC]
Apple / iTunes Store
Duration: 2h 1min
Amazon Instant Video
Available languages: English
Available subtitles: English [CC]
Apple / iTunes Store
Duration: 2h 1min
Also available at on: DVD Blu-ray

Awards & Nominations for Only Angels Have Wings

National Film Registry Academy Award for Best Cinematography, Black-and-white Academy Award for Best Special Effects

About Only Angels Have Wings

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

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Trailer for Only Angels Have Wings + Featurettes/Teaser/Clips

Additional Information

Production country: United States of America (USA)
Original language: English (EN)
Spoken languages: English (EN), Spanish (ES)
Translated into 13 languages: Bulgarian (BG), German (DE), English (EN), Spanish (ES), French (FR), Hebrew (HE), Italian (IT), Korean (KO), Portuguese (PT), Romanian (RO), Russian (RU), Turkish (TR), Chinese (Mandarin) (ZH)
Status: Released
Release date US: 05/15/1939
Alternative titles in other countries (from previews, ads etc.):
"S.O.S. Feuer an Bord"
"Paraíso Infernal"
"Flugpioniere in Not"
Color: Black & White (B/W)

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WatchPlayStream ID: MOVIES:10341, Added: 02/18/2018, Last updated: 08/05/2019