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Only Angels Have Wings Blu-ray
The Criterion Collection
Criterion | 1939 | 121 min | Not rated | Apr 12, 2016
50GB Blu-ray Disc
Single disc (1 BD)
Only Angels Have Wings (1939) Blu-ray
Howard Hawks directs Cary Grant, Jean Arthur and Rita Hayworth in this classic story of a group of fearless pilots who fly cargo planes over the Andes and live in close quarters along an oft-fogbound little airstrip. However, their world is suddenly invaded by a stranded showgirl.
Director: Howard Hawks
Writers: Howard Hawks, Jules Furthman
Starring: Cary Grant, Jean Arthur, Rita Hayworth, Richard Barthelmess, Thomas Mitchell, Sig Ruman
Only Angels Have Wings
Electrified by the verbal wit and visual craftsmanship of the great Howard Hawks, Only Angels Have Wings stars Jean Arthur as a traveling entertainer who gets more than she bargained for during a stopover in a South American port town. There she meets a handsome yet aloof daredevil pilot, played by Cary Grant, who runs an airmail company, staring down death while servicing towns in treacherous mountain terrain. Both attracted to and repelled by his romantic sense of danger, she decides to stay on, despite his protestations. This masterful and mysterious adventure, featuring Oscar-nominated special effects, high-wire aerial photography, and Rita Hayworth in a small but breakout role, explores Hawks's recurring themes of masculine codes and the strong-willed women who question them.
New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
Audio excerpts from a 1972 conversation between filmmakers Howard Hawks and Peter Bogdanovich
New interview with film critic David Thomson
Howard Hawks and His Aviation Movies, a new program featuring film scholars Craig Barron and Ben Burtt
Lux Radio Theatre adaptation of the film from 1939, starring Cary Grant, Jean Arthur, Rita Hayworth, Richard Barthelmess, and Thomas Mitchell, and hosted by director Cecil B. DeMille
PLUS: An essay by critic Michael Sragow
STREET DATE: APRIL 12.