Only Angels Have Wings

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Only Angels Have Wings ★★★★ 1939

Melodramatic adventure about a broken-down Peruvian air mail service. Large cast adds to the love tension between Grant, a pilot, and Arthur, a showgirl at the saloon. Nominated for special effects, a category recognized by the Academy that year for the first time. William Rankin and Eleanor Griffin are uncredited writers. 121m/B VHS, DVD . Cary Grant, Thomas Mitchell, Richard Barthelmess, Jean Arthur, Noah Beery Jr., Rita Hayworth, Sig Rumann, John Carroll, Allyn Joslyn; D: Howard Hawks; W: Jules Furthman; C: Joseph Walker; M: Dimitri Tiomkin.