Only Angels Have Wings
Director: Howard Hawks
Cary Grant, Jean Arthur, Rita Hayworth, Thomas Mitchell
What’s not to like – Hawks’ and Grant’s second (of five) outings together; Hayworth in her first major role giving notice that she would be a star; a feisty cabaret singer who falls steamily in love and a backdrop of a struggling airline, tough pilots and even tougher flying. Set in the fictional South American port town of Barranca, this is one of Hawks’ finest, not least because it plays to his great passion – aviation. As a result, the flying sequences are still recognised as groundbreaking – 1930’s Hollywood entertainment at its best. What better tribute to celebrate Rita Hayworth’s centenary!