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Thursday, May 25, 2023

Only Angels Have Wings (1939)

      "...this Columbia film easily outranks most of its plane-crashing, sky-spectacular predecessors."

With Jean Arthur and Crew.

Only Angels Have Wings - Review is taken from 'The Films of Cary Grant' by Donald Deschner (1973):

"The year's output of aviation films subtracts none of the vigor and little of the freshness from Only Angels Have Wings.  More than a year in production, and coming at the tail end of an overworked screen cycle, this Columbia film easily outranks most of its plane-crashing, sky-spectacular predecessors.  

Produced, directed and written by Howard Hawks (Ceiling Zero and the Dawn Patrol of 1930), whose original story Jules Furthman has turned into a taut, economical script, this is the collective drama of a group of American aviators in the banana town of Barranca, set at the base of the mountains in the Latin-American tropics.  

Worthy of script, direction and particularly effective recreation of its tropical setting is the film's first-rate company.  Grant and Miss Arthur, perfectly cast in the leading roles, are supported by skillful and convincing characterizations, particularly by Sig Rumann as owner of the rickety plane service, Thomas Mitchell as a grounded flyer, and in lesser roles, Rita Hayworth, Allyn Joslyn, and Noah Beery, Jr.  Perhaps of most interest to screen fans is the fact that Richard Barthelmess, after a three-year absence from the screen, takes to the comeback road with a splendid performance."

- Newsweek

New Artwork by Rebekah Hawley at Studio36 -
Number 33 - Only Angels Have Wings Lobby Card Style)

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Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Quote From Today... Only Angels Have Wings (1939)

  "I don't want any butter on it."

With Jean Arthur.

Only Angels Have Wings was Cary Grant's 33rd full length feature film.

Geoff Carter: What's all this?

Bonnie Lee: What?

Geoff Carter: All this cooking!

Bonnie Lee: Oh, that's coffee.

Geoff Carter: Look at this mess...

Bonnie Lee: Don't touch it, it's hot! You'll burn yourself.

[he touches it]

Bonnie Lee: Oh, I told you!

Geoff Carter: Ah, ah. Go away, go away!

Bonnie Lee: Ooh, that is a burn. Here, I'll put some butter on it.

Geoff Carter: I don't want any butter on it.

Bonnie Lee: Oh, but it'll make you feel better!

Geoff Carter: I told you, I don't want any butter on it!

Bonnie Lee: My grandmother always used butter...

Geoff Carter: I don't care what your grandmother did!

[referring to the coffee]

Geoff Carter: It's still boiling! What's all this about?

Bonnie Lee: Oh, I just thought I'd like to have a nice cup of coffee. It's so cold and rainy outside and nice and cozy in here.

Geoff Carter: Oh...

Bonnie Lee: Wouldn't you like to have one, too?

Geoff Carter: No, I wouldn't, and get out of here and stop making a mess and stay out of my room, and take this with you...

[reaches for kettle]

Bonnie Lee: Oh, don't ...

Geoff Carter: [picks up kettle, whistles in surprise]

Bonnie Lee: [laughs] I thought you never did that.

Geoff Carter: Did what?

Bonnie Lee: Got burned twice in the same place.