#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – When the ship San Luis makes a stop at the port of Barranca, to deliver mailbags and load bananas, cabaret singer Bonnie Lee leaves the boat for some hours to look around. She meets a gang of American flyers, who works for a warm-hearted Dutchman. He is the owner of a scrubby hotel, but also of the shaky Barranca Airways, lead by the tough flyer Geoff Carter. The only way to fly out of Barranca is through a deep pass at 14.000 feet above the ground. As the weather is often stormy and foggy, the flights are extremely difficult, and several flyers have already lost their lives. Bonnie falls in love with Geoff, who reminds her of her father, a trapeze artist who worked without safety net. She decides to leave the boat and stay at the hotel. But Geoff is scared of being detained by a woman. He wants to continue his risky lifestyle uninterrupted. The situation is aggravated when a new flyer, Bat MacPherson, turns up with his wife Judy. He once caused the death of a young flyer, by leaving a malfunctioning airplane in a parachute. And Judy was once Geoff’s girlfriend, who he left, because she tried to stop him from making risky flights.
Plot: 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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Howard Hawks on familiar territory with this aeroplane adventure/drama.
Geoff Carter is the head of a small run down air freight company in Barranca, one of his best pilots (and friend) is killed, but this is merely only one of the problems he has to deal with as ex flames, potential new sweethearts, and dissension in the camp, all fuse together to test him to the limit.
Howard Hawks was the perfect man for this film because of his aviation background, the result is a very well crafted character study set in a very small locale. Looking at it from the outside you would think that the film was lining up to be a soft soap romantic fable, but here the emotion is channelled into a sort of character bravado that is flawed – yet something that makes for a viewing experience that draws you in deep with the finely etched characters.
The cast are on fine form. Cary Grant gets to flex his non comedic muscles with great results as Carter, the film relies on Grant to glue the story together which he does with great aplomb. Jean Arthur & Rita Hayworth are the girls in amongst this strongly male orientated story, and it’s a testament to both of the ladies ability that they don’t get bogged down by all the macho heroism pouring out in the plot. Smart camera work and exciting aerial sequences further up the quality that is dotted within the piece, and were it not for some terribly twee dialogue, Only Angels Have Wings would surely be ranked as a classic of the 1930s. As it is, it’s a wonderfully involving film that shows Hawks at his most humane. 8/10
And they do smoke a lot in this film.
Geoff as the prototypical “man’s man” who runs a struggling air freight company near a difficult to pass mountain. I don’t want to give too much away, but between a handful of airplane crashes and a new beau and ex lover showing up there is a lot going on.
I can’t remember the last time I teared up from pure joy from a film. But this movie has about a perfect an ending I’ve ever seen.
High flying, adored
Great flying sequences, some marvelous special effects, and a great cast are the highlights of “Only Angels Have Wings,” directed by Howard Hawks and starring Cary Grant, Jean Arthur, Thomas Mitchell, Richard Barthelmess, and Rita Hayworth. You will also see a youthful Noah Berry, Jr., as well as Allyn Joslyn, Victor Kilian, and Sig Ruman.
“Only Angels Have Wings” is the story of mail carriers who fly often in bad conditions through a perilous mountain pass. They thrive on the excitement and danger. Their boss is Geoff Carter (Cary Grant). Jean Arthur is Bonnie Lee, a chorus girl passing through who decides she can’t leave – like a lot of women in the past, she’s falling for Carter. One woman who fell for him turns up as the wife (Hayworth) of a new pilot (Barthelmess) who once parachuted out of a plane and left Kid Dabb’s (Thomas Mitchell) brother to die. With fliers out of commission or dead, Carter has to use him, but warns him he’s only getting the most dangerous missions.
This is a testosterone-heavy movie, very much the kind of thing John Wayne would do. The romantic part of the story, between Carter and Bonnie Lee is lethargic, with fine actress Jean Arthur left standing around worrying. Hayworth, with a decidedly different hairline, has a small but showy role. The meaty roles belong to the men. Grant is terrific as a devil-may-care boss who hides his emotions, and Barthelmess, who would retire after World War II and end his long career, is very good as the disgraced pilot in a role that suited him perfectly. Underplayed, one sees the pain of his past decision on his face. Thomas Mitchell played so many great roles – this time, he’s a pilot who has to face his anger as well as a physical problem. Very poignant.
Though a little disjointed and a little too long, “Only Angels Have Wings” has great atmosphere and some spectacular flying sequences and effects. Released in that golden year of 1939, it’s another example of Hollywood at its apex.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 1 min (121 min)
Genre Adventure, Drama, Romance
Director Howard Hawks
Writer Jules Furthman (screen play)
Actors Cary Grant, Jean Arthur, Richard Barthelmess, Rita Hayworth
Awards Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 2 nominations.
Production Company Columbia Pictures Corporation
Sound Mix Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)
Aspect Ratio 1.37 : 1
Film Length 3,376.88 m (12 reels)
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm