The Eagle and the Hawk (1933) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Eagle and the Hawk (1933)





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In this film, Fredric March plays a British WWI flying ace suffering from emotional fatigue. March's happy-go-lucky pilot buddy tries to help his friend forget his problems by accompanying him on leave in London. March meets a beautiful young lady, with whom he has an implicit affair.


Fredric March
as Jerry H. Young
Cary Grant
as Henry Crocker
Carole Lombard
as The Beautiful Lady
Guy Standing
as Maj. Dunham
Jack Oakie
as Mike Richards
Kenneth Howell
as John Stevens
Leyland Hodgson
as Kingsford
Virginia Hammond
as Lady Erskine
Douglas Scott
as Tommy Erskine
Jacques Jou-Jerville
as French General's Aide
Russell Scott
as Flight sergeant
Ken Howell
as John Stevens
Paul Cremonesi
as French General
Yorke Sherwood
as Taxi driver
Olaf Hytten
as Story-Telling Officer
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Critic Reviews for The Eagle and the Hawk

All Critics (1)

An unheralded near-masterpiece, The Eagle and the Hawk is among the strongest antiwar statements put on film.

Full Review… | February 25, 2006
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Audience Reviews for The Eagle and the Hawk

Wow what a great film. I've never heard of this film and they premired it on TCM the other day and what a treat. The acting is great all around(Oakie,Lombard,and one of Grant's first films) with Fredric March as a standout. The look of the film is great and they mix WW1 documentery footage that works really well. Great story and dialogue with a fantastic ending. One of the best war films of it's time, it's real hidden Gem.

cody franklin
cody franklin

Super Reviewer


It's funny to see a movie that refers to Cary Grant as a "new comer," but in this movie, he was certainly that. The Eagle and the Hawk an early pre-code, anti-war film, that is surprisingly effective. Fredric March plays the stereotypical, happy-go-lucky American fighter pilot, surrounded by Brits, during the peak of WWI; he is soon exposed to the harsh reality of warfare and struggles to deal with it. Carol Lombard has a small role as a socialite who "comforts" the disturbed March one night while he is on leave; which she does, as always, with classic elegance. Grant, though young, does a nice job as the foe turned friend of March. But this movie completely belongs to March. He carries it in every way possible and acts circles around the more inexperienced members of the cast. His transformation of the character is amazing, proving that his caliber as an actor is something that has seldom been matched since.

Laken Bowles
Laken Bowles

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