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.