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½ August 20, 2009
A fairly decent movie with good acting, but the whole message wasn't too great, especially the ending.
½ October 26, 2008
Fredric March is a WWI flying-ace traumatized by the violent death that befall most of the other pilots who come in contact with him, and Cary Grant is his rival/co-pilot. This is not a particularly great flying-ace movie, but it is redeemed by the dark ending, an unmannered performance by March, and early performances from legends Grant and Lombard.
Super Reviewer
October 23, 2008
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.
October 20, 2008
good adventure stuff
½ November 11, 2007
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.
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