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Only angels have wings

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DVD special edition.


English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.


Cary Grant, Jean Arthur, Thomas Mitchell, Rita Hayworth, Richard Barthelmess, Allyn Joslyn.

Publication Information

[Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection, [2016]

Physical Description

1 videodisc (121 minutes) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 folded sheet (illustrations ; 19 cm)


Not rated.


A traveling entertainer gets more than she bargained for during a stopover in a South American port town. There she meets a handsome yet aloof daredevil pilot who runs an airmail company, staring down death while servicing towns in treacherous mountain terrain. Both attracted to and repelled by his romantic sense of danger, she decides to stay on, despite his protestations.


Originally released as a motion picture in 1939.

Special features: New 4K digital restoration ; audio excerpts from a 1972 conversation between filmmakers Howard Hawks and Peter Bogdanovich ; new interview with film critic David Thomson ; Howard Hawks and his aviation movies, a new program featuring film scholars Craig Barron and Ben Burtt ; Lux Radio Theatre adaptation of the film from 1939, starring Cary Grant, Jean Arthur, Rita Hayworth, Richard Barethelmess, and Thomas Mitchell, and hosted by director Cecil B. DeMille ; trailer.

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