The Eagle and the Hawk

The Eagle and the Hawk

Fredric March
Director: Stuart Walker Cast: Fredric March
Fredric March
, Cary Grant
Cary Grant
, Jack Oakie
Jack Oakie
Stuart Walker


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Eagle and the Hawk is a "war is hell" saga slightly reminiscent of All Quiet on the Western Front. Fredric March plays a British World War One flying ace suffering from emotional fatigue. March's happy-go-lucky pilot buddy (Cary Grant) tries to help his friend forget his problems by accompanying him on leave in London. March meets a beautiful young lady (Carole Lombard), to whom he pours out his problems and with whom he has an implicit affair (made even more discreet when this film was edited for reissue). Tortured by the memory of the his fallen comrades and by the men he's killed in battle, March finally breaks and commits suicide. To save his friend's reputation, Cary Grant props March's body up in the cockpit of his plane, flies the craft into the air, and makes it appear that March died while shooting it out with a German ace.

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Product Details

Release Date: 09/27/2013
UPC: 0025192052217
Original Release: 1933
Source: Universal
Presentation: [B&W]
Time: 1:08:00
Sales rank: 39,285

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Fredric March Jeremiah Young
Cary Grant Henry Crocker
Jack Oakie Mike Richards
Carole Lombard Beautiful Lady
Guy Standing Maj. Dunham
Adrienne D'Ambricourt Fifi
Forrester Harvey Hogan
Jacques Jou-Jerville French General's Aide
Douglas Scott Tommy Erskine
Russell Scott Flight sergeant
Yorke Sherwood Taxi driver
Lane Chandler Flier
Paul Cremonesi French General
Virginia Hammond Lady Erskine
Leyland Hodgson Kindford
Ken Howell John Stevens
Olaf Hytten Story-Telling Officer
Crauford Kent General
Robert Manning Voss
Dennis O'Keefe Flier

Technical Credits
Stuart Walker Director
Harry A. Fischbeck Cinematographer
Mitchell Leisen Asst. Director
Seton Miller Screenwriter
Bogart Rogers Screenwriter
Bayard Veiller Producer

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