Only Angels Have Wings 1939 G
6.00pm, Fri 10 Mar 2023 (121 mins)
Gallery of Modern Art & Cinema A
- Wheelchair Accessible
Only Angels Have Wings is an exhilarating tale of romance and daring from the legendary Howard Hawks. Featuring captivating lead performances from Cary Grant and Jean Arthur – and with a key early role for Rita Hayworth – the film is a richly textured adventure told with dazzling visual flair.
Geoff Carter (Grant) runs a small airfreight company in a South American port town. Barely keeping afloat and with his one lucrative contract in the balance, he must hire a disgraced pilot who arrives in the town with his new wife Judy (Hayworth) – Carter’s one-time love. Complicating the situation further is Bonnie (Arthur), a travelling entertainer, who finds herself enamoured by Carter’s charm and alluring fatalism.
Only Angels Have Wings will screen from a 4K digital restoration.
- Director: Howard Hawks
- Script: Jules Furthman
- Based on: a story by Howard Hawks
- Cinematographer: Joseph Walker
- Editor: Viola Lawrence
- Print Source: Park Circus
- Rights: Park Circus
- Shooting Format: 35mm
- Screening Format: 4K DCP
- Year: 1939
- Runtime: 121 minutes
- Country: United States
- Language: English
- Colour: Black and White