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Category: Action/Adventure, Drama, RomanceNotable as: Action/AdventureSub-Category: Action Film, Romance Film, Action/Adventure, Adventure Film, Buddy film, DramaMain subject: aviationRuntime: 121 minutesLanguage: Spanish, EnglishCountry: United StatesDirector: Howard HawksScreenwriter: Jules Furthman, Eleanore Griffin, Howard HawksMusic: Dimitri TiomkinCinematography: Joseph WalkerStars: Cary Grant, Jean Arthur, Richard Barthelmess, Rita Hayworth, Thomas Mitchell, Allyn Joslyn, John Carroll, Sig Ruman, Victor Kilian, Noah Beery, Jr., Don "Red" Barry, Pat FlahertyProducer: Howard HawksStudio: Columbia PicturesAward nominations: Academy Award for Best Cinematography, Black-and-White (Joseph Walker)
Academy Award for Best Special Effects
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Only Angels Have Wings is a 1939 American drama film directed by Howard Hawks, and starring Cary Grant and Jean Arthur, based on a story written by Hawks. The film also marked the first major screen appearance of Rita Hayworth. It is generally regarded as being among Hawks' finest films, particularly in its portrayal of the professionalism of the pilots, its atmosphere, and the flying sequences. Only Angels Have Wings was based on a number of real incidents witnessed by Hawks, and although Air Mail, Night Flight and Flight From Glory have similar stories, they are not related. The film inspired the 1983 television series Tales of the Gold Monkey, which in turn, inspired the 1990 television series TaleSpin.

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