The Eagle and the Hawk (1933) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Eagle and the Hawk (1933)





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In this film, Fredric March plays a British WWI flying ace suffering from emotional fatigue. March's happy-go-lucky pilot buddy tries to help his friend forget his problems by accompanying him on leave in London. March meets a beautiful young lady, with whom he has an implicit affair.


Fredric March
as Jerry H. Young
Cary Grant
as Henry Crocker
Carole Lombard
as The Beautiful Lady
Guy Standing
as Maj. Dunham
Jack Oakie
as Mike Richards
Kenneth Howell
as John Stevens
Leyland Hodgson
as Kingsford
Virginia Hammond
as Lady Erskine
Douglas Scott
as Tommy Erskine
Jacques Jou-Jerville
as French General's Aide
Ken Howell
as John Stevens
Russell Scott
as Flight sergeant
Paul Cremonesi
as French General
Yorke Sherwood
as Taxi driver
Olaf Hytten
as Story-Telling Officer
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Critic Reviews for The Eagle and the Hawk

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (1)

It attacks its subject with praiseworthy vigor and directness. It leaves utterly nothing to the imagination... In the strictest sense of the word, it is not entertainment.

May 8, 2018 | Full Review…

An excellent movie...a cracking tale of disillusionment amongst WW1 fliers Fredric March and Cary Grant.

October 9, 2020 | Full Review…

An unheralded near-masterpiece, The Eagle and the Hawk is among the strongest antiwar statements put on film.

February 25, 2006 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Eagle and the Hawk

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.

cody franklin
cody franklin

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