Only Angels Have Wings

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Sig Rumann, Allen Joslyn, Noah Beery Jr, Jean Arthur and Cary Grant in a publicity still for Only Angels Have Wings (1939).

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Only Angels Have Wings

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Thomas Mitchell and Cary Grant in Only Angels Have Wings (1939).  It was Cary’s second of five films with Howard Hawks and the first time he was taken seriously as a dramatic actor.  This served him especially well in his successes with Alfred Hitchcock.

Only Angels Have Wings

Rita Hayworth in Only Angels Have Wings (1939)

Only Angels Have Wings

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Richard Barthelmess and Rita Hayworth in a publicity still for Only Angels Have Wings (1939).  She was on her way up in Hollywood, and he was on his way down.

Only Angels Have Wings

Richard Barthelmess and Rita Hayworth in a publicity still for Only Angels Have Wings (1939)

Only Angels Have Wings

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The back of this publicity still for Only Angels Have Wings (1939) reads

D-Col-36-289  –  Cary Grant and Jean Arthur in a scene from Howard Hawks Columbia production “Plane No. 4.” – it’s working title before it was released.

Only Angels Have Wings

Original release (1939) lobby card.

original lobby card (1939)

Only Angels Have Wings

Original release (1939) lobby card.

original lobby card (1939)

Only Angels Have Wings

Original release (1939) lobby card.

original title card (1939)

Only Angels Have Wings

Original release (1939) lobby card.

original lobby card (1939)

Only Angels Have Wings

original lobby card (1939)

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original lobby card (1939)

 

Only Angels Have Wings

original lobby card (1939)

Only Angels Have Wings

Cary Grant and Jean Arthur in an original publicity still for Only Angels Have Wings (1939).

Only Angels Have Wings

Cary Grant and Jean Arthur in Only Angels Have Wings (1939).  It was Cary’s first significant dramatic role, and his only drama of five films with Howard Hawks.