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James Cagney and Pat O’Brien in a screencap from Ceiling Zero (1936)

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the aviation team in Ceiling Zero (1936) includes a female pilot.

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Howard Hawks and Pat O’Brien look to the skies for pilot James Cagney as Dizzy Davis in Ceiling Zero (1936).

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Howard Hawks celebrates Pat O’Brien’s birthday with James Cagney on the set of Ceiling Zero (1936).

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James Cagney, June Travis and Pat O’Brien in a Hawksian triangle in Ceiling Zero (1936).  Is James’s hand pushing away Pat, or is it more affectionate?

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James Cagney, June Travis and Pat O’Brien in a publicity still for Ceiling Zero (1936), one of Howard Hawks’ better and more entertaining films, eclipsed only because of Hawks’ numerous masterpieces.

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Three pilots in Ceiling Zero (1936).  Other aviation themed films from Howard Hawks are the lost silent Air Circus, The Dawn Patrol, Only Angels Have Wings and Air Force.

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Mail pilots at ground control in Ceiling Zero (1936).  Only Angels Have Wings was another Howard Hawks story about mail pilots.

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James Cagney, Pat O’Brien and June Travis in a typical Hawks triangle in Ceiling Zero (1936)

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James Cagney and Pat O’Brien in a publicity still for Ceiling Zero (1936), the second of nine films they made together.  Other popular cinematic male pairs are Burt Lancaster and Kirk Douglas who made seven films together, and Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau who also made nine films together.

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Ceiling Zero (1936), the second of nine films with James Cagney and Pat O’Brien.  Perhaps their most memorable is Angels With Dirty Faces (1939).

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publicity still of a typical Howard Hawks work group in Ceiling Zero (1935)