Only Angels Have Wings

Rita Hayworth in a 1939 publicity still, the year of her big break in Only Angels Have Wings (1939).  She began her career with an uncredited bit in 1934,   This was her 30th screen credit, often under her given name, Rita Consino, and often in uncredited bits.

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Rita Hayworth in a 1939 publicity still, the year of her big break in Only Angels Have Wings (1939) with Howard Hawks’ production and direction.

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

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Rita Hayworth in a screencap from Only Angels Have Wings (1939)

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Rita Hayworth in a publicity still for Only Angels Have Wings (1939), her big break after struggling in forgettable low budget fare for five years.

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Rita Hayworth as Judy MacPherson in an original publicity still for Only Angels Have Wings (1939)

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Rita Hayworth in a screencap from Only Angels Have Wings (1939)

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Rita Hayworth in a publicity still for Only Angels Have Wings (1939), her big break, and she took full advantage.

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Rita Hayworth in Only Angels Have Wings (1939)

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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.

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

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Richard Barthelmess and Rita Hayworth are the second leads in Only Angels Have Wings (1939).  Richard was on his way down, and Rita was on her way up in Hollywood.

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Howard Hawks is in the director’s chair for a scene from Only Angels Have Wings (1939) with Cary Grant, Rita Hayworth and Richard Barthelmess, with Jean Arthur out of the frame.  Sig Rumann and Allyn Joslyn may also be part of the shot.

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Howard Hawks commands the attention of Cary Grant and Rita Hayworth behind the scenes of Only Angels Have Wings (1939).

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Rita Hayworth shakes hands with her old beau Cary Grant while standing next to her new beau Richard Barthelmess in Only Angels Have Wings (1939), creating a classic Howard Hawks triangle.