Somewhere on the coast of South America there’s a ramshackle, fog-bound port and a landing strip from where mail pilots risk their lives over mountain passes to win a lucrative delivery contract. Into the life of an ace pilot and despatcher arrive two women: one a sassy nightclub pianist, the other his ex-lover.
This is one of Hawks’s most enjoyable explorations of his favourite themes: the connections between strong-willed women and stoical men, and the love and loyalty between men.
Certificate: U Adventure | Drama
Dir. Howard Hawks, US, 1939, 121 mins
Cast: Cary Grant, Jean Arthur, Richard Barthelmess, Rita Hayworth, Thomas Mitchell, Allyn Joslyn