The Eagle and the Hawk, 1933
One of the best World War I dramas of the 1930s, The Eagle and the Hawk focuses on the psychological aspects of wartime aerial combat. The film explores the cumulative effects on pilots and crews who fought in the skies during World War I rather than heroic exploits of fighter pilots. Hollywood heavyweights Cary Grant, Frederic March, and Carol Lombard carry this lesser-known but significant film.
Request free tickets to the Eagle and Hawk screening at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center below.
This film will also be shown at the same time at our location in Washington, DC. Request tickets to the Eagle and Hawk screening in Washington, DC.
About the Film Series
Movies have always shaped our cultural memory of historical events, and World War I has been a rich subject for filmmakers. Hollywood Goes to War: World War I on the Big Screen, a year-long film series, presents the most visually striking and engaging dramas set during the First World War ever made. Once a month, join us as we screen Hollywood’s finest feature films on World War I and explore how the war and its far-reaching effects have been represented and interpreted on the big screen.
This film series is part of the National Air and Space Museum’s observance of the hundredth anniversary of the First World War.