Tuesday, April 18, 2017

A To Z Challenge: Letter O



ONLY ANGELS HAVE WINGS-1939


DIRECTOR: Howard Hawks
STARS: Cary Grant, Jean Arthur, Thomas Mitchell, Richard Barthlemess, Rita Hayworth
OSCAR NOMS: Best Cinematography, Best Special Effects
OSCAR WINS: Nil
PLOT: Hard as nails pilots take death defying trips over the Andes. When a girl comes into the mix, unwanted emotions are displayed.
LOVE: When Barthlemess comes onto the scene with his young wife.
TRIVIA: Rita Hayworth has a worthy entry into an A picture but was very nervous and self conscious. In a drunken scene, she kept missing her lines so Hawks told Grant to throw ice cold water on her and say her line and his. It became a memorable scene.

BEN OAKLAND-September 24, 1907 or 1909-August 26, 1979


OCCUPATION: Composer...stock music
OSCAR NOMS: A Mist Over The Moon (with Oscar Hammerstein 11)
OSCAR WINS: Nil
ANECDOTE: He wrote music and was quite prolific from the 1920's to the 1940's. "I'll Take Romance"  is quite popular and he wrote "Java Jive" done by The Ink Spots and The Manhattan Transfer for all you BOTB people:)

31 comments:

  1. Ok, I usually feel quite ignorant after your posts but this time you've really got me! Not heard of the film or Richard Barthlemess.......

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    1. This is quite a good film but is often overshadowed by other films from 1939. Richard Barthlemess was a huge star in the late teens and early twenties as a young boy next door.

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  2. When I first glanced at today's film I thought it was "Angels with Dirty Wings" from Home Alone, and I thought you were messing with us 'cause that's not a real movie... ;-)

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    1. Hahahaaa"Ya filthy animal!" Nope not that movie..hahahaaa

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  3. Here's one I'm not familiar with. Interesting trivia about Rita Hayworth. It might be worth watching for that scene alone.

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    1. This is a very good film that most people don't know and wish they did.

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  4. Birgit, I've not seen this movie before but I do like Cary Grant. Hey, my daddy's name is Oscar! :) Fun Hayworth movie trivia, too! Thanks for visiting today, my friend. :)

    Art Sketching Through the Alphabet “O” (Owl)

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    1. It's a good movie and hope you get to see it one time

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  5. haha if things don't work out, chuck cold water for the win.

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  6. Hi Birgit - like the others I don't know this one ... but have noted the trivia ... well it's a new one for us all .. cheers Hilary

    http://positiveletters.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/o-is-for-orkney-islands-adapted-breeds.html

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    1. It's a good movie and worth seeing

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  7. I've somehow managed to miss this movie.

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  8. Cary Grant...he had to be the classiest, sexiest actor ever.

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    1. He was classy and so trim...and tanned

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  9. So Rita Hayworth and pilots who were hard as nails?

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    1. Well, no...hahahaaa just the pilots

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  10. I've never seen this one. Heard of it, of course.

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  11. I was a fan of Cary Grant but this was a film that I have not seen. I was only two when it was issued. Oakland I did not know.
    Thanks for your visits to my blog.

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    1. It's a very good film and I hope you see it

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  12. Cary Grant Jean Arthur, Marlene Dietrich, Hemingway, a lot of these celebs wrote romantic letters to each other and are going for big money at auctions!

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    1. They are for sure and so many other things from Hollywood fetch big bucks

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  13. I would've remembered that scene with Rita Hayworth. Another movie to see for me. Yaay!

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  14. One of my T Stands For Tuesday players featured that song one Tuesday. I had never heard it before, but it is wonderful that you featured Bob Oakland. Of course, I guess you realize I've never seen this movie. It sounds good, though.

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  15. The anecdot was great. But geez, what a aweful joke ;-)

    @JazzFeathers
    The Old Shelter - 1940s Film Noir

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  16. Hi, playing catch up again! Love the coffee jingle. I have a song going through my head right now...but it's too late for java.
    "Female Scientists Before Our Time"
    Shells–Tales–Sails

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