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Year
1939
Runtime
121 min.
Director
Howard Hawks
Genres
Drama, Romance, Adventure
Rating *
7.7
Votes *
8,185
Checks
2,930
Favs
253
Dislikes
19
Favs/checks
8.6% (1:12)
Favs/dislikes
13:1
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  1. DerekFME's avatar

    DerekFME

    Howard Hawks really was a directorial genius. This is a really different and fascinating film. Brilliantly played with a great deal of humanity by all involved. 11 years 6 months ago
  2. senorroboto's avatar

    senorroboto

    I'd say this movie must have had an influence on The Wages of Fear. Definitely different movies but they share a nihilistic view of white folk working rough jobs in South America.

    Another thing I was really impressed by was the aerial photography during MacPherson's flight. I wasn't aware there was anything that good until the post-WWII period, when directors like William Wyler and John Sturges came back from serving as Air Force filmmakers with a ton of experience under their belts.
    6 years 10 months ago
  3. SpacePauls's avatar

    SpacePauls

    You can't go wrong with Cary Grant and plane crashes. 1 year 7 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #39 in iCheckMovies's 1930s Top 100
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  2. This movie ranks #127 in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
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  3. This movie ranks #136 in BFI's 360 Classic Feature Films Project
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  4. This movie ranks #191 in Jonathan Rosenbaum's Essential Cinema
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  5. This movie ranks #221 in Sight & Sound's The Greatest Films of All Time
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  6. This movie ranks #224 in David Thomson's Have You Seen?
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  7. This movie ranks #226 in TSPDT's 1,000 Greatest Films
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  8. This movie ranks #631 in The New York Times's Book of Movies
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  9. This movie ranks #766 in Library of Congress's National Film Registry
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  10. This movie ranks #946 in The Criterion Collection
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