Now available on Blu-ray from KL Studio Classics is the compelling 1933 war drama The Eagle and the Hawk. Set against the backdrop of World War I, the film stars Fredric March as Lt. Jerry Young, the American commander of a British flying squadron who grows embittered over his sending of men to their deaths. After Young returns from ordered shore leave, he finds the pressure of his career too much to bear–resulting in tragedy. With the help of cynical friend Henry Crocker (Cary Grant), Young embarks on one final mission. Carole Lombard, Jack Oakie, Guy Standing co-star.
Featuring stunning aerial footage and early, against type performances from Grant and Lombard, the film was a huge success during its initial release in 1933. The enduring appeal of The Eagle and the Hawk resulted in the film being re-released — again to much success — in 1939. Today the picture is still considered a World War I masterpiece, and has been widely desired on Blu-ray. Fans of the film no longer have to wait for such a thing, as it has been released this week in a new special edition from KL Studio Classics. This Blu-ray includes the movie’s original theatrical trailer as well as an audio commentary that features both author/film historian Lee Gambin and actress/film historian Rutanya Alda. So whether you are revisiting The Eagle and the Hawk again, or experiencing it for the first time, you’re sure to find it to be a motion picture that will set your heart soaring.