Sparks: radioman: Why do you think they come down to this kind of a place?
Bonnie: It's like being in love with a buzz saw.
Sparks: Not much future in it.
Bonnie: What is there about it that gets them?
Sparks: I'm not a flier myself. Hey, you'd better ask the Kid. Miss Lee. Mr. Dabb.
Bonnie: How'd you do?
Sparks: She wants to know why you like flying.
Kid Dabb: I've been in it 22 years, Miss Lee. I couldn't give you an answer that would make any sense. What's so funny about that?
Bonnie: That's what my dad used to say.
Bonnie: No, trapeze. High stuff. He wouldn't use a net.
Sparks: Not much future in that, either.
Bonnie: Yes. We found that out.
|An ex-flame (Rita Hayworth) complicates Geoff's life.|
The supporting cast is fun and includes Thomas Mitchell, Noah Berry and Sig Ruman. Ruman plays Dutchy, Geoff's partner and bartender. He's probably most remembered as the two-faced POW guard Sergeant Shultz in Stalag 17 (1953).
|Grant and Arthur.|
|Bonnie plays The Peanut Vendor song while Geoff sings.|
- Oscar Nominations for Best Cinematography and for Special Effects.
- Hawks won a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Academy in 1971.
- His Girl Friday - 1940
- Sergeant York - 1941
- Ball of Fire - 1941
- The Big Sleep - 1946
- Red River - 1948
- The Thing - 1951
- Rio Bravo - 1959
- Hatari! - 1962
- El Dorado - 1966