Hell's Angels, 1930
Howard Hughes spent three years and nearly four million dollars to create his aviation classic, Hell’s Angels. Originally intended to be a silent film, Hughes reshot much of it as production extended into the dawning of the talkies. The most expensive production of the era, Hell’s Angels was one of the first blockbuster action films and made Jean Harlow a box office sensation. With gripping aerial sequences as a backdrop, Hell’s Angels is an engrossing tale of wartime intrigue and personal courage.
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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. Learn more.
This film series is part of the National Air and Space Museum’s observance of the hundredth anniversary of the First World War.