Directed by Howard Hawks
Disclaimer: I am not a big fan of flying films. Top Gun was just atrocious. I am trying to think of other flying films that I have seen. Does The Aviator count? Because that was as boring as Napoleon.
Like in most 1939 films, the acting is incredible, with Jean Arthur and Cary Grant having palpable chemistry. The story is about a group of fliers. Each one has a really interesting back story which makes this more of an ensemble film than one that just centers around the famous couple. This is also an effective technique because you actually care about what happens to the characters.
Pretty amazing airplane scenes, even for me. Check it out!
"I am hard to get, Geoff, all you have to do is ask me." Great line, one that was later used in To Have and Have Not.
Richard Barthelmess also was in Broken Blossoms.