£7.04
In stock.
Dispatched from and sold by dvdGOLD.
£7.04 + FREE UK delivery
Other Sellers on Amazon
Add to Basket
£5.79
+ £1.26 UK delivery
Sold by: i want one of those
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Hells Angels [DVD] (1930)

4.3 out of 5 stars 39 customer reviews

Additional DVD options
Amazon Price
New from Used from
DVD 1-Disc Version
£7.04
£5.79 £4.00
Dispatched from and sold by dvdGOLD.


Frequently bought together

  • Hells Angels [DVD] (1930)
  • +
  • Wings (1927)
Total price: £16.89
Buy the selected items together

What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?


Product details

  • Actors: Ben Lyon, James Hall, Jean Harlow, John Darrow, Lucien Prival
  • Directors: Howard Hughes, Edmund Goulding
  • Writers: Howard Estabrook, Harry Behn, Joseph Moncure March, Marshall Neilan
  • Producers: Howard Hughes
  • Format: PAL, Black & White, Full Screen, Mono, Dolby
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: Universal
  • DVD Release Date: 13 Jun. 2005
  • Run Time: 127 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 39 customer reviews
  • ASIN: B0009G1IT2
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 37,654 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
  • Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
    If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

Product description

Product Description

Epic drama set during the First World War, produced at great cost by Howard Hughes and featuring the most celebrated aerial combat sequences of the period. Monte Rutledge (Ben Lyon), his brother Roy (James Hall) and their German friend Karl (John Darrow) are friends at Oxford who find themselves fighting on opposite sides at the outbreak of the Great War. Monte and Roy join the fledgling Royal Flying Corps, while Karl does his best to limit the damage to London from the Zeppelin bombing raids he commands. Monte and Roy find that their relationship is strained by their rivalry over the love of Helen (Jean Harlow), and by Roy's cowardice when it comes to the dangerous mission they are assigned. But when the two brothers find themselves shot down over German lines, Roy has to do the unthinkable to stop a shell-shocked Monte from revealing vital information to their German captors.

From Amazon.co.uk

Two bright facets light up Hell's Angels, a 1930s aviation melodrama. One is the extraordinary footage re-creating World War I air battles; the other is 18-year-old Jean Harlow. Both are enough to offset the cornball story and stilted dialogue, the latter added late in production, with the advent of motion-picture sound. The movie, almost three years in the making, with a budget of nearly $4 million--very high for its day--was the obsession of eccentric millionaire director Howard Hughes. Apparently, the authenticity of the dogfight scenes was so important to Hughes that he piloted a plane himself, and ended up breaking a few bones in the process. More shocking, it's said that three pilots lost their lives making the movie. The sequence depicting an epic encounter between the British Royal Flying Corps and a German zeppelin is especially stunning, thanks to the eye-popping use of hand tinting. A bombing raid on a German munitions depot is also remarkably convincing.

The movie's other bombshell, Jean Harlow, fairly jumps off the screen as an upper-class floozy who plays fast and loose with the two leading men, RFC pilots Monte and Roy Rutledge (Ben Lyon and James Hall), one a scoundrel and one a saint. Harlow glows in the film--it's immediately obvious why her appearance here put her on the fast track to Hollywood stardom. Beauty, sex appeal, vulnerability, audacity--whatever the intangible something is that makes a movie star, it's clear Harlow had it, even as a teenager. --Laura Mirsky


Customer reviews

Read reviews that mention

Top customer reviews

17 December 2017
Format: DVD|Verified Purchase
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you? Report abuse
8 November 2016
Format: DVD|Verified Purchase
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you? Report abuse
4 September 2014
Format: DVD|Verified Purchase
0Comment| 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Report abuse
14 August 2017
Format: DVD|Verified Purchase
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you? Report abuse
5 March 2015
Format: DVD|Verified Purchase
0Comment| One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Report abuse
19 July 2005
Format: DVD|Verified Purchase
0Comment| 28 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Report abuse
HALL OF FAMETOP 100 REVIEWER
14 December 2008
Format: DVD
0Comment| 9 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Report abuse

Would you like to see more reviews about this item?


Pages with related products. See and discover other items: black and white films

Where's My Stuff?

Delivery and Returns

Need Help?