Hell's Angels Overview:

Hell's Angels (1930) was a War - Drama Film directed by Howard Hughes and James Whale and produced by Howard Hughes.

Academy Awards 1929/30 --- Ceremony Number 3 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Cinematography(Gaetano Gaudio), (Harry Perry)Nominated
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Screen Capture Theatre: "Hell's Angels on Wheels," or Diff'rent Spokes

By David on Jan 16, 2022 From The Man on the Flying Trapeze

This time around on Screen Capture Theatre we look at the 1967 film "Hell's Angels on Wheels," or as I like to think of it ... Who is this fine, upstanding citizen? Kindly Father Harrigan of the local parish? No, it is only Psycho -- er, Cycle Sid, a member of the upstanding Hell's Angels. ... Read full article


"Hell's Angels on Wheels," or Diff'rent Spokes

By David on Aug 26, 2015 From The Man on the Flying Trapeze

This time around on Motion Pictures Told Through Still Pictures with Goofy Captions we look at the 1967 film "Hell's Angels on Wheels," or as I like to think of it ... Who is this fine, upstanding citizen? Kindly Father Harrigan of the local parish? No, it is only Psycho -- er, Cycle Sid, a... Read full article


"Hell's Angels on Wheels," or Diff'rent Spokes

By David on Aug 26, 2015 From The Man on the Flying Trapeze

This time around on Motion Pictures Told Through Still Pictures with Goofy Captions we look at the 1967 film "Hell's Angels on Wheels," or as I like to think of it ... Who is this fine, upstanding citizen? Kindly Father Harrigan of the local parish? No, it is only Psycho -- er, Cycle Sid, a... Read full article


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Quotes from

Helen: Would you be shocked if I put on something more comfortable?


Helen: I wanna be free. I wanna be gay and have fun. Life's short. And I wanna live while I'm alive.


Monte Rutledge: Listen, Roy, never love a woman. Just make love to her.


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Facts about

249 feet of film were shot for every foot used in the final cut.
Entire story had been filmed as a silent, minus a soundtrack, by Howard Hughes in 1928. Greta Nissen had the role played later by Jean Harlow. When sound equipment became available Hughes decided to re-shoot the whole film as a talkie.
Stunt pilots refused to perform an aerial sequence that director Howard Hughes wanted. Hughes, a noted aviator himself, did his own flying. He got the shot, but he also crashed the plane.
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