Song of the Eagle
Directed byRalph Murphy
Screenplay byC. Graham Baker
Willard Mack
Casey Robinson
Gene Towne
Produced byCharles R. Rogers
StarringCharles Bickford
Richard Arlen
Mary Brian
Jean Hersholt
CinematographyHenry Sharp
Edited byJoseph Kane
Music byJohn Leipold
Harold Lewis
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • April 28, 1933 (1933-04-28)
Running time
83 minutes
CountryUnited States

Song of the Eagle is a 1933 American pre-Code drama film directed by Ralph Murphy and starring Charles Bickford, Richard Arlen, Mary Brian and Jean Hersholt.[1] It was produced and distributed by Paramount Pictures.[2][3] Its release coincided with the ongoing repeal of the Eighteenth Amendment that had outlawed alcohol.


The film follows the fortunes of the German American family Hoffman from 1916 to 1933 during World War I, when the United States is at war with their native Germany, and during the Prohibition Era when the family's lager business is suddenly made illegal. If the family's brewery is to continue they need to turn to bootlegging.



  1. ^ Schlossheimer
  2. ^ "Movie Review – Song of the Eagle – Beer and Gangsters". The New York Times. Retrieved February 25, 2015.
  3. ^ "Song of the Eagle (1933) – Overview". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved February 25, 2015.