Song of the Eagle

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. It was produced and distributed by Paramount Pictures. Its release coincided with the ongoing repeal of the Eighteenth Amendment that had outlawed alcohol.


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 is explored. If the family's brewery is to continue they need to turn to bootlegging.