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Wings Over Honolulu (1937)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  16 May 1937 (USA)
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A Navy pilot gets involved in a romantic triangle while stationed in Hawaii.

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »
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Credited cast:
Wendy Barrie ...
Lauralee Curtis
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Lt. Samuel Gilchrist
William Gargan ...
Lt. Jack Furness
Kent Taylor ...
Greg Chandler
Polly Rowles ...
Rosalind Furness
Samuel S. Hinds ...
Adm. Furness
Mary Philips ...
Mrs. Hattie Penletter
Clara Blandick ...
Evie Curtis
Margaret McWade ...
Nellie Curtis
Louise Beavers ...
Mamie
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Caroline
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Ralph Steed Garrison ...
Admiral Furness' Daughter's Escort
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Adapted by Isabel Dawn and Boyce de Gaw from a "Redbook Magazine" story by Mildred Cram with, apparently, none of the three understanding much about military trials or else the Ray Milland character would have ended up with a dishonorable discharge and twenty years in the slammer. Story begins at a birthday party given for Virginia deb Lauralee Curtis by her adoring aunts Nellie and Evie Curtis. Wealthy Yankee Gregory Chandler claims the first dance and spends the night unfolding dazzling vistas of yachts, wealth and far-off romantic places and asks Lauralee to marry him. She declines, as properly brought-up southern girls do not accept first-night proposals or, most of the time, propositions. But this changes when navy flyers Lieutenants Stony Gilchrist and Jack Furness make a forced landing on the Curtis plantation, and it is a case of love at first sight when Lauralee meets Stony,evidently because Lauralee and Stony are the only two people at the party with British accents. She ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Drama | Romance

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16 May 1937 (USA)  »

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Ali nella bufera  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Macho attitude towards "woman's place" spoils okay romance.

This would have been an okay typical romance of the period if it hadn't been so macho in its attitude towards women. Socialite marries Navy flyboy and can't adjust to Navy life, i.e. he's always leaving her alone for great periods of time, ordered here and there. The Navy's and the film's attitude is that a woman should not have a life of her own, but get used to the fact that she must sit and wait while her hubby does his job. Wendy Barrie and Ray Milland handle the leads well, but the repugnant attitude of the film is very off-setting. The cinematography deservedly earned an Oscar nom - fine composition on the ground and excellent aerial photography. In addition the fine score and good special effects deserved but did not get recognized by the Academy. This is an okay film but not worth going out of your way to see unless you are interested in the categories of Cinematography, Scoring and Special Effects.


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