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Wings of the Navy (1939)

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Jerry and Cass have always been competitive. Now that Cass is a well respected Naval aviator like his father, Jerry leaves the submarine service to become a flying cadet with Class 61 at ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
George Brent ...
Cass Harrington
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Irene Dale
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Jerry Harrington
Frank McHugh ...
Scat Allen
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Commander Clark
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Lt. Parsons
Henry O'Neill ...
Prologue Speaker
John Ridgely ...
Dan Morrison
John Gallaudet ...
Lt. Harry White
Donald Briggs ...
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Edgar Edwards ...
Ted Parsons
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First Flight Instructor
Alberto Morin ...
Armando Costa (as Albert Morin)
Jonathan Hale ...
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Pierre Watkin ...
Capt. March
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Jerry and Cass have always been competitive. Now that Cass is a well respected Naval aviator like his father, Jerry leaves the submarine service to become a flying cadet with Class 61 at Pensacola. During training, Jerry meets and falls for Cass's fiancée Irene. After air sickness, jitters and a crash landing, Jerry gets his wings. Cass is not as lucky as he is crippled in a crash and must retire. Cass designs a new fighter for the Navy as Jerry pilots flying boats in San Diego. Jerry will do anything to show Cass that he is a better pilot, even if it means leaving the Navy to test the experimental fighter that killed test pilot Steve Conners. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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FOR ALL THE WORLD TO WITNESS THAT AMERICA WILL NOT BE UNPREPARED!

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11 February 1939 (USA)  »

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Asas da Esquadra  »

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Both William B. Davidson as Brown and Rosella Towne as Agnes are in studio records/casting call lists as cast members for their roles, but they did not appear or were not identifiable in the movie. See more »

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When testing the new plane in a dive, the plane appears to be making a vertical dive, but it is obvious from the cloud formations a horizontal image was rotated 90 degrees to appear to be a vertical image. See more »

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Featured in Each Dawn I Die (1939) See more »

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Wings Over the Navy
(1938) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Played during the opening credits and often throughout the film
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23 May 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

WINGS OF THE NAVY is a typical service picture of the time. It features parallel stories of a young Naval Aviator (John Payne) training and his eventual involvement with his Brothers' (George Brent) fiancé (Olivia De Havilland). It will come to nobodies surprise that this triangle will end in favor of the younger and better looking Payne with De Havilland. Brent no doubt retiring back to Bette Davis. The rest of the films cast is rounded out by standard WARNER BROTHERS contract players.

The real Stars' are the Planes and training facilities of the U.S. Navy. It is quite evident that the U.S.N. was deeply committed to the expansion of its air arm. This film focusing primarily on training, then the PBY Catalina Flying Boat, one of the most successful aircraft of its type, many still flying today. The prime striking arm of the U.S.N. the Aircraft Carriers are largely ignored.

Seeing this film a American no doubt felt that our Navy was ready for war. Others watching would not think so. Our future Allies' Great Britain and Soviet Russia were already flying the more advanced Fighters, Hawker Hurricane, Supermarine Spitfire and Polikarpov I-16 respectively. Future enemy Imperial Japan featured the likes of the Mitsubishi A6M Zero (I.J.N.) and Nakajima Ki-43 (I.J.A.), Nazi Germany their Messerschmitt BF-109 (Me-109). Even the Italians looked more impressive with their Reggiane Re.2000.

In the film our most advanced (experimental) Fighter is one of character George Brents' design. It is a Bi-Plane, looking more suitable for WWI then the coming conflict. No wonder Imperial Japan and Nazi Germany seeing films like this had such a low opinions of our war fighting capabilities. Fortunetly like a iceberg the unseen was far more impressive then what could easily be observed. They would find this out in less then a year once war commenced. Much to their chagrin.


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