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Flight Angels (1940)

Approved | | Romance, Comedy, Drama | 18 May 1940 (USA)
Federal Airlines ace pilot Chick Faber is grounded by Flight Superintendent Bill Graves when a doctor says his eyesight is failing. Aided by Mary Norvell and Nan Hudson, Graves persuades ... See full summary »

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Chick Farber
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Artie Dixon
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Bill Graves
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Nan Hudson
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Dr. Barclay
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Rita
Dorothea Kent ...
Mabel
John Ridgely ...
Lt. Parsons
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Thelma
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Bonnie
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Jane Morrow
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Marilyn (as Marilyn Merrick)
Phyllis Hamilton ...
Phyllis
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Storyline

Federal Airlines ace pilot Chick Faber is grounded by Flight Superintendent Bill Graves when a doctor says his eyesight is failing. Aided by Mary Norvell and Nan Hudson, Graves persuades Chick to take a job as teacher in the school for airline hostesses, and Chick and Mary get married. He learns that the Army is going to test a stratosphere plane that he and Artie Dixon designed and feels that he should make the first flight but permission is refused. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Women Are TOUGH Angels... They Can Handle Anything That Flies... Except A Pilot!

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Romance | Comedy | Drama

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18 May 1940 (USA)  »

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Flight Eight  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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Trivia

The American Airlines Douglas DC-3/DST (Douglas Sleeper Transport) shown at the beginning of the film, registration NC16002 was built in 1936 and named Flagship Illinois (changed to Flagship Tennesee during filming). On December 28, 1948 it disappeared on a flight from San Juan, Puerto Rico to Miami, Florida with 29 passengers and 3 crew members. See more »

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When the plane has finished boarding and the pilot waves good-bye and starts to taxi, the officer near the rear of the plane appears to be in front of the tailplane. When the camera angle changes, he's behind the tailplane, but we didn't see him duck or move out of the way. See more »

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Enjoyable B Film
4 January 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Enjoyed this 1940 film starring Virginia Bruce, Mary Norvell) and Jane Wyman, (Nan Hudson) was are American Airlines Stewardesses and are Flight Angeles who fly from Points A to B to C & D. The pilots are Dennis Morgan, (Chick Farber) and Wayne Morris, (Artie Dixon) who have a good time with all the stewardesses and plenty of laughs. The stewardesses are a rough bunch of gals who can stand up to any man and between their flights they are gossiping and fighting with each other which makes for some good comedy scenes. Chick Farber works in between flights on a super secret aircraft as a test pilot and is married to Mary Norvell and the couple get along just fine. One day Chick decides to take this special aircraft up in the sky for a test flight and runs into different problems which changes the direction of this film and causes Mary & Chick to break up their marriage. This is a very entertaining B Film and it was great seeing how young Jane Wyman looked in this picture, Jane was once married to President Ronald Reagan. Enjoy.


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