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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Chick Farber
Artie Dixon
Bill Graves
Nan Hudson
Dr. Barclay
Margot Stevenson ...
Dorothea Kent ...
John Ridgely ...
Lt. Parsons
Lucile Fairbanks ...
Jane Morrow
Marilyn (as Marilyn Merrick)
Phyllis Hamilton ...


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!


Romance | Comedy | Drama


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Release Date:

18 May 1940 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Flight Eight  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Sonny Bupp is supposedly in this movie as "Boy" but was not seen. See more »


In the stewardess lounge, Mabel is asked who she has a crush on. She replies that she liked Jimmy Cagney until he "pushed Ann Sheridan in the face with a grapefruit." It was Mae Clarke who took the grapefruit in the kisser in "The Public Enemy." 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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