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I Wanted Wings (1941)

Story follows the training and personal lives of three recruits in the Army Air Corps --- a wealthy playboy, a college jock and an auto mechanic. Love interest is supplied by a female ... See full summary »

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Carolyn Bartlett
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Douglas Aylesworth ...
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Story follows the training and personal lives of three recruits in the Army Air Corps --- a wealthy playboy, a college jock and an auto mechanic. Love interest is supplied by a female photographer and a sultry blonde. Written by Herman Seifer <alagain@aol.com>

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26 March 1941 (USA)  »

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Vuelo de águilas  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

While Veronica Lake and Richard Webb were rehearsing a scene, director Mitchell Leisen filmed a scene which included this rehearsal for his later film Hold Back the Dawn (1941). See more »

Goofs

During the practice air raid when the P-40s attack the B-17s there are muzzle flashes over the noses of the fighters. The P-40's guns are six Brownings mounted three in each wing. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Ed Wood (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Born to Love
Lyrics by Ned Washington
Music by Victor Young
Performed by Veronica Lake (uncredited) (dubbed by Martha Mears (uncredited))
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Influenced my life and career.
3 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was either 12 or 13 when I saw this movie and it probably had much to do with my becoming a United States Air Force pilot. Shortly after I saw the movie my father and I attended the grand opening of Ellington Field in Houston and I saw a P-38 and fell in love with aviation.

I have seen the movie again in recent years and after twenty-nine years in the Air Force tend to pick the movie apart for the "Hollywood" production which is frequently quite different from the real world. However, it was an outstanding movie for its time and I probably have many fellow aviators that this movie influenced when they were young and impressionable.


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