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Wings and the Woman (1942)

They Flew Alone (original title)
The story of flyer Amy Johnson who won the hearts of the British public in the 1930s with her record-breaking solo flights around the world. Her marriage to fellow aviator Jim Mallison was ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jim Mollison
Edward Chapman ...
Mr. Johnson
Nora Swinburne ...
ATA Commandant
Joan Kemp-Welch ...
Mrs. Johnson
Brefni O'Rorke ...
Charles Carson ...
Lord Wakefield
Miss Bland
Anthony Shaw ...
Eliot Makeham ...
Mayor of Croydon (as Eliott Makeham)
David Horne ...
Miles Malleson ...
Vacuum Salesman
Aubrey Mallalieu ...
Bill, the Barber
Charles Victor ...
Hay Petrie ...
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The story of flyer Amy Johnson who won the hearts of the British public in the 1930s with her record-breaking solo flights around the world. Her marriage to fellow aviator Jim Mallison was less noteworthy. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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SHE LED THE PARADE FROM SILK TO KHAKI! -- This girl who bolted a white-collar job to win her place in the air force...it's the amazing story of Amy and her Jim -- The Flying Mollisons. See more »




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Release Date:

18 September 1942 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Wings and the Woman  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Opening credits: Here's the story of a girl from Yorkshire; born to be one of millions, she became one in a million. This career - rather like a rocket out of a match-box - was her own. She dreamed it; planned it; lived it; until all that happened to her shouted from...

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In some of the early flying scenes (India), the film has been transposed as the registration letters on the side of the aircraft are mirror images of what they should be. See more »

Crazy Credits

Opening credits: F L E E T S T R E E T

JAN 5TH 1941 See more »


Referenced in Sex, Censorship and the Silver Screen: Censored (1996) See more »


All the King's Horses
Music by Noel Gay
Lyrics by Harry Graham
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Good old Anna
6 January 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Anna Neagle gives a sterling performance in this otherwise dreary and pedestrian biopic of flying ace Amy Johnson - she even manages a very credible northern accent for a lady with such natural RP delivery. Anna was always slighted as an actress of limited range, promoted to major stardom by her besotted husband Herbert Wilcox, however of the two personalities, Wilcox was really the lesser talent. His direction of this - and every Wilcox/Neagle film - is uninspiring and flat. No wonder Anna rarely came across brilliantly on the screen, under her husband's leaden workmanship. How sad that the man who did pick her from nowhere and promote her to stardom was a director of such limited skill: had she been spotted by a Hitchcock, or a Korda, for example, who knows how much more Miss Neagle might have brought to her roles.

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