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Wings and the Woman (1942)
"They Flew Alone" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  18 September 1942 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anna Neagle ...
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Jim Mollison
Edward Chapman ...
Mr. Johnson
Nora Swinburne ...
ATA Commandant
Joan Kemp-Welch ...
Mrs. Johnson
Brefni O'Rorke ...
Mac
Charles Carson ...
Lord Wakefield
Martita Hunt ...
Miss Bland
Anthony Shaw ...
Official
Eliot Makeham ...
Mayor of Croydon (as Eliott Makeham)
David Horne ...
Solicitor
Miles Malleson ...
Vacuum Salesman
Aubrey Mallalieu ...
Bill, the Barber
Charles Victor ...
Postmaster
Hay Petrie ...
Old General
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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 <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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SPECTACLE, ROMANCE and DRAMA from the life story of the world's greatest fliers. See more »

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18 September 1942 (USA)  »

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Wings and the Woman  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Closing credits: And to all the Amy Johnson's of today, who have fought and won the battle of the straw hat - who have driven through centuries of convention - who have abandoned the slogan 'Safety First' in their fight for freedom 'from fear-from want-from persecution'- we dedicate this film. See more »

Goofs

The telegram she receives from the King after her 1930 flight to Australia is dated 1944. Stranger still since this film was released in 1942. See more »

Connections

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

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Dusty Rhythm
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Music by Mischa Spoliansky
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Newton and Neagle
12 December 2000 | by (Sacramento, CA) – See all my reviews

This film is a bit "hambone," but when you filter out the time frame (1941) and the great actor Robert Newton, memorable as Long John Silver 9 years later and Anne Neagle, it works. The story does highlight the career of the struggle women had to gain recognition on the same level as men. But, it might be a bit slow for modern tastes. Still, I love watching Newton, who tragically died at 51 in 1956. Neagle went on to make other films, but Newton stole the scenes, in my book. Check it out.


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