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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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Jim Mollison
Edward Chapman ...
Mr. Johnson
Nora Swinburne ...
ATA Commandant
Joan Kemp-Welch ...
Mrs. Johnson
Brefni O'Rorke ...
Mac
Charles Carson ...
Lord Wakefield
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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 {J-26}

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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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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Sound System)

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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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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 »

Quotes

Miss Bland: How can you expect to succeed in anything if you flout convention?
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Crazy Credits

"And to all the Amy Johnsons 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 »

Connections

Referenced in Great Performances: Kiss Me Kate (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Dusty Rhythm
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Music by Mischa Spoliansky
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They flew together
29 November 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This film tells the story of Amy Johnson, the first female pilot to make all sorts of solo flights and set records in the 1930s. She meets fellow aviator Jim Mollison who, likewise, sets all kinds of records in what can be seen as a rivalry. Fate brings them together and they marry. However, the marriage has problems and then the 2nd World War breaks out where they both take their places and play a role. Unfortunately, for Amy...

Anna Neagle portrays Amy Johnson and Robert Newton plays Jim Mollison and it's not a bad film. It certainly seems shorter than its hour and three quarters running time. We have the obvious patriotic call for all women to join in the war effort at the film's end and it's a shame that Neagle tries a northern accent. She kind of slips in and out of it and sounds like a posh person putting on a northern accent. Still, we get an accurate portrayal of events in her life including a glimpse of the alcoholism that was to plague Mollison. What do you expect, he's Scottish!


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