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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
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Lord Wakefield
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Miss Bland
Anthony Shaw ...
Official
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Mayor of Croydon (as Eliott Makeham)
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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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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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18 September 1942 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Closing 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 »

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When Amy Johnson returns home, close up shots show the same crowd with the same people, each time the welcome home events are staged. See more »

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Miss Bland: How can you expect to succeed in anything if you flout convention?
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"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 »

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

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Kiss Me Goodnight
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Music by Mischa Spoliansky
Lyrics by William Kernell
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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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