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Wings for the Eagle (1942)

 -  Drama  -  18 July 1942 (USA)
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Aircraft workers during during World War II become involved in a love triangle.

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Roma Maple
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Corky 'Cork' Jones
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Brad Maple
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Jake Hanso
Russell Arms ...
Pete Hanso
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Gil Borden
Tom Fadden ...
Tom 'Cyclone' Shaw
John Ridgely ...
Alec Johnson
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Supervisor Stark
George Meeker ...
Personnel Man
Fay Helm ...
Miss Baxter, Mr. Gross' Secretary
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Eddie, a Midget
Emory Parnell ...
Policeman at Garage
Edgar Dearing ...
Motorcycle Officer
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Set at a factory that makes aircraft for World War II, Roma and Brad Maple's marriage begins to show signs of difficulty. Their problems get worse when Brad's friend Corky, who wants to work at the factory to avoid being drafted, arrives to stay with them and makes a move for Roma. Written by Randy <proxima-3@home.com>

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It's Time-and-a-Half for Uncle Sam...and the Rest of the Time is for Love!

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18 July 1942 (USA)  »

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Shadow of Their Wings  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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Several performers in studio records and casting call lists were not seen in the movie. These were Eddie Acuff as "Al", 'Lee Phelps' and Dick Wessel See more »

Quotes

Corky 'Cork' Jones: Rooms around here are scarcer than three-legged ducks.
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Wings for the Eagle
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Music by Friedrich Hollaender
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an Ann Sheridan must-see
27 September 2007 | by (Midwest, USA) – See all my reviews

I cannot disagree with the previous reviewer's assessment that this is not a particularly outstanding movie. It was made during war time about the war effort as opposed to strictly being made for entertainment, however, there are some very positive attributes about it. The aspects of the movie that do not center around Sheridan, Morgan and Carson are a little slow and convenient for a war flick. The aspects of the movie that do center around the three stars, however, are outstanding. Ann Sheridan was one of the most beautiful women ever on screen and she is glowingly gorgeous throughout this movie. Additionally, she was a bright, sharp-witted women who in this movie gets to frequently throw verbal-barbs at her co-stars. This is one of my favorite aspects of movies that she stars in. Also, Morgan and Carson play off each other well and have several good scenes including a hilarious confrontation in a bar. This is better than most movies out there.


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