Wings for the Eagle (1942)

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Aircraft workers during during World War II become involved in a love triangle.



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Complete credited cast:
Roma Maple
Corky Jones
Brad Maple
Jake Hanso
Russell Arms ...
Pete Hanso
Don DeFore ...
Gil Borden
Tom Fadden ...
Tom 'Cyclone' Shaw
John Ridgely ...
George Meeker ...
Personnel Man
Fay Helm ...
Miss Baxter
Emory Parnell ...
Edgar Dearing ...
Motorcycle Officer


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 <>

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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)  »

Also Known As:

Shadow of Their Wings  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The studio received permission to film inside the Lockheed Aircraft Co. in Burbank, California, but each member of the crew was required to carry a birth certificate to enter the plant. See more »


Corky 'Cork' Jones: Rooms around here are scarcer than three-legged ducks.
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We Did It Before (and We Can Do It Again)
(1941) (uncredited)
Music by Cliff Friend
Played by the band in the big crowd at Lockheed
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These Wings Fail To Soar
16 June 2001 | by (Michigan) – See all my reviews

A good cast goes to waste in this story of two pals, Dennis Morgan (qv) and Jack Carson (qv), dueling for the affections of Ann Sheridan (qv).

Make no mistake about it -- Ann Sheridan is definitely worth fighting for. It's just too bad that Wings for the Eagle doesn't put up much of a fight when it comes to telling a story.

If you want to see the starring trio in a much better movie then check out _Shine On, Harvest Moon (1944)_ (qv). Or, to a lesser degree, _One More Tomorrow (1946)_ (qv).

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