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Wings of Fire (1967)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  14 February 1967 (USA)
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Kitty Sanborn
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Taff Malloy
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Max Clarity
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Lisa
Jeremy Slate ...
Hal Random
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Doug Sanborn
Gary Crosby ...
Scott
Jaime Sánchez ...
Luis Passos
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Good cast but a one dimensional plot
20 November 2005 | by (California, usa) – See all my reviews

I did see this (TV) movie and I do remember it ... sort of. Since there is no plot description given and no reader comments yet, I will have to rely on my memory (probably a bad idea).

What I remember is Suzanne as a young female pilot who wants to be in the unlimited class air races but her male friends block her ambitions. Her boyfriend (Farentino) annoys her enough that she runs off with a bad-boy pilot (Slate?) for a quickie. When her other male friends find out about that affair, they berate her and make her feel so bad she wants to kill herself (yeah, it's that bad a plot). She takes her plane up with the intention of crashing it but is followed by Farentino who tries to talk her out of it. I won't totally spoil the story by telling you how it ends but trust me, you won't be surprised.

At the time this movie was made, the US was going through a major cultural change and feminism was on the rise. This movie was a forgettable attempt to show a young woman struggling against the mores of the time. That's just my take on what I remember so if there is someone with a different viewpoint, please post a comment.

What makes this movie memorable to me was not the plot nor the actors but the plane that Suzanne files, a Grumman Bearcat (ex Navy fighter). There are too few movies that show an F8 Bearcat in flight (offhand, I don't know of another one). So I remember the story because of those scenes of the plane.

-bm


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