MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 179,992 this week

Young America Flies (1940)

Approved  |   |  Short, Adventure, Romance  |  13 July 1940 (USA)
5.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.5/10 from 22 users  
Reviews: 2 user

Four young student pilots, each with different long term ambitions, work to become certified in their chosen field.

Director:

Writer:

(original screenplay)
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

IMDb Picks: April

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in April.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 100 titles
created 03 Nov 2012
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Young America Flies (1940)

Young America Flies (1940) on IMDb 5.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Young America Flies.
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Jane - Bill's Fiancee
Donald Woods ...
John Woodward
William Lundigan ...
Bill Brown
Henry O'Neill ...
Dr. Webster
...
Jack (as William Orr)
Edit

Storyline

Bill, Jane, Jim, and Jack, four aspiring young pilots, enroll in flight school and are assigned to John Woodward, a tough but sympathetic flight instructor. Bill hopes to become a commercial pilot, Jane, his fiancee, an instructor, and Jim, an army pilot. Jack's brashness and lack of discipline cause him to get cashiered as a pilot, but to his credit he re-enrolls in order to become an aeronautical engineer. Written by Gabe Taverney (duke1029@aol.com)

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

13 July 1940 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Broadway Brevities (1939-1940 season) #10: Young America Flies  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Produced in cooperation with the Civil Aeronautics Authority See more »

Quotes

Narrator: It takes longer to train a pilot than it does to build an airplane.
See more »

Connections

Edited into My Country 'Tis of Thee (1950) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Not exactly WINGS . . .
27 December 2014 | by (The Gutters of Baltimore) – See all my reviews

. . . the endless WWI saga which won the initial Oscar as "Best Picture," but that's understandable because this live action short seems intended mostly as a Public Service Announcement to help America produce the thousands of pilots that would be necessary to win WWII. Unfortunately, it may have been somewhat counter-productive, as the story line is bogged down with too much "comic relief" in the person of "Jack Hendricks" (William Orr), the lone washout among the featured quartet of student pilots. While Jack may have been perfect for WING's infamous "bubbles scene," he's an unwanted "loose cannon" in "Serious Times Like These." The undisputed best flier of the bunch incongruously is portrayed as a total airhead, incapable of squelching any quip which pops into his head at inopportune moments, or following any of the rules and protocols even paper airplane dilettantes would be expected to observe. With WWII inevitable, Jack just wants to fly to expand his stable of lovers from Mexico to Canada. Shame on him.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Young America Flies (1940) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?