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Winged Victory (1944)

Approved | | Drama , War | 22 December 1944 (USA)
Pinky Scariano, Allan Ross, and Frankie Davis all join the Army Air Forces with hopes of becoming pilots. In training, they meet and become pals with Bobby Grills and Irving Miller, and the... See full summary »

Director:

George Cukor

Writers:

Moss Hart (play), Moss Hart (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lon McCallister ... Francis William 'Frankie' Davis (as Pvt. Lon McCallister)
Jeanne Crain ... Helen
Edmond O'Brien ... Irving Miller (as Sgt. Edmond O'Brien)
Jane Ball ... Jane Preston
Mark Daniels ... Alan William Ross (as Sgt. Mark Daniels)
Jo-Carroll Dennison ... Dorothy Ross
Don Taylor ... Danny 'Pinkie' Scariano (as Cpl. Don Taylor)
Judy Holliday ... Ruth Miller
Lee J. Cobb ... Doctor (as Cpl. Lee Cobb)
Peter Lind Hayes ... O'Brien (as T/Sgt. Peter Lind Hayes)
Red Buttons ... Whitey / Andrews Sister (as Cpl. Red Buttons)
Barry Nelson ... Robert Edward 'Bobby' Crills (as Cpl. Barry Nelson)
Rune Hultman Rune Hultman ... Dave Anderson (as Sgt. Rune Hultman)
Gary Merrill ... Capt. McIntyre (as Cpl. Garry Merrill)
George Reeves ... Lt. Thompson (as Sgt. George Reeves)
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Storyline

Pinky Scariano, Allan Ross, and Frankie Davis all join the Army Air Forces with hopes of becoming pilots. In training, they meet and become pals with Bobby Grills and Irving Miller, and the five struggle through the rigid training and grueling tests involved in becoming pilots. Not all of them succeed, and tragedy awaits for some. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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pilot | based on play | See All (2) »

Genres:

Drama | War

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 December 1944 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cita en los cielos See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Bette Davis has claimed to have a bit role in this film. Despite the presence of future husband Gary Merrill, she does not appear and evidently confused the title with "Shining Victory" in which she did appear in a bit role. See more »

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Featured in 20th Century-Fox: The First 50 Years (1997) See more »

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I've Got Sixpence (As I Go Rolling Home)
(uncredited)
Written by Elton Box and Desmond Cox
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One of the all-time best
18 May 2008 | by cartwrightbrideSee all my reviews

I saw this movie once as a kid on the late-late show and fell in love with it.

It took 30+ years, but I recently did find it on DVD - it wasn't cheap, either - in a catalog that specialized in war movies. We watched it last night for the first time. The audio was good, however it was grainy and had the trailers between reels. Even so, it was better than I remembered it. I was also impressed at how true it was to the play.

The catalog is around here someplace. If you're sincere in finding it, fire me a missive and I'll see if I can get you the info. cartwrightbride@yahoo.com


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