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Flight Angels (1940)

Approved | | Romance, Comedy, Drama | 18 May 1940 (USA)
Federal Airlines ace pilot Chick Faber is grounded by Flight Superintendent Bill Graves when a doctor says his eyesight is failing. Aided by Mary Norvell and Nan Hudson, Graves persuades ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Mary Norvell
... Chick Farber
... Artie Dixon
... Bill Graves
... Nan Hudson
... Dr. Barclay
... Rita
... Mabel
... Lt. Parsons
... Thelma
... Bonnie
... Jane Morrow
... Marilyn (as Marilyn Merrick)
Phyllis Hamilton ... Phyllis
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Federal Airlines ace pilot Chick Faber is grounded by Flight Superintendent Bill Graves when a doctor says his eyesight is failing. Aided by Mary Norvell and Nan Hudson, Graves persuades Chick to take a job as teacher in the school for airline hostesses, and Chick and Mary get married. He learns that the Army is going to test a stratosphere plane that he and Artie Dixon designed and feels that he should make the first flight but permission is refused. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Women Are TOUGH Angels... They Can Handle Anything That Flies... Except A Pilot!

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18 May 1940 (USA)  »

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Flight Eight  »

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This film's earliest documented telecasts took place in Tucson Friday 14 September 1956 on KDWI (Channel 9) and in Boston Monday 22 October 1956 on WBZ (Channel 4); it first aired in both Phoenix and Indianapolis Wednesday 9 January 1957 on KVAR (Channel 12) and on WISH (Channel 8), in Portland OR Tuesday 5 February 1957 on KOIN (Channel 6), and in Miami Monday 18 February 1957 on WTVJ (Channel 4). See more »

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When the plane has finished boarding and the pilot waves good-bye and starts to taxi, the officer near the rear of the plane appears to be in front of the tailplane. When the camera angle changes, he's behind the tailplane, but we didn't see him duck or move out of the way. See more »

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Occasionally diverting 'B' feature
5 July 2004 | by See all my reviews

The Flight Angels are the stewardesses of American Airlines, here shown flying hither and yon from their airport base where they spend a lot of time gossiping and applying makeup. Virginia Bruce and Jane Wyman are the Angels we care about, but this being the 1940s, the action involves pilots Dennis Morgan and Wayne Morris, who are involved in the development of a super secret aircraft when they're not busy flying passengers from Point A to Point B. Flight Angels is nicely shot by cinematographer L. William O'Connell and features a vaguely provocative screenplay (one of the stewardesses actually gets away with saying the words 'sex appeal'), but ultimately doesn't rise above its second feature aspirations. Not bad, but predictable.


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