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I Wanted Wings (1941)

Approved | | Drama, War | 10 July 1941 (Australia)
Story follows the training and personal lives of three recruits in the Army Air Corps --- a wealthy playboy, a college jock and an auto mechanic. Love interest is supplied by a female ... See full summary »

Director:

Mitchell Leisen

Writers:

Richard Maibaum (screenplay), Beirne Lay Jr. (screenplay) (as Lieut. Beirne Lay Jr.) | 4 more credits »
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Won 1 Oscar. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ray Milland ... Jeff Young
William Holden ... Al Ludlow
Wayne Morris ... Tom Cassidy
Brian Donlevy ... Capt. Mercer
Constance Moore ... Carolyn Bartlett
Veronica Lake ... Sally Vaughn
Harry Davenport ... 'Sandbags' Riley
Phil Brown ... Jimmy Masters
Edward Fielding ... President of the Court
Willard Robertson ... Judge Advocate
Richard Lane ... Flight Commander
Addison Richards ... Flight Surgeon
Hobart Cavanaugh ... Mickey
Douglas Aylesworth Douglas Aylesworth ... Lt. Hopkins
John Trent ... Lt. Ronson
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Storyline

Story follows the training and personal lives of three recruits in the Army Air Corps --- a wealthy playboy, a college jock and an auto mechanic. Love interest is supplied by a female photographer and a sultry blonde. Written by Herman Seifer <alagain@aol.com>

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Genres:

Drama | War

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Trivia

It was on this film that Veronica Lake first got her reputation for being difficult. Co-stars Constance Moore and Brian Donlevy and director Mitchell Leisen did not get along with her. She was notoriously late and was often told to stay on set so she could be located when needed. See more »

Goofs

When "Sandbags" Riley (Harry Davenport) says that he reported to President Grant after a free balloon flight in 1879. Grant, although he still could be addressed as "President," was not President of the United States in 1879. He had been out of office for two years. See more »

Quotes

Capt. Mercer: I expect you to make mistakes but don't make excuses.
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Connections

Referenced in Still Life 2 (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Born to Love
Lyrics by Ned Washington
Music by Victor Young
Performed by Veronica Lake (uncredited) (dubbed by Martha Mears (uncredited))
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I watched much of the production taking place at Kelly Field in 1941
26 February 2005 | by tgreens554See all my reviews

I was to be a guard at the phony gate as the stars passed through but I was not in the picture when released. I was a private in the U.S. Army Air Corps at Kelly Field. I am sorely disappointed that some movie studio has the picture locked up so no one can now obtain a copy except at an exorbitant price on eBay. This picture seemed to be the "launch pad" for many in the cast. It was fun to see and hear stars such as Brian Donlevy and Ray Milland complaining about the hot weather at San Antonio. During the filming a plane crashed on the runway and the pilot burned in it. It seemed so very ironic that it happened in front of the cameras in reality while so much boring stuff was staged. I saw the movie in New Your on my way to Europe in WWII. Forrest Lee Green


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 July 1941 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Vuelo de √°guilas See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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