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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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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 July 1941 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Vuelo de águilas See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Wayne Morris enlisted in the Navy in 1942 and became an 'Ace' in the Pacific. While flying a Grumman F6F 'Hellcat" from the USS Essex, he was credited with shooting down 7 Japanese airplanes, in addition to sinking an escort vessel and a flak gunboat and helping sink a submarine and damaging a heavy cruiser and a mine layer. He was awarded four Distinguished Flying Crosses and two Air Medals. 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 »

Connections

Referenced in Ed Wood (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Spirit of the Air Corps
by William J. Clinch (as Capt. William J. Clinch)
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Wonderful film about early pilot training
10 January 2007 | by huber76311See all my reviews

This film is a wonderful depiction of pre-WWII pilot training. Veronica Lake is wonderful as she chases her man. And although it was considered romantic in 1941, today it would be considered stalking. The film was made at Kelly and Randolph Fields in San Antonio, Texas. Today you can visit the places where the film was made and see the exact same buildings and features as are in the film. Even some of the artwork seen in the film still hangs in the same place at Randolph Field today. Many of the military actors in the film were actual military members at the time. Although a little long, it gives you a fascinating glimpse into the world of prewar pilot training. The film is a must see or own for any true military history buff.


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