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I Wanted Wings ()


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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 more »

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Cast

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Jeff Young
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Al Ludlow
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Tom Cassidy
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Capt. Mercer
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Carolyn Bartlett
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Sally Vaughn
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'Sandbags' Riley
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Jimmy Masters
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President of the Court
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Judge Advocate
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Flight Commander
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Flight Surgeon
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Mickey
Douglas Aylesworth ...
Lt. Hopkins
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Lt. Ronson
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Lt. Clarkton
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Cadet Captain
John Hiestand ...
Radio Announcer
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Corporal - Mechanic (uncredited)
Warren Ashe ...
Cadet Adjutant (uncredited)
Hal Brazeale ...
Private (uncredited)
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Voice on loudspeaker (uncredited)
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Ranger (uncredited)
Jack Chapin ...
Cadet (uncredited)
Russ Clark ...
Supply Sergeant (uncredited)
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Evaluating Officer (uncredited)
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Cadet (uncredited)
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Fire Chief (uncredited)
Arthur Gardner ...
Mechanic (uncredited)
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Cadet (uncredited)
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Mrs. Young (uncredited)
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Meteorology Instructor (uncredited)
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Surgeon (uncredited)
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Sergeant (uncredited)
George Lollier ...
Buzzer Class Instructor (uncredited)
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Captain at Court-Martial (uncredited)
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Cadet (uncredited)
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Corporal (uncredited)
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Captain at Court-Martial (uncredited)
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Detective (uncredited)
Edward Peil Jr. ...
Lieutenant (uncredited)
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Detective (uncredited)
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Sergeant (uncredited)
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Mr. Young (uncredited)
Jack Shea ...
Crew Chief (uncredited)
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Policeman in Car (uncredited)
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Corporal (uncredited)
John Sylvester ...
Flight Dispatcher (uncredited)
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Radio Operator (uncredited)
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Private (uncredited)
Charles Waldron ...
Commanding Officer (uncredited)
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Montgomery - Co-Pilot (uncredited)

Directed by

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Mitchell Leisen

Written by

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Richard Maibaum ... (screenplay) &
Beirne Lay Jr. ... (screenplay) (as Lieut. Beirne Lay Jr.) and
Sig Herzig ... (screenplay)
 
Eleanore Griffin ... (story) and
Frank Wead ... (story)
 
Beirne Lay Jr. ... (book "I Wanted Wings") (as Lieut. Beirne Lay Jr.)
 
Robert Riley Crutcher ... (contract writer) (uncredited)
 
Michael Fessier ... (contract writer) (uncredited)

Produced by

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Arthur Hornblow Jr. ... producer

Music by

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Victor Young

Cinematography by

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Leo Tover ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Hugh Bennett

Art Direction by

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Hans Dreier
Robert Usher

Makeup Department

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Bernard Ponedel ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Lavaughn Speer ... hair stylist (uncredited)
Frank Thayer ... makeup artist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Frank Caffey ... assistant production manager (uncredited)
Curtis Mick ... assistant production manager (uncredited) / production manager: second unit (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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C. Kenneth Deland ... second assistant director (uncredited)
Arthur Jacobson ... assistant director (uncredited)
Russell Mathews ... first assistant director: second unit (uncredited)
Arthur Rosson ... second unit director (uncredited)

Art Department

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Robert Axman ... prop shop electrician (uncredited)
Arthur Camp ... props (uncredited)
Carl Coleman ... assistant props (uncredited)
J.C. Love ... laborer (uncredited)
John Meehan ... assistant art director (uncredited)
Andrew Mendoza ... laborer (uncredited)
Joe Mendoza ... laborer (uncredited)
Ray Moyer ... set dresser (uncredited)
Roy Newman ... construction foreman (uncredited) / location carpenter (uncredited)
Edward Overstreet ... scenic artist (uncredited)
Hugh G. Payne ... laborer (uncredited)
Lee Price ... scenic painter (uncredited)
James Roe ... prop shop (uncredited)
John P. Wilson ... location painter (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Gene Merritt ... sound recordist
Richard Olson ... sound recordist
R.D. Cook ... stage engineer (uncredited)
George Dutton ... stage engineer (uncredited)
Louis Mesenkop ... special sound effects (uncredited)
John Smirch ... sound grip (uncredited)
E.C. Sullivan ... recordist (uncredited)
Russell Walters ... boom operator (uncredited)
Ed White ... sound mixer (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Farciot Edouart ... process photography
Gordon Jennings ... special photographic effects
Jan Domela ... matte artist (uncredited)
Loyal Griggs ... transparency camera: second unit (uncredited)
Paul K. Lerpae ... optical cinematography (uncredited)
Dewey Wrigley ... transparency camera: second unit (uncredited)

Stunts

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Paul Mantz ... stunt pilot (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Francis Burgess ... assistant camera (uncredited)
Elmer Cannon ... electrician (uncredited)
Andrew J. Durkus ... grip: second unit (uncredited)
Elmer Dyer ... aerial photographer (uncredited)
Don English ... still photographer (uncredited)
Merle Enz ... electrician (uncredited)
Curtis Gourlay ... grip (uncredited)
James Grant ... assistant camera (uncredited)
M.G. Harris ... electrician (uncredited)
Warren Hoag ... electrician (uncredited)
Hayden Hohstadt ... grip (uncredited)
Jimmie Hosler ... grip (uncredited)
Leonard Jones ... camera mechanic (uncredited)
Charles Klein ... grip (uncredited)
Arthur A. Lane ... second camera (uncredited)
Ernest Laszlo ... second camera (uncredited)
Harry Lewis ... grip: second unit (uncredited)
Ken Lobben ... still photographer (uncredited)
Thomas Morris ... assistant camera (uncredited)
Basil Mulvaney ... grip (uncredited)
William Newman ... grip (uncredited)
Harry Perry ... camera (uncredited)
Otto Pierce ... second camera (uncredited)
Lyle Ratican ... grip (uncredited)
Bob Rogers ... assistant head electrician (uncredited) / best boy (uncredited)
Charles Russell ... film loader (uncredited)
Schuyler A. Sanford ... assistant camera (uncredited)
Byron Seawright ... assistant camera (uncredited)
Charles Sickler ... head grip (uncredited)
Kenneth Smith ... grip (uncredited)
Walter Sullivan ... generator man (uncredited)
Fred True ... head grip (uncredited)
Paul Whitcomb ... grip (uncredited)
M.C. White ... electrician (uncredited)
Stanley Williams ... head electrician (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Clayton Brackett ... wardrobe (uncredited)
Hazel Hegarty ... wardrobe (uncredited)
Eugene Joseff ... costume jeweller (uncredited)
Sam Levine ... wardrobe (uncredited)

Location Management

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Norman Lacey ... location manager (uncredited)
L.B. Rogers ... location doctor (uncredited)

Music Department

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Charles Bradshaw ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Herman Hand ... orchestrator (uncredited)
John Leipold ... orchestrator (uncredited)
George Parrish ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Walter Scharf ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Leo Shuken ... orchestrator (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Jim Barton ... transportation foreman (uncredited)
Al Latta ... driver: camera car (uncredited)

Other crew

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Bob Alford ... stand-in (uncredited)
Milward Anderson ... auditor (uncredited)
Nesta Charles ... script clerk (uncredited)
Edward Churchill ... publicist (uncredited)
Richard Cutter ... stand-in (uncredited)
John Daheim ... stand-in: William Holden (uncredited)
Jean Dixon ... stand-in (uncredited)
Mrs. Frampton ... stand-in (uncredited)
Fred Gray ... instructor: Air Corps (uncredited) / pilot: head of formation squadron (uncredited)
George Hamer ... p.a. man (uncredited)
Margaret Hayes ... stand-in: Constance Moore (uncredited)
James Hinman ... stand-in (uncredited)
Harry F. Hogan ... script clerk (uncredited)
Frank Kies ... accountant (uncredited)
Beirne Lay Jr. ... technical advisor (uncredited)
Paul Mantz ... pilot: camera airplane (uncredited)
William P. Nuckols ... public relations officer: Air Corps (uncredited)
Dan Wyler ... stand-in: Brian Donlevy (uncredited)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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

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Also Known As
  • L'escadrille des jeunes (France)
  • Vuelo de águilas (Spain)
  • Jag vill ha vingar (Sweden)
  • Jeg vil have vinger (Denmark)
  • Voo de Águias (Portugal)
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  • 135 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia Ray Milland was in a plane which was being test flown for a shot in the film. Sensing an opportunity, Milland (an amateur skydiver) was about to jump out of the plane to parachute for free, when the pilot informed him of engine trouble. Upon returning to the ground, Milland related the tale to the horrified film crew, one of whom was the costumer who informed him that the "parachute" on his back was merely a non-functional prop. 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 »
Movie Connections Featured in Censored (1996). See more »
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