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Wings for the Eagle (1942)

Approved | | Drama | 18 July 1942 (USA)
Aircraft workers during during World War II become involved in a love triangle.

Director:

Lloyd Bacon

Writers:

Byron Morgan (original screenplay), B. Harrison Orkow (original screenplay) (as B.H. Orkow) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ann Sheridan ... Roma Maple
Dennis Morgan ... Corky Jones
Jack Carson ... Brad Maple
George Tobias ... Jake Hanso
Russell Arms ... Pete Hanso
Don DeFore ... Gil Borden
Tom Fadden ... Tom 'Cyclone' Shaw
John Ridgely ... Johnson
Frank Wilcox ... Stark
George Meeker ... Personnel Man
Fay Helm ... Miss Baxter
Billy Curtis ... Midget (Eddie)
Emory Parnell ... Policeman
Edgar Dearing ... Motorcycle Officer
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Storyline

Set at a factory that makes aircraft for World War II, Roma and Brad Maple's marriage begins to show signs of difficulty. Their problems get worse when Brad's friend Corky, who wants to work at the factory to avoid being drafted, arrives to stay with them and makes a move for Roma. Written by Randy <proxima-3@home.com>

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A mightily moving story big as the bombers they build - heroic as the people who build them! See more »

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Drama

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 July 1942 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Shadow of Their Wings See more »

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Warner Bros. See more »
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Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The studio received permission to film inside the Lockheed Aircraft Co. in Burbank, California, but each member of the crew was required to carry a birth certificate to enter the plant. See more »

Goofs

When Corky picks up Eddie (the midget) and sets him aside after he asks Roma out at lunch, a clear shadow of the boom microphone is visible moving across the ground and over Eddie. See more »

Quotes

Pete Hanso: You can whitewash it if you want, but don't expect me to hold the pail for you.
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Soundtracks

The Star-Spangled Banner
(1814) (uncredited)
Music based on "The Anacreontic Song" by John Stafford Smith
Hummed by Dennis Morgan
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an Ann Sheridan must-see
27 September 2007 | by tarpoffSee all my reviews

I cannot disagree with the previous reviewer's assessment that this is not a particularly outstanding movie. It was made during war time about the war effort as opposed to strictly being made for entertainment, however, there are some very positive attributes about it. The aspects of the movie that do not center around Sheridan, Morgan and Carson are a little slow and convenient for a war flick. The aspects of the movie that do center around the three stars, however, are outstanding. Ann Sheridan was one of the most beautiful women ever on screen and she is glowingly gorgeous throughout this movie. Additionally, she was a bright, sharp-witted women who in this movie gets to frequently throw verbal-barbs at her co-stars. This is one of my favorite aspects of movies that she stars in. Also, Morgan and Carson play off each other well and have several good scenes including a hilarious confrontation in a bar. This is better than most movies out there.


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