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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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Taglines:

It's Time-and-a-Half for Uncle Sam...and the Rest of the Time is for Love! See more »

Genres:

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 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film's earliest documented telecasts took place in Tucson Sunday 7 October 1956 on KDWI (Channel 9) and in Albuquerque Saturday 13 October 1956 on KOAT (Channel 7); it first aired in Bellingham WA Friday 9 November 1956 on KVOS (Channel 12), in Boston Wednesday 26 December 1956 on WBZ (Channel 4), in San Diego CA Sunday 30 December 1956 on KFSD (Channel 10), and in Portland OR Tuesday 18 June 1957 on KOIN (Channel 6). 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

Someone's Rocking My Dreamboat
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Written by Leon René, Otis René and Emerson Scott
Played by the band in the big crowd at Lockheed
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These Wings Fail To Soar
16 June 2001 | by Randy_DSee all my reviews

A good cast goes to waste in this story of two pals, Dennis Morgan (qv) and Jack Carson (qv), dueling for the affections of Ann Sheridan (qv).

Make no mistake about it -- Ann Sheridan is definitely worth fighting for. It's just too bad that Wings for the Eagle doesn't put up much of a fight when it comes to telling a story.

If you want to see the starring trio in a much better movie then check out _Shine On, Harvest Moon (1944)_ (qv). Or, to a lesser degree, _One More Tomorrow (1946)_ (qv).


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