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Wing and a Prayer

Wing and a Prayer (1944)

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Release Date: Jul 24, 1944 Wide

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Former president Ronald Reagan may have genuinely believed that he was referring to a real-life act of selfless wartime bravery whenever repeating his "We'll bring this one down together" anecdote. In fact, he was merely quoting a scene from the above-average World War 2 drama A Wing and a Prayer. The setting is an American aircraft carrier, overseen by tough, unserving flight officer Don Ameche. When casualties begin piling up, the pilots blame Ameche, accusing him of being an indiscriminate

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Drama, Action & Adventure, Classics

Nov 6, 2001

Twentieth Century Fox

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Feels tougher and more focused as it continues, and it editorializes much less obviously than most movies of its genre and period do about who on screen is to be admired and who is to be regarded with unresolved ambivalence.

January 18, 2010 Full Review Source: Nick's Flick Picks
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A manifest-protected foolhardy was more important to champion than cool consideration and calculated risk.

November 13, 2001 Full Review Source: Film Freak Central
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Morale boosting little gem that flies under the radar (pun intended) of most combat connoisseurs. Gotta love Don Ameche!
May 5, 2012
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I found this movie boring, boring, and boring, but if you like war movies, maybe you'll have a higher opinion of all the flying scenes. I only rated it higher because of the good actors.
October 17, 2010
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