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Ships With Wings (1941)

Ships With Wings




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This stirring wartime morale-booster stars John Clements in a virtual reprise of his "redeemed hero" role in The Four Feathers. Clements is cast as Lieutenant Stacey, a Fleet Arm Pilot whose recklessness causes the death of a fellow airman. Cashiered from the Service, Stacey becomes a mercenary charter pilot in the Mediterranean Island of Palmos. When the Nazis take over the island in the early stages of WWII, Stacey remains, but only because of his romance with cabaret singer Kay Gordon (Ann Todd). After his best friend (Edward Chapman) is murdered by the Nazis, Stacey's long-suppressed patriotism resurfaces, prompting him to embark upon a suicide mission to destroy a German dam site. Reportedly in production for 18 months, Ships With Wings was largely filmed on the decks of such authentic British aircraft carriers as the Ark Royal. At 140 minutes, the film is too long by half, but it never fails to come to life during the heart-stopping aerial sequences. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovimore
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Action & Adventure
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John Clements
as Lt. Dick Stacey
Leslie Banks
as Adm. Wetherby
Jane Baxter
as Celia Wetherby
Ann Todd
as Kay Gordon
Basil Sydney
as Capt. Fairfax
Edward Chapman
as Papadopulous
Michael Wilding
as Lt. Grant
Michael Rennie
as Lt. Peter Maxwell
Cecil Parker
as Air Marshal
John Stuart
as Cmdr. Hood
Frank Cellier
as Gen. Scarappa
Hugh Burden
as Lt. Wetherby
Morland Graham
as CPO Marsden
John Laurie
as Lt. Cmdr. Reid
Charles Victor
as MacDermott
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