I Wanted Wings

1941

I Wanted Wings

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Three disparate young men struggle to become Army Air Corps pilots in this rousing drama that earned an Oscar for its excellent aerial special effects. The film is also noted for making Veronica Lake, who previously appeared in films under the name Constance Keane, a star. For added realism, the three male leads, William Holden, Ray Milland and Wayne Morris were placed into the same training program at Randolph Field, Texas (and also Kelly Field, Texas) as real recruits. Lake plays a seductress who pursues Holden while Constance Moore plays a female photographer who comes to shoot a story and ends up falling for Milland. By the time the pilots' rigorous training has finished only one will have proved himself fit to fly. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi

Cast

Ray Milland
as Jeff Young
William Holden
as Al Ludlow
Wayne Morris
as Tom Cassidy
Veronica Lake
as Sally Vaughn
Brian Donlevy
as Capt. Mercer
Constance Moore
as Carolyn Bartlett
Harry Davenport
as `Sandbags' Riley
Phil Brown
as Jimmy Masters
Edward Fielding
as President of the Court
Willard Robertson
as Judge Advocate
Richard Lane
as Flight Commander
Addison Richards
as Flight Surgeon
Douglas Aylesworth
as Lt. Hopkins
John Trent
as Lt. Ronson
Archie Twitchell
as Lt. Clankton
Richard Webb
as Cadet Captain
John Hiestand
as Radio announcer
Harlan Warde
as Montgomery/Co-Pilot
Lane Allen
as Corporal Mechanic
Jack Shea
as Crew Chief
Edward Peil Sr.
as Detective
Frank O'Connor
as Detective
Michael Gale
as Corporal
Emory Johnson
as Sergeant
Tom Quinn
as Sergeant
Russ Clark
as Supply Sergeant
Rod Cameron
as Voice on Loud Speaker
Hal Brazeale
as Private
Warren Ashe
as Cadet Adjutant
Charles Anthony Hughes
as Meteorology Instructor
George Lollier
as Buzzer Class Instructor
Hedda Hopper
as Mrs. Young
Jack Luden
as Captain at Court Martial
Lee Shumway
as Policeman in car
Anthony Nace
as Captain at Court Martial
Phillip Terry
as Radio Operator
Lester Dorr
as Evaluating officer
Jim Farley
as Fire Chief
Charles Waldron
as Commanding Officer
Edward Peil Jr.
as Lieutenant
John Sylvester White
as Flight dispatcher
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  • It was necessary to put a couple of ladies between planes and aviators and, although they are fifth legs of a table, without them there would be no movie or drama. And there is. [Full review in Spanish]

    Sep 17, 2019 | Full Review…

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