The Wings of Eagles [Commemorative Packaging]

The Wings of Eagles [Commemorative Packaging]

Director: John Ford Cast: John Wayne
John Wayne
, Maureen O'Hara
Maureen O'Hara
, Dan Dailey
Dan Dailey
, Ward Bond
Ward Bond
John Ford
The Wings of Eagles [Commemorative Packaging]

The Wings of Eagles [Commemorative Packaging]

Director: John Ford Cast: John Wayne
John Wayne
, Maureen O'Hara
Maureen O'Hara
, Dan Dailey
Dan Dailey
, Ward Bond
Ward Bond
John Ford

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Overview

The Wings of Eagles is filmmaker John Ford's paean to his frequent collaborator--and, it is rumored, drinking buddy--Cmdr. Frank "Spig" Wead. John Wayne stars as Wead, a reckless WW1 Naval aviator who (it says here) was instrumental in advancing the cause of American "air power". In private life, Wead becomes estranged from his wife Minnie (Maureen O'Hara) after the death of their baby. Drinking heavily, Wead tumbles down the stairs of his home, and as a result he is apparently paralyzed for life. With the help of happy-go-lucky Navy mechanic Carson (Dan Dailey), Wead is able to regain minimal use of his legs, but it seems clear that his Naval career is over. Fortunately, he manages to find work as a prolific Hollywood screenwriter, and after the attack of Pearl Harbor he is called back to active duty to oversee the construction of "jeep carriers". Not one of John Ford's more coherent films--in fact, it's downright sloppy at times--The Wings of Eagles nonetheless contains several highlights, not least of which are the "I'm gonna move that toe" scene with John Wayne and Dan Dailey, and Ward Bond's inside-joke performance as irreverent film director "John Dodge".

Product Details

Release Date: 05/22/2007
UPC: 0012569798632
Original Release: 1957
Rating: NR
Source: STUDIO DISTRIBUTION SERVS LLC
Region Code: 1
Sound: [Dolby Digital Mono]
Language: English
Time: 1:50:00
Sales rank: 5,970

Special Features

Theatrical trialer; Subtitles: English, Français & Español (feature film only)

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
John Wayne Frank W. 'Spig' Wead
Maureen O'Hara Min Wead
Dan Dailey 'Jughead' Carson
Ward Bond John Dodge
Ken Curtis John Dale Price
Edmund Lowe Adm. Moffett
Kenneth Tobey Capt. Herbert Allen Hazard
James Todd Jack Travis
Barry Kelley Capt. Jock Clark
Henry O'Neill Capt. Spear
Willis Bouchey Barton,Barton
Dorothy Jordan Rose Brentmann
Peter Ortiz Lt. Charles Dexter
Louis Jean Heydt Dr. John Keye
Tige Andrews `Arizona' Pincus
Danny Borzage Pete
William Tracy Air Force Officer
Harlan Warde Executive Officer
Jack Pennick Joe McGuffey
William Henry Naval Aide
Alberto Morin 2nd Manager
Mimi Gibson Lila Wead
Evelyn Rudie Doris Wead
Charles Trowbridge Adm. Crown
Mae Marsh Nurse Crumley
Janet Lake Nurse
Fred Graham Officer in Brawl
Stuart Holmes Producer
Olive Carey Bridy O'Faolain
Major Sam Harris Patient
May McAvoy Nurse
William Paul Lowery `Commodore'
Chuck Roberson Officer
James Flavin MP at Garden Party
Cliff Lyons Actor
Veda Ann Borg Actor
Christopher James Actor
Sig Ruman Manager
Ray Baker Actor
Audrey Betz Actor
George Bruggeman Actor
Gordon Carveth Actor
Donald Chaffin Actor
Russ Clark Actor
Ruth Clifford Actor
Jeff Alexander Composer

Technical Credits
John Ford Director
A. Arnold Gillespie Special Effects
Warren Newcombe Special Effects
Charles Schnee Producer
Frank Fenton Screenwriter
William Wister Haines Screenwriter
Wesley C. Miller Sound Effects
James Brock Sound Effects
Frank Wead Screenwriter
James E. Newcom Producer
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