The Wings of Eagles

1957

Biography / Drama / War

188
IMDb Rating 6.7 10 3,238

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John Wayne as Rock
Ken Curtis as Seaborn Tay, Cattle Rancher
Maureen O'Hara as Katherine Gilhooley McLintock
Ward Bond as Dr. Joseph Holden
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1012.62 MB
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23.976 fps
110 min
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110 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Nazi_Fighter_David 9 / 10 / 10

A sentimental movie where Ford gives a special warmth to a friend...

Maureen O'Hara is teamed with a very inferior part in "The Wings of Eagles," a moving tribute based on a true story... As Wayne's neglected, temperamental wife, she finds her dedicated husband frequently spending most of his time and energy on improving the status of Navy aviation... On the night, Wayne is appointed skipper of a fighter squadron, he falls down a flight of stairs and suffers back injuries that render him a cripple... Determined to fight his way back to some kind of independence, he persuades his wife to leave him and live her own life with their two daughters... Nursed back to health by his sidekick (Dan Dailey—largely instrumental in motivating him in physical rehabilitation) he begins a new civilian career as a successful Hollywood writer... Just when Wayne and Maureen, now a successful businesswoman, plan a reconciliation, news is broadcast of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor... Maureen is last seen having another test of Irish temper as she heaves her half-packed suitcase across the room, frustrated that she again has lost her husband to the Navy... Despite his handicap, Wayne is sent to the Pacific theater of war to supervise his revolutionary jeep-carrier tactical system... The film is filled with humor: Wayne's plane landing in the swimming pool strike in the middle of the admiral's out-door tea party; the clubroom fight and cake throwing; the assorted cast members falling into the pool... It is also filled with deep drama and heartbreaking tragedy: the tender kiss of a wife deeply in love on the head of a man in pain; Wayne learning to walk again; the shipmates on deck in full military ceremony to say goodbye to a decorated flying ace... Ford gives a special warmth to a friend, considered a national hero...

Reviewed by ozthegreatat42330 8 / 10 / 10

John Ford+John Wayne+Maureen O' Hara= Film Film Biopic

The iconic director and his usual cast of players take on Naval Aviation in this look at a man who helped to advance navy aviation as John Wayne again looms on the screen bigger than life in the role of Frank "Spig" Wead, a pioneer of the navy air corps. Based on the autobiography of Wead the usual themes of adventure, patriotism and romance abound with stellar supporting roles with veteran actors like Ken Curtis, Dan Daily, and Ward Bond as a thinly veiled portrait of director Ford himself. Set against the background of World War II the film is about courage and commitment in a big way, and there really is not another actor who could have brought it to the screen with the believability that the "Duke" manages so easily. One of his finer roles.

Reviewed by Mickey-2 8 / 10 / 10

A nice biographical film about Naval Commander Frank "Spig" Wead, credited with starting the air wing of the US Navy

"The Wings of Eagles" starred John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara and was directed by John Ford. While not a blockbuster by any stretch of the imagination, the film nevertheless has some great touches that would make a viewer wish to see the film again. Wayne played Lt. Commander Frank "Spig" Wead, the man credited with getting the Navy an air wing to support its military ships, and Maureen O'Hara plays the wife that has to contend with Spig's love of country first and family second. Dan Dailey has a good role as Wead's best friend in the military, while other members of the John Ford company of players contribute their talents to the film. Ken Curtis shows up a good bit, and Ward Bond has a role as a film director that smacked of a caricature of John Ford. Bond plays this to the hilt, and seemed to enjoy the chance to show Ford how he came off, at times. The scenes that were very watchable could include several fight scenes between members of the Army Air Corps and their Naval counterparts, plus a very heart rending view of Wayne's efforts to rehabilitate himself, following a fall down a flight of stairs at his house. Good, but not great, an 8/10.

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