The Wings of Eagles

Synopsis: U.S. Navy pilot Frank 'Spig' Wead is a fun-loving and rowdy adventurer, but also a fierce proponent of Naval aviation. His dedication to the promotion of the Navy's flying program is so intense that his marriage and family life suffer. When an accident paralyzes him, Spig finds a new means of expressing his love of flying: screenwriting. Successful and acclaimed, he finds the U.S. entry into World War II to be an irresistible call. Pleading that he be reinstated in the Navy despite his paralysis, Spig finds he has an enormous contribution yet to make.
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Director(s): John Ford
Production: WARNER BROTHERS PICTURES
 
IMDB:
6.8
APPROVED
Year:
1957
110 min
17 Views

Spig.

Afraid? So am I.

Pardon me, ma'am. Please? Please.

Wead.

The admiral would like to see you

in his quarters immediately.

Yes, sir.

Won't be home for dinner, hon.

Good. I hope they throw

the book at you, page by page.

- I hope they throw you...

- Captain Hazard?

- Yes.

- General Ricketts' compliments, sir.

He would like to see you at once.

- And that's all you got to say?

- Yes, sir.

- Nothing more to add?

- No, sir.

- The whole truth and nothing but?

- Yes, sir.

Carson, do you know that you're

the biggest liar in the United States Navy?

Yes, s... No, s... Yes, sir.

- That's all.

- Thank you, sir.

Mr. Wead.

- Attention.

- Carry on, gentlemen. Carry on.

Mr. Wead, from Annapolis

to your commendation for war duty...

...this is a record

that any officer might envy.

That is, up until this episode.

- You've confirmed the facts presented?

- Yes, sir.

- Is there any statement you'd like to make?

- Yes, sir.

- Make it.

- Charges against me boil down...

...to doing something

I'd never done before.

How else are we going to get aviation

for the United States Navy?

This all may be true, but it doesn't seem

to have much bearing on this case.

Sir, it is the case.

At least, it's mine.

And I think it should be yours.

- Hi, Min.

- Hi.

Hi, Commodore.

- I borrowed a little of Spig's corn whiskey.

- Sure, that's okay.

What else have you got to do? Here.

What are you

all clobbered up about, Min?

- If Spig gets bounced out of the Navy...

- Spig's bounced out of the Navy.

Look, Johnny, Spig just joined the Navy.

I'm married to it.

I run the mess hall, I swab the decks,

I chip the rust.

You're afraid that they'll kick Spig

out of the Navy.

I'm afraid that they won't.

Hey.

I think he's feverish.

- Now I owe you my life.

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