The Wings Of Eagles

  • 1957
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Biography

An intensely personal and little-seen Ford film that serves as a biography of his close personal friend Frank W. "Spig" Wead, a career Navy man and writer who was one of the pioneers of naval aviation. Wead had written the screenplays for such aviation classics as Frank Capra's DIRIGIBLE, Howard Hawks's CEILING ZERO, Victor Fleming's TEST PILOT, King Vidor's...read more

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The Wings Of Eagles - Official Trailer
03:22 — Cmdr. Frank "Spig" Wead was a pioneer aviator, renowned screenwriter (whose works included John Ford's They Were Expendable) and a man of war. The ski (more…)

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A reckless World War I Naval aviator with a drinking problem becomes paralyzed after a fall, ending his military career. However, he becomes a respected screenwriter, and when World War II breaks out he finds a way to fight for his country again.

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  • Review: An intensely personal and little-seen Ford film that serves as a biography of his close personal friend Frank W. "Spig" Wead, a career Navy man and writer who was one of the pioneers of naval aviation. Wead had written the screenplays for such aviation cla… (more)

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