Wings of the Navy (1939) - Rotten Tomatoes

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Wings of the Navy (1939)





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Filmed on-location at the Naval Air Training Stations in San Diego, CA, and Pensacola, FL, this black-and-white Warner Bros. drama was dedicated to the U.S. Naval Aviation Service and probably served as propaganda when it was released in 1939, right before the U.S. involvement in WWII. Submarine officer Jerry Harrington (John Payne) goes to Pensacola to train as a flying cadet, just like his father and his brother, longtime airman Cass Harrington (George Brent). Jerry ends up falling for his brother's girlfriend, Irene Dale (Olivia deHavilland), which only increases the competition between the two brothers. After Cass gets injured, Jerry becomes a pilot in San Diego and Irene must choose which man she wants. Also starring Frank McHugh.

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George Brent
as Cass Harrington
John Payne
as Jerry Harrington
Frank McHugh
as Scat Allen
John Litel
as Cmdr. Clark
Victor Jory
as Lt. Parsons
Henry O'Neill
as Prolog Speaker
John Ridgely
as Dan Morrison
John Gallaudet
as Lt. Harry White
Donald Briggs
as Instructor
Edgar Edwards
as Ted Parsons
Regis Toomey
as 1st Flight Instructor
Alberto Morin
as Armando Costa
Jonathan Hale
as Commandant
Pierre Watkin
as Capt. March
Don Douglas
as Officer of the Day
Max Hoffman Jr.
as Drilling Officer
Alan Davis
as Check Pilot
Lee Phelps
as Conductor
Edward Keane
as Psychology Examiner
Max Wagner
as Boss Mechanic
Eddie Parker
as Navy Man
Larry Williams
as Navy Man/Aviator
Mary Gordon
as Housekeeper
Howard Hickman
as Capt. Dreen
Jack Gardner
as Mechanic
Emmett Vogan
as Flight Commander
Morgan Conway
as Duty Officer
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A fine tribute to the United States Naval Flying service and to its system of training young men for the service. But as entertainment, its appeal will be directed mainly to those who are interested in aviation.

October 14, 2020 | Full Review…

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