U.S. Navy pilot Frank ‘Spig’ Wead (John Wayne) 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 paralyses 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.
Frank W. ‘Spig’ Wead
John Dale Price
Capt. Herbert Allen Hazard
Capt. Jock Clark