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Wings of Eagles, The (1957)

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 Wayne
‘Jughead’ Carson
Dan Dailey
Min Wead
Maureen O’Hara
John Dodge
Ward Bond
John Dale Price
Ken Curtis
Adm. Moffett
Edmund Lowe
Capt. Herbert Allen Hazard
Kenneth Tobey
Jack Travis
James Todd
Capt. Jock Clark
Barry Kelley
Capt. Spear
Henry O’Neill
Barton
Willis Bouchey
Rose Brentmann
Dorothy Jordan

Director
John Ford