Wings for the Eagle

Wings for the Eagle

Theatrical release poster
Directed by Lloyd Bacon
Produced by Robert Lord
Screenplay by Byron Morgan
B. Harrison Orkow
Richard Macaulay
Starring Ann Sheridan
Dennis Morgan
Jack Carson
George Tobias
Russell Arms
Don DeFore
Music by Friedrich Hollaender
Cinematography Tony Gaudio
Edited by Owen Marks
Distributed by Warner Bros.
Release dates
  • July 18, 1942 (1942-07-18)
Running time
84 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office $1 million (US rentals)[1]

Wings for the Eagle is a 1942 American drama film directed by Lloyd Bacon and written by Byron Morgan, B. Harrison Orkow and Richard Macaulay. The film stars Ann Sheridan, Dennis Morgan, Jack Carson, George Tobias, Russell Arms and Don DeFore. The film was released by Warner Bros. on July 18, 1942.[2]



T.S. of The New York Times said, "Out of the drama of our roaring airplane assembly lines Warners has made a rather substantial and satisfying film. Wings for the Eagle. now at the Strand, doesn't have the tight construction of its planes and it lacks some of the flaring excitement of films devoted mainly to scenes of air combat. But in the less spectacular job of making the war birds, emphasized by the urgent tempo of stamp presses and drills and cranes as the ribbed crates become sleek and perfect, it has taken some of the drama of battling planes out of the air and onto the ground. And because Warners' writers have the knack of taking dialogue out of a dinner jacket and putting it to work in overalls their smudged assembly line fighters act and talk like the ordinary folk they are supposed to be."[3]


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