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The Wings of Eagles (1957)

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110 min | Biography, Drama, War

A biography of Navy flier-turned-screenwriter Frank W. "Spig" Wead.
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Director
Writers
Frank Fenton (screenplay) | William Wister Haines (screenplay) | Frank Wead (based on the life and writings of) (as Commander Frank W. 'Spig' Wead)
Cinematographer
Paul Vogel (as Paul C. Vogel)
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Release date
Feb 22, 1957 (United States)

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John Wayne
Frank W. 'Spig' Wead Frank W. 'Spig' Wead   See fewer
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Dan Dailey
'Jughead' Carson 'Jughead' Carson   See fewer
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Maureen O'Hara
Min Wead Min Wead   See fewer
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Ward Bond
John Dodge John Dodge   See fewer
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Ken Curtis
John Dale Price John Dale Price   See fewer
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Edmund Lowe
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Kenneth Tobey
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James Todd
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Barry Kelley
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Dorothy Jordan
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6.7 / 10 | 3,641 votes