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  • The Wings of Eagles (1957)
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    110 min | Biography, Drama, War
The Wings of Eagles (1957)
Approved
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)
Producer
Composer
Cinematographer
Paul Vogel (as Paul C. Vogel)
Editor
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Release date
Feb 22, 1957 (United States)

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Cast

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84 cast members
Name Known for
John Wayne
Frank W. 'Spig' Wead Frank W. 'Spig' Wead   See fewer
Dan Dailey
'Jughead' Carson 'Jughead' Carson   See fewer
Maureen O'Hara
Min Wead Min Wead   See fewer
Ward Bond
John Dodge John Dodge   See fewer
Ken Curtis
John Dale Price John Dale Price   See fewer
Edmund Lowe
Adm. Moffett Adm. Moffett   See fewer
Kenneth Tobey
Capt. Herbert Allen Hazard Capt. Herbert Allen Hazard   See fewer
James Todd
Jack Travis Jack Travis   See fewer
Barry Kelley
Capt. Jock Clark Capt. Jock Clark   See fewer
Sig Ruman
Manager Manager   See fewer
Henry O'Neill
Capt. Spear Capt. Spear   See fewer
Dorothy Jordan
Rose Brentmann Rose Brentmann   See fewer
Tige Andrews
Arizona Pincus (uncredited) Arizona Pincus (uncredited)   See fewer
Frank Baker
Police Officer (uncredited) Police Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
Ray Baker
Captain (uncredited) Captain (uncredited)   See fewer
Audrey Betz
Tourist (uncredited) Tourist (uncredited)   See fewer
Veda Ann Borg
Lovely (uncredited) Lovely (uncredited)   See fewer
Danny Borzage
Pete (uncredited) Pete (uncredited)   See fewer
George Bruggeman
Party Guest (uncredited) Party Guest (uncredited)   See fewer
Olive Carey
Bridy O'Faolain (uncredited) Bridy O'Faolain (uncredited)   See fewer
Gordon Carveth
Party Guest (uncredited) Party Guest (uncredited)   See fewer
Donald Chaffin
Spectator at Screening (uncredited) Spectator at Screening (uncredited)   See fewer
Russ Clark
Cop (uncredited) Cop (uncredited)   See fewer
Ruth Clifford
Tourist (uncredited) Tourist (uncredited)   See fewer
Tom Coleman
Spectator at Screening (uncredited) Spectator at Screening (uncredited)   See fewer
Oliver Cross
Premier Guest (uncredited) Premier Guest (uncredited)   See fewer
Jane Crowley
Tourist (uncredited) Tourist (uncredited)   See fewer
Dan Dowling
Waiter (uncredited) Waiter (uncredited)   See fewer
Michael Dugan
Captain (uncredited) Captain (uncredited)   See fewer
Ken DuMain
Spectator at Screening (uncredited) Spectator at Screening (uncredited)   See fewer
Franklyn Farnum
Premier Guest (uncredited) Premier Guest (uncredited)   See fewer
Fred Fisher
Officer (uncredited) Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
James Flavin
MP at Garden Party (uncredited) MP at Garden Party (uncredited)   See fewer
William Forrest
Admiral Gooding (uncredited) Admiral Gooding (uncredited)   See fewer
Raoul Freeman
Committee Member (uncredited) Committee Member (uncredited)   See fewer
Kenneth Gibson
Party Guest (uncredited) Party Guest (uncredited)   See fewer
Mimi Gibson
Lila Wead (uncredited) Lila Wead (uncredited)   See fewer
James Gonzalez
Board Member (uncredited) Board Member (uncredited)   See fewer
Fred Graham
Officer in Brawl (uncredited) Officer in Brawl (uncredited)   See fewer
Sam Harris
Patient (uncredited) Patient (uncredited)   See fewer
Marcoreta Hellman
Tourist (uncredited) Tourist (uncredited)   See fewer
William Henry
Naval Aide (uncredited) Naval Aide (uncredited)   See fewer
Louis Jean Heydt
Dr. John Keye (uncredited) Dr. John Keye (uncredited)   See fewer
Stuart Holmes
Producer (uncredited) Producer (uncredited)   See fewer
Shep Houghton
Party Guest (uncredited) Party Guest (uncredited)   See fewer
John Hudkins
Officer in Brawl (uncredited) Officer in Brawl (uncredited)   See fewer
Ray Hyke
Lieutenant (uncredited) Lieutenant (uncredited)   See fewer
William Joyce
Naval Aide (uncredited) Naval Aide (uncredited)   See fewer
Janet Lake
Nurse (uncredited) Nurse (uncredited)   See fewer
William Paul Lowery
Wead's Baby - 'Commodore' (uncredited) Wead's Baby - 'Commodore' (uncredited)   See fewer
Cliff Lyons
Officer in Brawl (uncredited) Officer in Brawl (uncredited)   See fewer
Mae Marsh
Nurse Crumley (uncredited) Nurse Crumley (uncredited)   See fewer
May McAvoy
Nurse (uncredited) Nurse (uncredited)   See fewer
Jody McCrea
Tex Brooks (uncredited) Tex Brooks (uncredited)   See fewer
Frank McLure
Committee Member (uncredited) Committee Member (uncredited)   See fewer
Matt Moore
Doctor (uncredited) Doctor (uncredited)   See fewer
Bob Morgan
Officer in Brawl (uncredited) Officer in Brawl (uncredited)   See fewer
Alberto Morin
Second Manager (uncredited) Second Manager (uncredited)   See fewer
Sol Murgi
Spectator at Screening (uncredited) Spectator at Screening (uncredited)   See fewer
Forbes Murray
Congressman (uncredited) Congressman (uncredited)   See fewer
Peter Ortiz
Lt. Charles Dexter (uncredited) Lt. Charles Dexter (uncredited)   See fewer
Web Overlander
Congressman (uncredited) Congressman (uncredited)   See fewer
Jack Pennick
Joe McGuffey (uncredited) Joe McGuffey (uncredited)   See fewer
Gil Perkins
Officer in Brawl (uncredited) Officer in Brawl (uncredited)   See fewer
Chuck Roberson
Officer (uncredited) Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
John Rosser
Army Officer (uncredited) Army Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
Evelyn Rudie
Doris Wead (uncredited) Doris Wead (uncredited)   See fewer
Arthur Salzfass
Navy Pilot (uncredited) Navy Pilot (uncredited)   See fewer
Jeffrey Sayre
Committee Member (uncredited) Committee Member (uncredited)   See fewer
Scott Seaton
Premier Guest (uncredited) Premier Guest (uncredited)   See fewer
Mabel Smaney
Tourist (uncredited) Tourist (uncredited)   See fewer
Tom Steele
Officer in Brawl (uncredited) Officer in Brawl (uncredited)   See fewer
Harry Strang
Bartender (uncredited) Bartender (uncredited)   See fewer
William Tracy
Air Officer (uncredited) Air Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
Charles Trowbridge
Adm. Crown (uncredited) Adm. Crown (uncredited)   See fewer
Dale Van Sickel
Naval Officer (uncredited) Naval Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
Eleanore Vogel
Tourist (uncredited) Tourist (uncredited)   See fewer
Ralph Volkie
Jimmie (uncredited) Jimmie (uncredited)   See fewer
Harlan Warde
Executive Officer (uncredited) Executive Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
Blue Washington
Bartender at Officer's Club (uncredited) Bartender at Officer's Club (uncredited)   See fewer
Luree Wiese
Tourist (uncredited) Tourist (uncredited)   See fewer
Terry Wilson
Naval Officer (uncredited) Naval Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
Judith Woodbury
Spectator at Screening (uncredited) Spectator at Screening (uncredited)   See fewer
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