The Wings of Eagles

Starring: John Wayne Director: John Ford
The life-inspired story of reckless, fun-loving, romantic "Spig" Wead, Sqaudron Commander.
The Wings of Eagles
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 50 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1957
  • Label: Warner Home Video
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • Mono 1.0 English

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Performer: , , , , &
Directed by
Edited by
Screenwriting by &
Composition by
Art Direction by &
Story by &
Produced by
Director of Photography:

Entertainment Reviews:

USA Today - 05/25/1990
"...An oddity beloved by admirers of the remarkable Ford/Wayne collection..."

Plot Synopsis:

This biographical film chronicles Commander Frank W. "Spig" Wead's naval history--including his macho adventures, playful hijinks and escapades, and his public relations efforts on behalf of the armed services--while also dramatizing the hardships Wead endured after falling down a staircase and injuring his spine.

Plot Keywords:

Action | Personal Triumph | Theatrical Release | World War II

Production Notes:

  • Color by Metrocolor.
  • Technical Adviser: Adm. John Dale Price.
  • Commander Frank W. Wead and director John Ford were close friends, who also collaborated on the film "They Were Expendable."

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  • Sales Rank: 70,035
  • UPC: 012569798632
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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