Warner Archive Collection (series)
Commercial pilots are eager to fly higher and up-in-the-air attendants are eager to land a man.
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- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 13 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: June 14, 2012
- Originally Released: 1940
- Label: Warner Archive Collection (MOD)
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.37
- Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Jane Wyman, Virginia Bruce, Dennis Morgan, Wayne Morris & Ralph Bellamy|
|Performer:||John Litel, Margot Stevenson, Dorothea Kent & John Ridgely|
|Directed by||Lewis Seiler|
|Edited by||James Gibbon|
|Screenwriting by||Maurice Leo|
|Screenplay by||Maurice Leo|
|Composition by||Heinz Roemheld|
|Cinematography by||L. William O'Connell|
|Art Direction by||Hugh Reticker|
|Story by||Jerry Wald & Richard Macaulay|
|Produced by||Edmund Grainger|
|Executive Production by||Bryan Foy|
Description by OLDIES.com:
Cleared for takeoff: Flight Angels, an aviation programmer steeped in man-woman attitudes of its time. The story is centered on commercial pilots eager to fly higher (during off-hours they're designing a high-altitude plane) and up-in-the-air attendants eager to land a man (exchanges between the femmes in the Stewardess Lounge are exceptionally catty). Virginia Bruce and Jane Wyman portray two of the title's Angels. Dennis Morgan plays the pilot whose eye problems result in him being grounded by his superintendent (Ralph Bellamy) and sent to the classroom to instruct future flight attendants. He refuses to stay grounded, test-piloting his experimental stratospheric aircraft without authorization.
A barely disguised rip-off of 20th Century-Fox's all-female TAIL SPIN (39), Warner Bros.' FLIGHT ANGELS is an inexpensive "tribute" to airline stewardesses. Among the angels of the title are haughty Virginia Bruce and hoydenish Jane Wyman, who in one scene actually come to blows over their long-simmering rivalry. Dennis Morgan, Wayne Morris and Ralph Bellamy are among the men who do the "real" work above the clouds. The climax involves a pilot who loses his sight, compelling the stewardess on board to perform "above and beyond " etc. Keep an eye out for FLIGHT ANGELS bit players Jan Clayton, later Tommy Rettig's mother on the TV series LASSIE; and DeWolfe Hopper Jr., who changed his name to William Hopper and played Paul Drake on PERRY MASON.
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