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Winged Victory (1944)

Pinky Scariano, Allan Ross, and Frankie Davis all join the Army Air Forces with hopes of becoming pilots. In training, they meet and become pals with Bobby Grills and Irving Miller, and the... See full summary »

Director:

George Cukor

Writers:

Moss Hart (play), Moss Hart (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lon McCallister ... Francis William 'Frankie' Davis (as Pvt. Lon McCallister)
Jeanne Crain ... Helen
Edmond O'Brien ... Irving Miller (as Sgt. Edmond O'Brien)
Jane Ball ... Jane Preston
Mark Daniels ... Alan William Ross (as Sgt. Mark Daniels)
Jo-Carroll Dennison ... Dorothy Ross
Don Taylor ... Danny 'Pinkie' Scariano (as Cpl. Don Taylor)
Judy Holliday ... Ruth Miller
Lee J. Cobb ... Doctor (as Cpl. Lee Cobb)
Peter Lind Hayes ... O'Brien (as T/Sgt. Peter Lind Hayes)
Red Buttons ... Whitey / Andrews Sister (as Cpl. Red Buttons)
Barry Nelson ... Robert Edward 'Bobby' Crills (as Cpl. Barry Nelson)
Rune Hultman Rune Hultman ... Dave Anderson (as Sgt. Rune Hultman)
Gary Merrill ... Capt. McIntyre (as Cpl. Garry Merrill)
George Reeves ... Lt. Thompson (as Sgt. George Reeves)
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Storyline

Pinky Scariano, Allan Ross, and Frankie Davis all join the Army Air Forces with hopes of becoming pilots. In training, they meet and become pals with Bobby Grills and Irving Miller, and the five struggle through the rigid training and grueling tests involved in becoming pilots. Not all of them succeed, and tragedy awaits for some. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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pilot | based on play | See All (2) »

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Drama | War

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 December 1944 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cita en los cielos See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Film debut of Gary Merrill. See more »

Connections

Featured in 20th Century-Fox: The First 50 Years (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Gee Mom, I Want to Go Home (I Don't Want No More of Army Life)
(uncredited)
Written by Charlotte Kackley
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Nostalgia
28 April 2002 | by papawowSee all my reviews

I was 17 when this movie came out and in my senior year of high school.. Several of my friends enlisted in various services and I knew I was to be drafted when I became 18.. This movie made me make up my mind to enlist in the Army Air Corps..The movie was very accuate showing all the testing that we had to go through inorder to get into the Cadet program, but by the time I finished my "boot" camp and was about to get assigned, the war in Europe was about over and air-men were no longer needed.. I did serve as an aerial gunner/ flight radio operator so I did get some flying in before I was discharged.. Anyway I'm still trying to get a copy of that movie and I've also tried to contact 20th Century


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