The Wings Of Eagles DVD

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$12.98
The life-inspired story of reckless, fun-loving, romantic "Spig" Wead, Squadron Commander!

Cmdr. Frank "Spig" Wead was a pioneer aviator, renowned screenwriter (whose works include John Ford's They Were Expendable) and a man of war. The skies beckoned Spig to action; a crippling injury ultimately left him powerless to act, propelling him to discover the power of his pen. He was talented, driven, flawed, a friend of Ford's - and the subject of this compassionate biography.

John Wayne plays Spig and Ford directs The Wings of Eagles, which also offers a fascinating glimpse into the ways and world of Ford: Ward Bond plays moviemaker John Dodge, a role modeled on Ford. Maureen O'Hara, Wayne's five-time co-star (including Ford's The Quiet Man), and Dan Dailey (of Ford's 1952 What Price Glory?) play Spig's indomitable wife Min and cigar-chomping sidekick "Jughead" Carson.
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  • Format: DVD
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Run Time: 110 Minutes
  • Region: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: May 22, 2007
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Closed Captioning: Yes
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
  • Audio: ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Mono [CC]
  • Director: John Ford
  • Cast: John Wayne , Maureen O'Hara , Dan Dailey , Ward Bond , Ken Curtis , Edmund Lowe , Kenneth Tobey , James Todd , Barry Kelley , Sig Ruman , Henry O'Neill , Willis Bouchey , Dorothy Jordan , Louis Heydt , Tige Andrews , Jack Pennick , Mimi Gibson , Evelyn Rudie , Charles Trowbridge , Mae Marsh
  • Genre: Drama
  • Color: Color
  • Includes:
    Theatrical Trailer
  • Release Date: 1957

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  • Entertaining (5)
  • Engaging characters (4)
  • Great cinematography (4)
  • Original (3)

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4.0

Fun movie but with some history blended in

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from Lohman, MO

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  • Engaging Characters
  • Entertaining
  • Great Cinematography

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    Comments about this product:

    Aviation buffs already know this movie. History addicts already know the plot. This movie brought together with some really decent acting on John's part is a story worth telling. Guess what, there's costs for everything in life. It's the sad notes that brings a reality flavor that's actually a bit surprising. We've got to remember, early aviation didn't come with the same set of rules and neither did the people who somehow survived it and their families.

     
    5.0

    I Love John Wayne and I don't think he m

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    from Gray, Maine

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      I couldn't believe I didn't have this one in my JW collection, so I had to get it,,,LOL.

       
      5.0

      Great movie

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      from Douglasville, Georgia

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      • Engaging Characters
      • Entertaining
      • Great Cinematography
      • High Production Value
      • Informative
      • Original

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        Great movie

         
        5.0

        Well done movie. Fun, drama and sadness

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        from Arlington, TX

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        • Engaging Characters
        • Entertaining
        • Great Cinematography
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            Describes the dedication and drive of that time. Another entertaining movie by a man with devotion to country and his profession.

             
            5.0

            Good life story vehicle for Wayne

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            Pros

            • Engaging Characters
            • Entertaining
            • Great Cinematography
            • High Production Value
            • Original

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            • Not in Blu-Ray

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            Comments about this product:

            Good life story performance for John Wayne
            Good cast which of course includes Maureen O'Hara

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