Flight Angels (1940)

Genres - Adventure, Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Romantic Adventure  |   Release Date - Jun 18, 1940 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 74 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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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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woman, aerial, barnstorming, blindness [physical], flight, flying, rival, romance, stewardess