The Wings of Eagles
Dir. John Ford. 1957, 110 mins. 35mm. With John Wayne, Maureen O’Hara. A biopic of “Spig” Wead, a Navy flier who fought back from paralysis to become a World War II Navy commander and screenwriter, with credits including Ford’s They Were Expendable, is one of Ford’s most underrated films. This powerful marriage drama reunitesThe Quiet Man stars Wayne and O’Hara, and features Ward Bond parodying his frequent director in the role of Hollywood director “John Dodge.”
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