• Wing and a Prayer (1944)

Wing and a Prayer

Release Date: 1944

DVD Release Date: May 21st, 2002

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 37 min

Plot Summary

Flight Cmdr. Bingo Harper (Don Ameche) is trying to get pilots like ex-film star Ens. Hallam "Oscar" Scott (William Eythe) up to snuff, as he and fellow Naval officers work to defeat the Japanese during World War II. As the aircraft carrier transporting Harper and his men journeys through the Pacific, U.S. pilots fend off Japanese attacks, biding their time until they're ready to launch a strike of their own. The Americans ultimately control the air, but not without paying a dear price.

Cast: Don Ameche, Dana Andrews, William Eythe, Charles Bickford, Cedric Hardwicke, Oscar O'Shea, Richard Jaeckel, Harry Morgan

Director: Henry Hathaway

Genres: War

Keywords: Inspiring, Quest, 1940s, Sacrifice, Rousing


Nominated Writing (Original Screenplay)