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Ships with Wings (1941)

Approved | | Drama, War | 20 November 1942 (Mexico)
Lt. Dick Stacey is dismissed from the Fleet Air Arm for poor discipline. He joins the Aircraft Carrier "HMS Ark Royal" (The Ship with Wings). When they go into battle in the Mediterranean ... See full summary »

Director:

Sergei Nolbandov

Writers:

Patrick Kirwan (screen play), Austin Melford (screen play) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Clements John Clements ... Lieut. Stacey
Leslie Banks ... Vice-Admiral Weatherby
Jane Baxter ... Celia Weatherby
Ann Todd ... Kay Gordon
Basil Sydney ... Capt. Fairfax
Edward Chapman ... Papadopoulos
Hugh Williams ... Wagner
Frank Pettingell ... Fields
Michael Wilding ... Lieut. Grant
Michael Rennie ... Lieut. Maxwell
Cecil Parker ... German Air Marshal
John Stuart ... Commdr. Hood
Frank Cellier ... Gen. Scarappa
Morland Graham Morland Graham ... C.P.O.Marsden
Charles Victor Charles Victor ... MacDermott
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Lt. Dick Stacey is dismissed from the Fleet Air Arm for poor discipline. He joins the Aircraft Carrier "HMS Ark Royal" (The Ship with Wings). When they go into battle in the Mediterranean he acts heroically and redeems himself. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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Drama | War

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 November 1942 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

Atsalenioi gigantes See more »

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Production Co:

Ealing Studios See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits prologue: TYNESIDE 1936 See more »


Soundtracks

Santa Sent Me You
(uncredited)
Music by Geoffrey Wright
Lyrics by Diana Morgan
Arranged by Peter Yorke (uncredited)
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A film made for a different era!
21 February 2015 | by harvey580See all my reviews

Trying to compare the production values of this film with a modern day blockbuster is stupid! It is like trying to compare a Ford Model T with a Ferrari - pointless. This film was made in 1941 two years into WW2. It was made on a low budget by actors trying to bring a little enjoyment and entertainment to an audience facing agonising uncertainty. I think it did that admirably! Remember also that if Hitler had won the war most of the cast would probably have been either shot or sent to a concentration camp for making this film. It was a film made for it's time. When you view it today try to view it in that context and you will not be disappointed. I grew up on these films and enjoy them as much today as I did in my childhood. If I want to watch a multi million dollar blockbuster then I watch a modern film.


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