Men with Wings

Men with Wings (1938)

Reporter Nicholas Ranson is jubilant when, on 17 Dec 1903, in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, Orville and Wilbur Wright take their first airplane flight. Back home in Underwood, Maryland, however, his uncle Hiram F. Jenkins, owner and editor of the local newspaper, refuses to print the story. Nicholas quits and continues to work on his own airplane, with the devoted help of his little daughter Peggy. Peggy is actually the first in her family to fly when her friends, Patrick Falconer and Scott Barnes, induce her to get inside a large kite they have made, and run with it in a field until she is airborne. The kite is caught in a tree, however, and Peggy gets a black eye. Later, Nicholas dies when his experimental airplane crashes, leaving his wife and children alone. By Peggy's adulthood, planes are capable of flying at an altitude of 11,000 feet, and speeds of nearly 100 m.p.h. Peggy continues her father's obsession with flight by helping Scott and Pat to build a plane.

Writing:
  • Robert Carson
Directing:
  • William A. Wellman
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  • Release Date: 1938-07-16
  • Language: English
  • Country: US
  • Runtime: 105

Joan Leslie

Young Patricia Falconer

Al Hill

Mail Driver

Willard Robertson

Col. Hadley

Russell Hicks

Gen. Marlin

Eddie Dunn

Field Employee

John Hubbard

Attendant

Walter Abel

Nick Ranson

Fred MacMurray

Pat Falconer

Chuck Hamilton

Photographer

Porter Hall

Hiram F. Jenkins

Billy Cook

Young Scott Barnes

Lynne Overman

Hank Rinebow

Dell Henderson

Chairman

Andy Devine

Joe Gibbs

Virginia Weidler

Young Peggy Ranson

Kitty Kelly

Martha Ranson

Paul Kruger

Reporter

Ray Milland

Scott Barnes

Louise Campbell

Peggy Ranson

Donald O'Connor

Young Pat Falconer

James Burke

J.A. Nolan

Billy Bletcher

Red Cross Man

Edward Earle

Officer

Frank Mills

Mechanic

David Newell

Photographer

Garry Owen

Reporter

Juanita Quigley

Patricia Falconer at Age 6
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