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The Wings of Eagles


The Wings of Eagles is filmmaker [[Performer~P90133~John Ford~johnford]]'s paean to his frequent collaborator--and, it is rumored, drinking buddy--Cmdr. Frank "Spig" Wead. John Wayne stars as Wead, a reckless WW1 Naval aviator who (it says here) was instrumental in advancing the cause of American "air power". In private life, Wead becomes estranged from his wife Minnie ([[Performer~P53476~Maureen O'Hara~maureenohara]]) after the death of their baby. Drinking heavily, Wead tumbles down the stairs of his...more