Wing and a Prayer

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Released 1944

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Wing and a Prayer

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Director:
Henry Hathaway
Released:
1944
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Wing and a Prayer tells the story of crews on an American carrier during the World War II. These American Navy crews are expected to fight and win against the Japanese fleet following an attack on the Pearl Harbor. The attack weakens the Navy, and they come up with a plot to bring down the Japanese fleet. They intend to use one American aircraft carrier to lure the Japanese into heading for Midway where they will all be brought down. Bingo Harper (Don Ameche) is the flight commander in charge of the aircraft carrier that is to see the success of the mission. The bomber crews under him seem to make little sense of his logic and on several occasions defy his orders. They get frustrated by his seeming attitude to avoid combat. The pilots blame Harper when the number of casualties begin to go higher and higher. It is only when the battle takes a sudden turn in their favor that the pilots realize that their commander has been right all along.moreless
Richard Jaeckel

Richard Jaeckel

Beezy Bessemer

Harry Morgan

Harry Morgan

Ens. Malcolm Brainard

Cedric Hardwicke

Cedric Hardwicke

Admiral

Dana Andrews

Dana Andrews

Lt. Cmdr. Edward Moulton

Don Ameche

Don Ameche

Flight Cmdr. Bingo Harper

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Military & War, Classics