Men with Wings 86 years old

AMERICA'S GREATEST HEROES!

Men with Wings

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.

Credits

Men with Wings Cast

Name Character
Ray Milland He was 31, 79 years old when he died as Scott Barnes
Dennis Morgan He was 29, 85 years old when he died as Galton
Porter Hall He was 49, 65 years old when he died as Hiram F. Jenkins
Joan Leslie She was 13, 90 years old when she died as Young Patricia Falconer
Virginia Weidler She was 11, 41 years old when she died as Young Peggy Ranson
Walter Abel He was 40, 88 years old when he died as Nick Ranson
Andy Devine He was 32, 71 years old when he died as Joe Gibbs
Fred MacMurray He was 29, 83 years old when he died as Pat Falconer
Donald O'Connor He was 12, 78 years old when he died as Young Pat Falconer
Frank Clarke He was 22, 86 years old when he died as Burke
John Hubbard He was 24, 74 years old when he died as Attendant
Russell Hicks He was 43, 61 years old when he died as Gen. Marlin
James Burke He was 51, 81 years old when he died as J.A. Nolan
Evelyn Keyes She was 21, 91 years old when she died as Nurse
Kitty Kelly She was 36, 66 years old when she died as Martha Ranson
Syd Saylor He was 43, 67 years old when he died as Jimmy
Dell Henderson He was 55, 73 years old when he died as Chairman
Jonathan Hale He was 47, 74 years old when he died as Long
Lynne Overman He was 50, 55 years old when he died as Hank Rinebow
George Chandler He was 40, 86 years old when he died as Cody
Charles Trowbridge He was 56, 85 years old when he died as Alcott
Lee Phelps He was 45, 59 years old when he died as Photographer
Archie Twitchell He was 31, 50 years old when he died as Nelson
Claire Du Brey She was 45, 100 years old when she died as Edith
Willard Robertson He was 52, 62 years old when he died as Col. Hadley
Garry Owen He was 36, 49 years old when he died as Reporter
Paul Mantz He was 34, 61 years old when he died as Pilot
Kitty McHugh She was 35, 51 years old when she died as Nurse
Eddie Dunn He was 22, 64 years old when he died as Field Employee
Paul Kruger He was 112, 78 years old when he died as Reporter
Ralph McCullough He was 42, 48 years old when he died as Reporter
Billy Bletcher He was 43, 84 years old when he died as Red Cross Man
Ruth Rogers She was 9, 5 years old when she died as Girl
Harry Woods He was 49, 79 years old when he died as Baker
Chuck Hamilton He was 0, 39 years old when he died as Photographer
Edward Earle He was 56, 90 years old when he died as Officer
Sherry Hall He was 45, 91 years old when he died as Field Official
Franklin Parker He was 35, 59 years old when he died as Mail Truck Driver
Al Hill He was 46, 62 years old when he died as Mail Driver
Grace Goodall She was 49, 51 years old when she died as Matron
Charles Williams He was 51, 91 years old when he died as Telegraph Operator (uncredited)
Juanita Quigley She was 7, 86 years old when she died as Patricia Falconer at Age 6
Louise Campbell She was 31, 27 years old when she died as Peggy Ranson
Cheryl Walker She was 19, 53 years old when she died as Nurse
Sheila Darcy She was 23, 89 years old when she died as Nurse
Pat West He was 15, 72 years old when he died as Photographer
Jean Fenwick She was 31, 91 years old when she died as Nurse
Bob Perry He was 59, 83 years old when he died as Waiter
David Newell He was 0, 41 years old when he died as Photographer
Joe Whitehead as Cab Driver
James P. Burtis He was 45, 46 years old when he died as Reporter
Mary Brodel as Patricia Falconer at Age 17
John T. Murray He was 51, 70 years old when he died as Jones
Frank Mills (British actor) He was 9, now 95 years old as Mechanic

Men with Wings Crew

Name Department
Hans Dreier as Art Direction. He was 52 (81) years old when He died Art
W. Franke Harling as Music. He was 51 (71) years old when He died Sound
Gerard Carbonara as Music. He was 51 (72) years old when He died Sound
A.E. Freudeman as Set Decoration. Art
W. Howard Greene as Director of Photography. He was 42 (60) years old when He died Camera
William LeBaron as Executive Producer. He was 55 (74) years old when He died Production
William A. Wellman as Director. He was 42 (79) years old when He died Directing
William A. Wellman as Producer. He was 42 (79) years old when He died Production
Robert Carson as Writer. He was 28 (73) years old when He died Writing
Robert Odell as Art Direction. He was 93 (139) years old when He died Art
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Men with Wings (86 years)

AMERICA'S GREATEST HEROES!

  • Release day: Saturday, July 16, 1938
  • Runtime: 105 minutes