THEY FOUGHT THE BATTLE OF MIDWAY! DON AMECHE and DANA ANDREWS head an all-star cast in this acclaimed film about life aboard a U.S. aircraft carrier after the attack on Pearl Harbor. A group of young, eager Navy pilots become frustrated when the higher-ups enact a non-combat strategy against the Japanese. To make matters worse, the pilots must answer to a rigid, unyielding commander (AMECHE). Against all odds, the men fly into action in the decisive Battle of Midway. Nominated for a 1944 Best Original Screenplay Oscar®, this stunning war drama uses actual combat footage to tell its engrossing story.

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Wing And A Prayer (1944)

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War/Action/Drama · 1h 37m · 1/11/1945

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THEY FOUGHT THE BATTLE OF MIDWAY! DON AMECHE and DANA ANDREWS head an all-star cast in this acclaimed film about life aboard a U.S. aircraft carrier after the attack on Pearl Harbor. A group of young, eager Navy pilots become frustrated when the higher-ups enact a non-combat strategy against the Japanese. To make matters worse, the pilots must answer to a rigid, unyielding commander (AMECHE). Against all odds, the men fly into action in the decisive Battle of Midway. Nominated for a 1944 Best Original Screenplay Oscar®, this stunning war drama uses actual combat footage to tell its engrossing story.

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Status

Released

Language

English

Country

United States

Production Company

Twentieth Century Fox

Revenue

$22,500,000
Cast
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Don Ameche

Flight Cmdr. Bingo Harper
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Dana Andrews

Lt. Cmdr. Edward Moulton
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William Eythe

Ens. Hallam 'Oscar' Scott
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Charles Bickford

Capt. Waddell
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Cedric Hardwicke

Admiral (as Sir Cedric Hardwicke)
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Kevin O'Shea

Ens. Charles 'Cookie' Cunningham
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Richard Jaeckel

Beezy Bessemer
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Harry Morgan

Ens. Malcolm Brainard (as Henry Morgan)
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Richard Crane

Ens. Gus Chisholm
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Glenn Langan

Executive Officer
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Renny McEvoy

Ens. Cliff Hale
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Robert Bailey

Ens. Paducah Holloway
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Reed Hadley

Cmdr. O'Donnell
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George Mathews

Dooley
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B.S. Pully

Flat Top
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Dave Willock

Ens. Hans Jacobson
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Murray Alper

Benjamin K. 'Benny 'O'Neill
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Eddie Acuff

Pharmacist's Mate (uncredited)
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Stanley Andrews

Marine General (uncredited)
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Irving Bacon

Sailor Projectionist (uncredited)
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Chet Brandenburg

Mail Orderly (uncredited)
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Harry Carter

Telephone Orderly (uncredited)
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George Chandler

Sailor Assisting Projectionist (uncredited)
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William Colby

Bit Role (uncredited)
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Robert Condon

Pilot (uncredited)
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Jimmie Dodd

Pilot (uncredited)
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Blake Edwards

Pilot (uncredited)
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Alice Faye

Herself, Vocalist (edited from: Tin Pan Alley) (archive footage) (uncredited)
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Frank Ferry

Pilot (uncredited)
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Eddie Friedman

Sailor (uncredited)
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Billy Gilbert

Himself, Sheik (edited from: Tin Pan Alley) (archive footage) (uncredited)
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Betty Grable

Herself, Vocalist (edited from: Tin Pan Alley) (archive footage) (uncredited)
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Joe Haworth

Murphy (uncredited)
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Selmer Jackson

Admiral (uncredited)
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John Kellogg

Assistant Air Officer (uncredited)
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John Kelly

Lew (uncredited)
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Mike Killian

Pilot (uncredited)
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Carl Knowles

Marine Orderly (uncredited)
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Charles Lang

Ens. Chuck White (uncredited)
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Billy Lechner

Anti-Aircraft Gunner (uncredited)
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William Manning

Pilot Manning (uncredited)
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Frank Marlowe

Sailor (uncredited)
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Frank McClure

Admiral (uncredited)
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Matt McHugh

Sailor Assisting Projectionist (uncredited)
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John Miles

Ens. 'Lovebug' Markham (uncredited)
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Sidney Miller

Sailor (uncredited)
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Jack Mower

Admiral (uncredited)
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George Offerman Jr.

Sailor (uncredited)
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Terry Ray

Mail Orderly (uncredited)
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Raymond Roe

Gunner (uncredited)
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Wallace Scott

Sailor (uncredited)
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Jerry Shane

Foley (uncredited)
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Robin Short

Mail Orderly (uncredited)
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Mel Shubert

Pilot Shubert (uncredited)
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Charles Smith

Alfalfa (uncredited)
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Arthur Space

Executive Officer Reporting Aft Damage (uncredited)
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Harry Strang

Bit Role (uncredited)
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Ray Teal

Executive Officer (uncredited)
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Larry Thompson

Sam Cooper (uncredited)
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Charles Trowbridge

Cmdr. L.M. Hale, Medical Officer (uncredited)
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Albert Van Antwerp

Admiral (uncredited)
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Edward Van Sloan

Admiral (uncredited)
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Charles Waldron

Admiral (uncredited)
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Ray Walker

Sailor Assisting Projectionist (uncredited)
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Jay Ward

Mail Orderly (uncredited)
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Pierre Watkin

Admiral (uncredited)
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Crane Whitley

Admiral (uncredited)
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Frederick Worlock

Admiral (uncredited)
Crew
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Henry Hathaway

Director
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Jerome Cady

Writer
Disc Releases
Disc Title Front Cover

Wing and a Prayer

(DVD)

5/21/2002

Disc Title Front Cover

Wing and a Prayer

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

5/21/2002

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