The Wings Of Eagles (1957)

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    • Re: The Wings Of Eagles (1957)

      I have pics of these two posters for Wings of Eagles - the second one is from a later re-release. It looks like all they changed was the color.

      Chester :newyear:
      Files
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      I kinda hate to read since it causes my eyes to hurt and other things like my lousy memory that the docter says has something to do with multi-infarct dementia, I have been searching for something this morning. Currently "The Wings of Eagles" is on AMC. Towards the beginning of the movie their first child dies but we never see why and nothing is said. Those of you who read a lot, is there anything anywhere that says why the child dies or is it left to our imagination? Just curious...

      This is absolutely one of my favorite movies. It brings back a lot of happy and sad memories of my time underway. If I had to do it over again I probably would have stayed in longer than 12 years but I would have been medically retired in 1991 anyway 2 years short of hitting 20 years.
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      I really like the movie "The Wings Of Eagles"!
      It reminds me, when I am down or going through something hard, that I can get through it. I feel like that is the way John Wayne was in real life, he faced everything head on, and that is the way I try to live my life! I am a great admirer of his honest courage and strength, and I think that is part of the reason why so many people still love him today!
      Stacy N
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      HI MY FATHER RECENTLY GAVE ME A 8mm COLOR FILM HE TOOK WHILE IN THE NAVY IN THE MID 50's.HE WAS ON THE AIRCRAFT CARRIER WHEN JW MADE THE WING'S OF EAGLES.IT IS THE DUKE POSING FOR PICTURES AND SIGNING AUTOGRAPHS FOR THE SAILORS.THERE IS EVEN A FEW SECONDS OF JW SITTING IN THE CHAIR THAT HE GETS TRANSPORTED IN AT THE END OF THE FILM.MY FATHER SHOT THIS AND SENT IT HOME TO HIS FAMILY AND HAD NEVER SEEN IT SINCE.BEFORE THIS HE HAD GIVEN ME A PHOTO OF THE DUKE ON THE DECK OF THE SHIP IN HIS MOVIE ATTIRE,AND I EVEN THINK JOHN FORD IS IN THE BACK GROUND.THE FILM IS IN GREAT SHAPE IT IS ABOUT 5min LONG,THE ONLY BAD THING WAS MY DAD WAS NOT IN THE FILM,HE NEVER THOUGHT ABOUT GIVING SOMEONE THE CAMERA.I AM CURRENTLY HAVING SOME OF FRAMES BEING MADE INTO NEGATIVES BY MY LOCAL PHOTO SHOP,THEY SAID THEY CAN TAKE PHOTOS OF EACH OF THE FRAMES I HAD PICKED OUT.I WILL THEN HAVE IT TRANSFERRED TO DVD.I THINK IT MAY HAVE SOME VALUE,PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK.THANK YOU,
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      Wings of Eagles,

      Sorry I missed your post last week! WELCOME to the Original John Wayne Message Board!

      Regarding your film . . . it wouldn't surprise me if it has some value, though I confess I'm not qualified to give you an accurate answer. Like you say, it's too bad your dad isn't in the clip - that would have been real neat!

      I hope when you get some photos, you might be able to share with us!

      Chester :newyear:

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      Thank's for replying chester, i just got the film back from being transfeered to dvd, i am making some copies of it and i will send one to the j.w. Museum.i can get some negatives made of the stills if you are interested,they turned out pretty nice for being 50 yr old film.if anyone else would like copies i would be glad to make some.
      See ya,
      tkohler
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      As I,am going to rehab. for my torn hamstring I repeat a line from this film.
      I only substitute the word toe for leg as in (I.am going to move that leg)
      Thanks Duke for your inspiration.
      ''baby sister i was born game and intend to go out that way.''