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Limb & Spinal Conditions: Minor Films   no photo.
TitleWings of Eagles, The (1957)
Alternative/Original Title
DisabilityLimb
CountryUSA
Length110
GenreBiography
Rating?
DirectorJohn Ford
CastJohn Wayne Maureen O'Hara Dan Dailey Ward Bond
NotesThe story of Frank Wead. As a WWI airman he fell down stairs when drunk and was left paralysed. He has broken his neck (C5), has an operation and months of therapy. Big John, of course, is going to lick it. He regains some use of his legs but cannot remain in the airforce. Later he becomes a screenwriter and in WWII goes back to some active duty. Wead wrote the scripts for "Airmail" and "They Were Expendable".

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