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Winning Your Wings DVD
Young America, your future is in the sky; your wings are waiting! Lieutenant James Stewart (who eventually attained the rank of brigadier general) tells viewers of this classic USAF recruitment film. Stewart also offers more subtle motivations, as when he tells his prospects:Consider the effect these shining wings have on the gals: it's phenomenal. This outstanding example of a Hollywood-Government co-production made by the Army Air Force and Warner Brothers became one of the most successful recruiting films of the war. USA, 1942, B&W, 18 minutes.
Plus: WINGS UP (USA, 1943): This Army Air Force officer-candidate recruiting film, narrated by Clark Gable, shows how intense discipline and conditioning techniques at the officer-training school in Miami help to distinguish those who can lead from those who can't. Footage of famous men at this school includes Mayor Glen Cove of Long Island, Elmer Meadows, Robert Preston, Gilbert Roland and Gable himself. This informative and entertaining film was also used by the Army under the title Sustineo Alas. B&W, 21 minutes.
Both films on one DVD, total running time 39 minutes.
NTSC Region 0 encoding (Entire World)