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The Wings of Eagles (1957) Poster

Full Cast & Crew

Directed by 

John Ford

Writing Credits  

Frank Fenton ... (screenplay) and
William Wister Haines ... (screenplay)
 
Frank Wead ... (based on the life and writings of) (as Commander Frank W. 'Spig' Wead)

Cast (in credits order) verified as complete  

John Wayne ... Frank W. 'Spig' Wead
Dan Dailey ... 'Jughead' Carson
Maureen O'Hara ... Min Wead
Ward Bond ... John Dodge
Ken Curtis ... John Dale Price
Edmund Lowe ... Adm. Moffett
Kenneth Tobey ... Capt. Herbert Allen Hazard
James Todd James Todd ... Jack Travis
Barry Kelley ... Capt. Jock Clark
Sig Ruman ... Manager
Henry O'Neill ... Capt. Spear
Willis Bouchey ... Barton
Dorothy Jordan ... Rose Brentmann
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tige Andrews ... Arizona Pincus (uncredited)
Veda Ann Borg ... (uncredited)
Danny Borzage Danny Borzage ... Pete (uncredited)
George Bruggeman ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Olive Carey ... Bridy O'Faolain (uncredited)
Ken DuMain Ken DuMain ... Spectator at Screening (uncredited)
Franklyn Farnum ... Theater Patron (uncredited)
James Flavin ... MP at Garden Party (uncredited)
Kenneth Gibson Kenneth Gibson ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Mimi Gibson ... Lila Wead (uncredited)
James Gonzalez ... Board Member (uncredited)
Fred Graham ... Officer in Brawl (uncredited)
Sam Harris Sam Harris ... Patient (uncredited)
William Henry ... Naval Aide (uncredited)
Louis Jean Heydt ... Dr. John Keye (uncredited)
Stuart Holmes ... Producer (uncredited)
Shep Houghton Shep Houghton ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Christopher James Christopher James ... (uncredited)
William Joyce ... Naval Aide (uncredited)
Janet Lake Janet Lake ... Nurse (uncredited)
William Paul Lowery William Paul Lowery ... Wead's Baby - 'Commodore' (uncredited)
Cliff Lyons ... (uncredited)
Mae Marsh ... Nurse Crumley (uncredited)
May McAvoy ... Nurse (uncredited)
Frank McLure ... Officer (uncredited)
Alberto Morin ... Second Manager (uncredited)
Sol Murgi ... Spectator at Screening (uncredited)
Forbes Murray ... Congressman (uncredited)
Peter Ortiz Peter Ortiz ... Lt. Charles Dexter (uncredited)
Jack Pennick Jack Pennick ... Joe McGuffey (uncredited)
Chuck Roberson ... Officer (uncredited)
Evelyn Rudie ... Doris Wead (uncredited)
Arthur Salzfass Arthur Salzfass ... Navy Pilot (uncredited)
Harry Strang ... Bartender (uncredited)
William Tracy ... Air Officer (uncredited)
Charles Trowbridge ... Adm. Crown (uncredited)
Dale Van Sickel ... Naval Officer (uncredited)
Harlan Warde ... Executive Officer (uncredited)
Blue Washington ... Bartender at Officer's Club (uncredited)
Terry Wilson ... Naval Officer (uncredited)

Produced by 

James E. Newcom ... associate producer
Charles Schnee ... producer

Music by 

Jeff Alexander

Cinematography by 

Paul Vogel ... director of photography (as Paul C. Vogel)

Film Editing by 

Gene Ruggiero

Art Direction by 

Malcolm Brown
William A. Horning

Set Decoration by 

F. Keogh Gleason ... (as Keogh Gleason)
Edwin B. Willis

Makeup Department 

William Tuttle ... makeup artist

Production Management 

Tom Andre ... unit manager (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director 

Wingate Smith ... assistant director

Art Department 

Frank Wesselhoff ... painter (uncredited)

Sound Department 

Wesley C. Miller ... recording supervisor (as Dr. Wesley C. Miller)
James Brock ... sound (uncredited)

Special Effects by 

A. Arnold Gillespie ... special effects
Warren Newcombe ... special effects

Stunts 

Fred Graham ... stunts (uncredited)
Chuck Hayward ... stunts (uncredited)
John Hudkins ... stunts (uncredited)
Cliff Lyons ... stunts (uncredited)
Paul Mantz ... aerial stunts (uncredited)
Frank McGrath ... stunts (uncredited)
Bob Morgan ... stunts (uncredited)
Chuck Roberson ... stunt double: John Wayne (uncredited) / stunts (uncredited)
Ronnie Rondell Jr. ... stunts (uncredited)
Paul Stader ... stunts (uncredited)
Dale Van Sickel ... stunts (uncredited)
Jack Williams ... stunts (uncredited)
Terry Wilson ... stunts (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department 

Walter Plunkett ... wardrobe: Miss O'Hara

Editorial Department 

Charles K. Hagedon ... color consultant

Music Department 

Arthur Morton ... orchestrator (uncredited)

Other crew 

John Dale Price ... technical advisor (as Adm. John Dale Price USN [Ret])
John Keye ... technical advisor (uncredited)

Thanks 

Frank Wead ... dedicatee (as Commander Frank 'Spig' Wead)
Crew verified as complete

See also

Release Dates | Official Sites | Company Credits | Filming & Production | Technical Specs

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