The New Pictures, Apr. 7, 1941

I Wanted Wings (Paramount] takes a trio of characters native to any military movie—the unreconstructed moneybags with a string of polo ponies (Ray Milland), the timid misfit (William Holden), the carefree clown (Wayne Morris)—and hurries them through the five-month training course at Randolph and Kelly Fields in Texas. Along with the studious documentation of a trainee's tribulations are funny and tense shots of the first shaky hours in the air, spectacular panoramas of scores of planes in formation, a gasp-making exhibition of hedgehopping over the Texas countryside. And after graduation there is a mock night air raid on Los Angeles photographed...

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