Give Us Wings

1940 film by Charles Lamont / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Give Us Wings is a 1940 Universal comedic film starring the Dead End Kids and the Little Tough Guys. Several members of the casts of those series were also featured in "The East Side Kids" films.[1]

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Give Us Wings
Directed byCharles Lamont
Written byArthur T. Horman (screenplay)
Robert Lee Johnson (screenplay)
Eliot Gibbons (story)
Produced byKen Goldsmith (associate producer)
StarringBilly Halop
Huntz Hall
Gabriel Dell
Bernard Punsly
Bobby Jordan
Shemp Howard
CinematographyJohn Boyle
Edited byFrank Gross
Music byCharles Previn (musical director)
H.J. Salter (conductor)
Frank Skinner (composer: stock music)
Paul Van Loan (composer: stock music)
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release date
  • December 20, 1940 (1940-12-20)
Running time
62 minutes
CountryUnited States

In the years before World War II, the United States government encouraged Hollywood studios to produce films that would encourage youth to join the resurgent armed forces, especially the U.S. Army Air Corps. Give Us Wings joined 20,000 Men a Year (1939), I Wanted Wings (1941), Flying Cadets (1941) and others of that genre, as a patriotic "flag-waver".[2]

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