Wings in the Dark (1935)

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Directed by James Flood
Paramount Pictures

First viewing


Sheila Mason: What are you thinking about?

Ken Gordon: I was just thinking how crazy I was not to take a good look at you when I had the chance.

This improbable aviation romance is bolstered by the charisma of its stars.  Sheila Mason (Myrna Loy) is a daring barnstorming pilot.  She has a yen for fellow aviator Ken Gordon (Cary Grant), who is developing a plane that will be capable of flying “blind” without instruments.  Ken is too busy to notice.  When Ken is about to demonstrate his plane with a transatlantic flight, he is (temporarily?) blinded in a gas stove explosion.  Ken overcomes his bitterness with the encouragement and help of Sheila and they fall in love.  Can Ken realize his dreams of flying blind??

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A picture with Myrna Loy and Cary Grant automatically has a lot going for it as far as I am concerned.  They bring a lot of charm to a frankly melodramatic and utterly unlikely story.  Roscoe Karns is good too as Sheila’s promoter.


2 thoughts on “Wings in the Dark (1935)

  1. Huh? I have never even heard of this film or I don’t think I have. Sounds a bit far-fetched and based on your comments, I probably won’t see it. I can’t get my mind around Myrna Loy as a barnstorming pilot!!!!!

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