Wings in the Dark
Directed by James Flood
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??
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.