Women in the Wind
|Women in the Wind|
|Directed by||John Farrow|
|Produced by||Bryan Foy|
|Written by||George Bricker (contributing writer)
Lawrence Kimble (contributor to treatment)
|Screenplay by||Lee Katz
|Based on||Women in the Wind 1935
by Francis Walton
|Music by||M.K. Jerome|
|Edited by||Thomas Pratt|
|Distributed by||Warner Bros.|
Women in the Wind is a 1939 film directed by John Farrow.
The women's air derby from Los Angeles to Cleveland means a lot to young aviator Janet Steele (Kay Francis), who uses every trick in the book to persuade pilot Ace Boreman (William Gargan) to lend her his very fast plane.
Ace is reluctant, but Janet steals his craft to demonstrate her skill. He also learns that she is the sister of Bill Steele (Charles Anthony Hughes), a distinguished pilot.
Complications ensue when Ace's estranged wife, Frieda (Sheila Bromley), pops up to say their divorce is not yet final. The plane remains half-hers and Frieda intends to go after the derby's $15,000 first prize herself. Ace is able to convince his buddy Denny Corson (Eddie Foy, Jr.) to let Janet use his plane in the race.
Frieda is jealous of Janet and tries a number of ways to sabotage her trip. But when the landing gear on Janet's plane appears to fail, Frieda forfeits her own opportunity to win to help Janet, who is able to continue and triumph. The divorce decree becomes final, so Janet wins Ace as well as the race.
- Kay Francis as Janet Steele
- William Gargan as Ace Boreman
- Eve Arden as Kit Campbell
- Sheila Bromley as Frieda
- Eddie Foy, Jr. as Denny Corson
- Victor Jory as Doc
- Maxie Rosenbloom as Stuffy McInnes
- Sheila Bromley as Frieda Boreman
- Charles Anthony Hughes as Bill Steele
- Frankie Burke as Johnnie
- Spencer Charters as Farmer
- Vera Lewis as Farmer's Wife
- William Gould as Palmer
- Gordon Hart as Air Races Official
- Ila Rhodes as Joan
- Women in the Wind at IMDB
- Women in the Wind at AllMovie
- Women in the Wind at the TCM Movie Database
- Women in the Wind at the American Film Institute Catalog