Women in the Wind
|Women in the Wind|
|Directed by||John Farrow|
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 aviatrix Janet Steele, who uses every trick in the book to persuade pilot Ace Boreman 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, a distinguished pilot.
Complications ensue when Ace's estranged wife, Frieda, 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 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