Give Us Wings

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

Give Us Wings (1940) is a Universal film starring the Dead End Kids and the Little Tough Guys.


The Dead End Kids work as airplane mechanics in the National Youth Administration Work Program plant. Feeling that they have enough knowledge of planes, they feel the urge to want to become pilots. The boys are hired by crop dusting operator Arnold Carter to become pilots. Upon being hired, York (Carter's manager) feels that the boys are far too inexperienced to fly, and assigns them to ground work. When Carter's company falls behind in their contracts, the Dead End Kids are forced to learn the ropes of flying. Eventually, York agrees that all of the boys are ready to become pilots,

The Dead End Kids[edit]

The Little Tough Guys[edit]

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