Overview

Pete Sandidge, a daredevil bomber pilot, dies when he crashes his plane into a German aircraft carrier, leaving his devoted girlfriend, Dorinda, who is also a pilot, heartbroken. In heaven, Pete receives a new assignment: He is to become the guardian angel for Ted Randall, a young Army flyer. Invisibly, Pete guides Ted through flight school and into combat, but the ghostly mentor’s tolerance is tested when Ted falls for Dorinda. Ultimately however, Pete not only comes to terms with their relationship, but also acts as Dorinda’s copilot when she undertakes a dangerous bombing raid so that Ted won’t have to.

  1. Victor Fleming

    Director

  2. Dalton Trumbo

    Screenplay

  3. Chandler Sprague

    Story

  4. David Boehm

    Story

Top Billed Cast

  1. Spencer Tracy

    Spencer Tracy

    Pete Sandidge

  2. Irene Dunne

    Irene Dunne

    Dorinda Durston

  3. Van Johnson

    Van Johnson

    Ted Randall

  4. Ward Bond

    Ward Bond

    Al Yackey

  5. James Gleason

    James Gleason

    “Nails” Kilpatrick

Full Cast & Crew

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Facts

Status Released

Release Information

  • December 24, 1943
    Premiere

    Meaning

  • March 1, 1944
    Theatrical

    Meaning

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 0m

Budget $2,627,000.00

Revenue $5,363,000.00

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