Pete Sandidge (Tracy), a daredevil bomber pilot, dies when he crashes his plane into a German aircraft carrier, leaving his devoted girlfriend, Dorinda (Irene Dunne), who is also a pilot, heartbroken. In heaven, Pete receives a new assignment: he is to become the guardian angel for Ted Randall (Van Johnson), a young Army flyer. Invisibly, Pete guides Ted through flight school and into combat, but the ectoplasmic 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. Remade by Steven Speilberg in 1989 as ALWAYS

  1. David Boehm


  2. Chandler Sprague


  3. Dalton Trumbo


  4. Victor Fleming


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

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A Guy Named Joe
A Guy Named Joe


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Status Released

Release Information

  • December 24, 1943
  • March 1, 1944

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 0m

Budget $2,627,000.00

Revenue $5,363,000.00

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