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Wings over Honolulu

Wings over Honolulu(1937)

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On the occasion of her twentieth birthday party, Lauralee Curtis meets Navy pilot Lt. Richard "Stony" Gilchrist and falls instantly in love with him. Two days later, she joins him where he is stationed and they are married. Before they can have a honeymoon, Stony is ordered to Washington, D.C., and Lauralee must travel to Honolulu, their next post, by herself. The other Navy women on the boat are not very friendly to Lauralee. Rosalind Furness, the admiral's daughter, explains that this is because everyone expected that she, Rosalind, would marry Stony. She warns Lauralee that she is ready to step back into Stony's life if things do not work out between them. Life in Hawaii is difficult for Lauralee. She resents the restrictions of Navy life and does not understand why Stony leaves her alone so often. When Gregory Chandler, a former suitor, visits the island, she gladly accepts his offer to meet for drinks. She and Stony quarrel afterward and in a fit of pique, Lauralee attends a party with Greg. During the evening, she realizes how much Stony means to her and resolves to be a better wife, but a fight breaks out and the resultant scandal ruins Stony's chances for a promotion. When Lauralee learns the consequences of her actions, she resolves to leave her husband so that she will not ruin his future career. Rosalind tells Stony that his wife has left him, but adds that she still loves him. Braving the risk of being court-martialed, Stony flies over Greg's yacht, in order to stop Lauralee from leaving. After he runs out of gas and crashes, Stony faces a military court. When he refuses to defend himself, Lauralee insists that she be heard, and tells the court that she is to blame for Stony's mistake. The court recommends clemency and Stony and Lauralee are reconciled.