Kay Francis was anxious to complete her Warner Bros. contract when she agreed to appear in this lower-berth drama. Francis plays a financially strapped aviatrix who enters an air race to pay for her brother's operation. Friendly mechanic William Gargan offers to lend Francis his plane, but Gargan's ex-wife Sheila Bromley is also competing in the race. Finally securing an aircraft of her own, Francis goes off into the Wild Blue and wins the prize. The otherwise pedestrian Women in the Wind is given a lift by the sensitive direction of John Farrow, on loan from RKO.