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This Memorial Day weekend war film lineup


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TCM always has a good selection of war films on Veterans Day every November 11 and again on the Memorial Day weekend every year. This year, I thought they did a great job of selecting a real variety of films, including a few I had either never seen before or had not seen in many years. Up Periscope, Paratrooper, Ensign Pulver are a few that I had not seen in quite a long time. Tank Battalion and Screaming Eagles were completly new to me.

 

Good job this weekend, TCM!!

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Thanks TCM for showing SCREAMING EAGLES over the Memorial Day weekend. Haven't seen this film since it was first released in 1956 but I remember that it starred quite a few TV stars from the 1950's. Tom Tryon played Texas John Slaughter for Disney on TV; Jan Merlin was in the TV sci-fi series "Tom Corbett, Space Cadet". Martin Milner starred on "Adam 12" and Pat Conway was the star of the western series "Tombstone Territory". Definitely a "B" war movie with obvious studio sets but I enjoyed seeing it again after all these years.

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