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Flying Tigers(1942)


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China 1941.Capt Jim Gordon(John Wayne)head of the Flying Tigers needs volunteers who are experienced fighter/pilots.

Two sign up,**** Bales(Edmond MacDonald)who was once involved in a drunken plane crash and Woody Jason(John Carroll)a cocky know it all whos a first rate pilot.

Soon **** and Woody go out on a mission and **** is killed while flying with Woody.The others in the squad blame Woody for not coming to Blackies defense.Jim believes Woody when he tells him it wasnt his fault.

British Red Cross nurse Brooke Elliot(Anna Lee)is Jims girlfriend,but Woody soon tries to take her away from Jim.

Woody is ordered to fly on a mission one night,but he and Brooke go out on a date.Hap Smith(Paul Kelly)a flyer whos eyes are going bad,flies in Woodys place and is killed.When Woody returns Jim fires him and orders him back to the States.

Peal Harbor 1941 and America is at last in the War.

Jim is sent on a dangerous bombing mission deep behind enemy lines.Woody feels sorry for being such a heel and sneaks aboard with Jim.

John Carroll steals the show as wise cracking Woody.

Paul Kelly and Tom Neal were on trial for murder in real life.

Mae Clarke,who plays Blackies wife will best be remembered for the Grapefruit Scene in Public Enemy.

 

Edited by: ERROL23 on Feb 27, 2012 8:03 PM

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