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Flying Tigers

Flying Tigers
Movie: Flying Tigers(1943)[tt0034742] Jim Gordon commands a unit of the famed Flying Tigers, the American Volunteer Group which fought the Japanese in China before America's entry into World War II. Gordon must send his outnumbered band of fighter pilots out against overwhelming odds while juggling the disparate personalities and problems of his fellow flyers. In particular, he must handle the difficulties created by a reckless hot-shot pilot named Woody Jason, who not only wants to fight a one-man war but to waltz off with Gordon's girlfriend. Written byJim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>
Title Flying Tigers
Release Date 29 March 1943 (UK)
Runtime
Genres Action, Drama, Romance, War
Production Companies Republic Pictures (I)
John Wayne
John Wayne...
Capt. Jim Gordon...
John Carroll
John Carroll...
Woody Jason...
Anna Lee
Anna Lee...
Brooke Elliott...
Paul Kelly
Paul Kelly...
Hap Davis...
Gordon Jones
Gordon Jones...
Alabama Smith...
Mae Clarke
Mae Clarke...
Verna Bales...
Addison Richards
Addison Richards...
Col. Lindsay...
Edmund MacDonald
Edmund MacDonald...
Blackie Bales...
Bill Shirley
Bill Shirley...
Dale...
Tom Neal
Tom Neal...
Reardon...
David Bruce
David Bruce...
Lt. Barton...
Chester Gan
Chester Gan...
Mike...
Jimmie Dodd
Jimmie Dodd...
McIntosh (as Jam...
Gregg Barton
Gregg Barton...
Tex Norton...

Reviews

btillman63 on 24 July 2005
Several friends of mine flew with the AVG. One of them who attended the premiere (c. October '42) recalls that he and a couple other Tigers were so embarrassed by the film that they were caught sneaking out of the theater.However, the loathing of John Wayne contained in other reviews on this site demonstrates a total lack of objectivity. Wayne was 35 at the time of Pearl Harbor, and not even his friendship with then-Cdr. John Ford could get him accepted for military service. (according to one bio, his distinctive walk resulted from a football injury.) On one tour of the Pacific, Wayne got dead drunk with some fighter pilots in New Guinea. They placed his inert form on a cot and carried it into the middle of the compound and allowed him to awake with a hangover: stark naked. He rolled over and went back to sleep...Whatever anybody thinks of Wayne or the Vietnam War, he was still visiting troops in-country at age 63.

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