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Fighter Squadron (19-Nov-1948)

Director: Raoul Walsh

Writers: Seton I. Miller; Martin Rackin

Music by: Max Steiner

Producer: Seton I. Miller

Keywords: Action/Adventure, WWII

A maverick Flying Tiger who refuses to conform is put in charge of his own fighter squadron, with the expected results. Jingoistic to the extent that it feels like a propaganda film made during the war. Action shots were taken from genuine combat footage, but new shots of German craft had to use American P-51s painted with iron crosses, because of the dearth of ME-109s after the war. A young Rock Hudson is given one uncredited line in the Officers Club.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
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Edmond O'Brien   ...   Maj Ed Hardin
Robert Stack   ...   Capt. Stu Hamilton
John Rodney   ...   Col. Bill Brickley
Tom D'Andrea   ...   Sgt. Dolan
Henry Hull   ...   Brig. Gen. Mike McCready
James Holden   ...   Tennessee
Walter Reed   ...   Capt. Duke Chappell
Shepperd Strudwick   ...   Brig. Gen. Mel Gilbert
Arthur Space   ...   Maj. Sanford
Jack Larson   ...   Shorty
William McLean   ...   Wilbur


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