Overview

A rookie flyer, Ens. Alan Drake, joins the famous Hellcats Squadron right out of flight school in Pensacola. He doesn't make a great first impression when he is forced to ditch his airplane and parachute to safety when he arrives at the base but is unable to land due to heavy fog. On his first day on the job, his poor shooting skills results in the Hellcats losing an air combat competition. His fellow pilots accept him anyways but they think he's crossed the line when they erroneously conclude that while their CO Billy Gray is away, Drake has an affair with his wife Lorna. Drake is now an outcast and is prepared to resign from the Navy but his extreme heroism in saving Billy Gray's life turns things around.

  1. Harvey S. Haislip

    Screenplay, Story

  2. Frank Borzage

    Director

  3. Wells Root

    Screenplay

  4. John Sutherland

    Story

Top Billed Cast

  1. Robert Taylor

    Robert Taylor

    Ens. Alan Drake

  2. Ruth Hussey

    Ruth Hussey

    Lorna Gray

  3. Walter Pidgeon

    Walter Pidgeon

    Squadron Commander Billy Gary

  4. Paul Kelly

    Paul Kelly

    Lieut. Cmdr. 'Dusty' Rhodes

  5. Shepperd Strudwick

    Lieut. Jerry Banning

Full Cast & Crew

Flight Command
Flight Command

Facts

Status Released

Release Information

  • December 27, 1940
    Theatrical

    Meaning

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 56m

Budget -

Revenue -

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