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Flight Command (1940)

12/27/1940 (US) DramaWar 1h 56m

T-H-R-I-L-L AMERICA! Here come The Flying "HELL CATS"!


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


  3. Wells Root


  4. John Sutherland


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  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

    Shepperd Strudwick

    Lieut. Jerry Banning

  6. Red Skelton

    Red Skelton

    Lieut. 'Mugger' Martin

  7. Nat Pendleton

    Nat Pendleton

    C.P.O. 'Spike' Knowles

  8. Dick Purcell

    Dick Purcell

    Lieut. 'Stichy' Payne

  9. William Tannen

    William Tannen

    Lieut. Freddy Townsend

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Flight Command
Flight Command

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Original Language English

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