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The Dawn Patrol (1930) Poster

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Director Howard Hawks, who was a pilot in the US Army during World War I, flew in the battle scenes as a German pilot.
Debut of Frank McHugh.
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Listed as "Flight Commander" on the guide & info screen for cable when showing on TCM which is the name of the book it's based on. Actual title of the movie is "The Dawn Patrol" as shown above.
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Remade eight years later with Errol Flynn and David Niven virtually word -for-word.
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In September 1928, Warner Bros. Pictures purchased a majority interest in First National Pictures and from that point on, all "First National" productions were actually made under Warner Bros. control, even though the two companies continued to retain separate identities until the mid-1930's, after which time "A Warner Bros.-First National Picture" was often used.
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In a separately filmed trailer, Vitaphone production reel #4096, Richard Barthelmess speaks to the audience about the picture.
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Howard Hawks flew in WWI in the Lafayette Escadrille.
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Vitaphone production reels #4272-4283.
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