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Hell Divers (1931)

Story of rivalry between 2 Navy aircrewmen on and off duty.

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Windy Riker
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Steve Nelson
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Duke Johnson
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Ann Mitchell
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Mame Kelsey
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Lulu
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Baldy
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Jack Griffin
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Admiral
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Lieutenant Fisher
Alan Roscoe ...
Captain - U.S.S Saratoga
Frank Conroy ...
Chaplain
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Girl (scenes deleted)
John Kelly ...
Sailor (scenes deleted)

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Story of rivalry between 2 Navy aircrewmen on and off duty.

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16 January 1932 (USA)  »

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Wolkenstürmer  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.20 : 1
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Trivia

The insignia on the planes Windy and Steve fly indicate that they are from Strike Fighter Squadron 14 (VFA-14), the Tophatters", the Navy's oldest active squadron. Formed in 1919, the squadron began carrier operations on board the Navy's first aircraft carrier USS Langley (CV-1) in 1926. In 1929 the squadron was assigned to USS Saratoga (CV-3).

As of 2017 the squadron is still active, flying the F/A-18E Super Hornet. Their call sign is Camelot, and their tail code is NG. The motto of VFA-14 is "The Oldest and Boldest". See more »

Goofs

The under-wing bombs appear and disappear in many shots. Often a plane will be shown taxiing with bombs under the wing, then taking off and flying with no bombs. When the bombing runs begin, the bombs are again visible. See more »

Quotes

CPO Steve Nelson: And if you want to know what this is, it's a bomb! And there's enough T.N.T. in it to blow us to Smithereens.
Ann Mitchell: I've always wanted to go to Smithereens.
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Connections

Featured in The Wings of Eagles (1957) See more »

Soundtracks

Anchors Aweigh
(1906) (uncredited)
Written by Charles A. Zimmerman
Lyrics by Alfred Hart Miles and R. Lovell
Played during the opening credits
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Excellent early talkie
7 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is an excellent vehicle for Wallace Beery and Clark Gable(in what would become standard roles for both of them). Lots of nice real life footage of the Saratoga V (sunk in Bikini Atoll by two atomic blasts in Bikini Atoll in 1946). If you want to see bi-planes taking off and landing on an aircraft carrier this movie is for you!!!. also, i believe they used footage of the 27 Jan 1928 mooring of the rigid air ship Los Angeles to the aircraft carrier. If you don't like those glossy-cheesy MGM movies this is the exception. Way above average early talkie movie and a piece of history too.


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