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Dive Bomber (1941)

Approved  |   |  Drama  |  30 August 1941 (USA)
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A military surgeon teams with a ranking navy flyer to develop a high-altitude suit which will protect pilots from blacking out when they go into a steep dive.

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Robert Armstrong ...
Art Lyons
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Tim Griffin
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'Lucky' James
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John Thomas Anthony
Herbert Anderson ...
Chubby
Moroni Olsen ...
Senior Surgeon at San Diego
Dennie Moore ...
Mrs. James
Louis Jean Heydt ...
Swede Larson
Cliff Nazarro ...
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A new flight surgeon and a Navy pilot overcome personal differences to work on solving the problem of Altitude Sickness which causes blackouts at high altitude. The real stars of the film are the pre-World War II navy aircraft featured in full color Written by Robert Svacha <chisox@azstarnet.com>

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WINGS TO THE WIND...EYES TO THE SKIES! (original print media ad - all caps) See more »

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30 August 1941 (USA)  »

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Aeroplanon kathetou eformiseos  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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The Navy Department allowed filming on the U.S.S. Enterprise aircraft carrier at sea for only three days. See more »

Goofs

Fred McMurray's outfit is variously described as a dive bomber and a fighter squadron. The aircraft alternate between Vought SB2U Vindicators and Brewster F2A Buffalos. See more »

Quotes

John Thomas Anthony: Commander Blake... Sir, I just wanted to thank you for giving me another chance.
Lt. Cmdr. Joe Blake, squadron commander: Don't mention it.
John Thomas Anthony: It's meant a lot to us to train under a pilot like you, sir.
John Thomas Anthony: Thanks. Just remember one rule, Anthony. As a pilot, always fight to be on top, and stay there. You can't lick 'em from below.
John Thomas Anthony: I won't forget *that*, sir.
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This picture produced under the auspices of the motion picture committee, cooperating for national defense. See more »

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Features Tin Pan Alley (1940) See more »

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What's New?
(uncredited)
Music by Bob Haggart
Lyrics by Johnny Burke
Sung by Jane Randolph at the nightclub
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Very enjoyable pre war flick
30 May 2000 | by (West Virginia) – See all my reviews

I really enjoyed this beautifully photographed pre WW II movie. At 133 minutes in length it is pretty long but, so fast paced that the time goes by quickly. There seems to be great chemistry between all of the actors. Sterling performances are the order of the day by Flynn, MacMurray, Toomey and Bellamy as the leads. Add to that, good secondary performances by the large cast and it adds up to one fine film. The air sequences are vivid with detail and the color photography is outstanding. In a bit of irony, at one point Flynn is assigned to duty on the USS Saratoga in Pearl Harbor but his orders are changed. Since this movie was filmed and released just prior to December 7th, 1941 it seems almost clairvoyant. Lastly, I must second the comment made by another reviewer concerning a ridiculous bit of nonsense concerning the character played by Allen Jenkins as he tries to evade his wife. IMHO this bit was totally unnecessary and did nothing but detract from the story. What is really unexcusable is that they performed this bit on three occasions (talk about overkill). But, the rest of the movie was far too superb to allow this one bad bit to mar the overall enjoyment.


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