Tyrone Power is a pilots' pilot, but he doesn't believe in anything beyond his own abilities. He gets into trouble by flying a new fighter directly to Canada instead of to New York and ... See full summary »
Tyrone Power is a pilots' pilot, but he doesn't believe in anything beyond his own abilities. He gets into trouble by flying a new fighter directly to Canada instead of to New York and letting it be towed across as the law demands, but is offered a new job ferrying bombers to war torn England. While on a layover he finds Betty Grable, an old flame, has joined the RAF as a WREN in her attempt to fight for democracy. Power joins up to impress her and in the course of his several missions begins to develope an understanding of what they are fighting for. Written by
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The film utilizes an oft-used storyline of the war movie genre which has two soldiers in love with the same girl. See more »
The following items are 'goofs', but may have been made deliberately by the filmmakers in the interests of war-time security: The real 61 Squadron flew Hampden bombers, not Lockheed Hudsons. Hudson bombers were not used in bombing missions over Berlin, with the main role for these bombers being in Coastal Command in Europe. The real 32 Squadron, which Baker flies with in the Dunkirk scenes, flew Hawker Hurricanes and not Spitfires. When Baker gets in the Spitfire, it carries the squadron code 'LO' which was the code of the 602 Squadron and not the 32 Squadron he is supposed to be flying with (it used KT and GZ). 602 Squadron aircraft were used for shooting the film at Prestwick See more »
Well, I haven't looked at another girl since you left.
Well, I've looked at other men.
Maybe, but I'll bet you didn't look at them the same way you looked at me that first night in Kansas City. Remember?... You were going east, and I was going west; then we saw each other, and I was going east!
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This entertaining propaganda piece made before the US entered the war,was designed to rally support for the British war effort. Tyrone Power and Betty Grable,the biggest stars of 20th Century Fox,are teamed here for the only time in their career.Tyrone Power plays the typical daredevil pilot who is as egotistical as they come.But he also has devilish charm over women which I must say escapes me in this movie because he's so unlikeable.Betty Grable gives by far the best performance. I found her acting very natural,except for the script calling for her to love the slime ball character of Power.John Sutton as Power's rival is quite boring,so maybe Betty's choice of man wasn't too bad.
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