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A Yank in the R.A.F. (1941)

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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 »

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Carol Brown
John Sutton ...
Wing Commander Morley
Reginald Gardiner ...
Roger Pillby
Donald Stuart ...
Cpl. Harry Baker
Ralph Byrd ...
Al Bennett
Richard Fraser ...
Thorndyke
Denis Green ...
Flight Lt. Redmond
Bruce Lester ...
Flight Lt. Sterling Richardson
Gilchrist Stuart ...
Wales
Lester Matthews ...
Group Captain
Frederick Worlock ...
Canadian Major
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Lady Fitzhugh
Fortunio Bonanova ...
Louie - Headwaiter
James Craven ...
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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 John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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ROLLICKING ROMANCE! GLORIOUS ADVENTURE! (original ad - all caps)


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9 February 1942 (Sweden)  »

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The Eagle Flies Again  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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November and December 1940 entertainment news reports stated that Don Ameche, Mary Beth Hughes and Henry Fonda were originally slated to star. See more »

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Both night raids, Berlin and Dortmund, use footage of the same city by night. See more »

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Tim Baker: Well, I haven't looked at another girl since you left.
Carol Brown: Well, I've looked at other men.
Tim Baker: 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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Referenced in Myra Breckinridge (1970) See more »

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She'll Be Comin' Round the Mountain When She Comes
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Traditional
Played after Baker lands the plane in Canada
Played often in the score
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Propaganda piece
13 July 2006 | by (Norway) – See all my reviews

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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