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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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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 »

Quotes

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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She'll Be Comin' Round the Mountain When She Comes
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Played after Baker lands the plane in Canada
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Power with Grable
27 August 2012 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

Getting a jump on US participation in World War II, American pilot Tyrone Power (as Tim Baker) goes to London on a paid mission and meets beautiful Betty Grable (as Carol Brown), a former girlfriend. She does volunteer work for the war effort by day and is a singer/dancer by night. Hoping to win Ms. Grable back, Mr. Power joins the R.A.F. (Royal Air Force). Grable also attracts British aviator John Sutton (as John Morley), who coincidentally becomes Power's squadron commander. "A Yank in the R.A.F." has good production values, but is otherwise routine.

***** A Yank in the R.A.F. (9/25/41) Henry King ~ Tyrone Power, Betty Grable, John Sutton, Reginald Gardiner


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