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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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Cast

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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 ...
Instructor
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Storyline

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)  »

Also Known As:

The Eagle Flies Again  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

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

Goofs

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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Referenced in Myra Breckinridge (1970) See more »

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I've Been Working on the Railroad
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Sung by Baker as they drop fliers on Berlin
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love this movie
29 August 2012 | by (France) – See all my reviews

Just saw it today for the first time, and I really loved it. I don't care if its labeled "propoganda" and I don't care if a bunch of guys here don't like it because its not some boring war movie with hours of flying sequences. I especially loved the review that mourned the fact that we didn't get to see more planes refueling. Honey, it's not a documentary!

It's charming and Grable's musical numbers are so fun! (And this is the first time I have ever liked Grable).. The tunes are fantastic. Today's Hollywood on its best day couldn't put together a movie have as cohesive or fun.

Best of all, it's got Tyrone Power who, along with Errol Flynn, are the two best looking, most charming male actors ever. Love love love it!


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