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Director:
Writers:
Darrell Ware (screenplay) and
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Release Date:
9 February 1942 (Sweden) See more »
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Tagline:
ROLLICKING ROMANCE! GLORIOUS ADVENTURE! (original ad - all caps)
Plot:
Tyrone Power is a pilots' pilot, but he doesn't believe in anything beyond his own abilities. He gets... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. See more »
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Power at his most charming. See more (22 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Tyrone Power ... Tim Baker

Betty Grable ... 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

Ethel Griffies ... Lady Fitzhugh
Fortunio Bonanova ... Louie - Headwaiter
James Craven ... Instructor
Morton Lowry ... Squadron Leader Macbeth
G.P. Huntley ... Radio Operator
Stuart Robertson ... Intelligence Officer
Dennis Hoey ... Intelligence Officer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Gladys Cooper ... Mrs. Pillby (scenes deleted)
John Rogers ... Chauffeur (scenes deleted)
Harry Allen ... Air Raid Warden (uncredited)
Claud Allister ... Officer-Motorist (uncredited)
Ray Atchley ... German Flyer (uncredited)
Bunny Beatty ... Chorine (uncredited)
Charles Bennett ... Man on Stretcher (uncredited)
Russell Burroughs ... Pilot (uncredited)
John Burton ... Captain (uncredited)
Gerard Cavin ... Foley (uncredited)
Howard Davies ... Air Raid Warden (uncredited)
Richard Davis ... Pilot (uncredited)
Leslie Denison ... Group Captain C.O. (uncredited)
Jay Eaton ... Diner at Regency House (uncredited)
Charles Ferguson ... Flyer (uncredited)
Eddie Fisher ... Pilot (uncredited)
Mildred Gaye ... Chorine (uncredited)
Frederick Giermann ... German Soldier (uncredited)
Frances Gladwin ... Chorine (uncredited)
John Good ... Reynolds (uncredited)
Douglas Gordon ... Gunner (uncredited)
Harriette Haddon ... Barmaid at Stetton's (uncredited)
Bobby Hale ... Cab Driver (uncredited)
Sam Harris ... Diner at Regency House (uncredited)
John Hartley ... Co-pilot (uncredited)
Leyland Hodgson ... Radio Operator (uncredited)
Lilyan Irene ... Stretcher Bearer (uncredited)
Charles Irwin ... Uniformed man (uncredited)
Edna Mae Jones ... Chorine (uncredited)
Victor Kendall ... Pilot (uncredited)
Crauford Kent ... Group Captain (uncredited)
Guy Kingsford ... Officer (uncredited)
Patricia Knox ... Chorine (uncredited)
Kurt Kreuger ... German Pilot (uncredited)
Paul Kruger ... Male Nurse (uncredited)
Marten Lamont ... Walker - Spitfire pilot (uncredited)
Eric Lonsdale ... Radio Man (uncredited)
Anthony Marsh ... Officer (uncredited)
Alphonse Martell ... Headwaiter (uncredited)
John Meredith ... Cadet (uncredited)
Harold Miller ... Diner at Regency House (uncredited)
Lucille Miller ... Chorine (uncredited)
Gavin Muir ... Wing Commander (uncredited)
Roseanne Murray ... Chorine (uncredited)
William H. O'Brien ... Diner at Regency House (uncredited)

Reginald Owen ... 'Internal Injury' in Air raid drill (uncredited)
Gil Perkins ... Sergeant (uncredited)
Lillian Porter ... Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Jean Prescott ... Nurse (uncredited)
Charles Ray ... American business executive (uncredited)
Otto Reichow ... German Pilot (uncredited)
Lynne Roberts ... Nurse at Boat (uncredited)
Maureen Roden-Ryan ... Barmaid at Stetton's (uncredited)
Henry Rowland ... German Soldier (uncredited)
Hans Schumm ... German Officer (uncredited)
Bert Stevens ... Diner at Regency House (uncredited)
Evan Thomas ... Group Captain (uncredited)
David Thursby ... Hospital Orderly (uncredited)
Valerie Traxler ... Chorine (uncredited)
Leslie Vincent ... Pilot (uncredited)
Hans von Morhart ... German Sergeant (uncredited)
Gordon Wallace ... Pilot (uncredited)
John Wilde ... Flying Officer Graves (uncredited)
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Directed by
Henry King 
 
Writing credits
Darrell Ware (screenplay) and
Karl Tunberg (screenplay)

Darryl F. Zanuck (story) (as Melville Crossman)

Produced by
Louis F. Edelman .... associate producer (as Lou Edelman)
Darryl F. Zanuck .... producer
 
Original Music by
Alfred Newman (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Leon Shamroy (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Barbara McLean 
 
Art Direction by
James Basevi 
Richard Day 
 
Set Decoration by
Thomas Little 
 
Costume Design by
Travis Banton 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Herbert Mason .... director of flying sequences (as Maj. Herbert Mason)
Robert D. Webb .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Bernard Freericks .... sound
Roger Heman Sr. .... sound (as Roger Heman)
 
Special Effects by
Fred Sersen .... special effects
Louis J. Witte .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Otto Kanturek .... camera operator: flying sequences
Ronald Neame .... camera operator: flying sequences
Jack Whitehead .... camera operator: flying sequences
Jack Parry .... aerial photographer (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sam Benson .... wardrobe (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Alfred Newman .... musical director
Cyril J. Mockridge .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Edward B. Powell .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Herbert W. Spencer .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"A Yank in the RAF" - Australia (video catalogue title), International (English title) (alternative spelling)
"A Yank in the Royal Air Force" - International (English title) (informal title)
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Runtime:
98 min
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Language:
Color:
Black and White (archive footage) | Black and White
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)
Certification:
Australia:PG | Canada:PG (video rating) | Finland:S | Finland:(Banned) (1942-1946) | USA:Approved (certificate #7276)

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Trivia:
Prior to production, Darryl F. Zanuck sent the film's script to British Air Minister Lord Beaverbrook, who commented, "We have enough drama these days . . . " and requested more comedy be put into the screenplay.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: 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 PrestwickSee 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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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Blue, White and Perfect (1942)See more »
Soundtrack:
I've Been Working on the RailroadSee more »

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14 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Power at his most charming., 23 June 1999
Author: David Atfield (bits@alphalink.com.au) from Canberra, Australia

Tyrone Power is so charismatic in this film that the rest of it hardly matters. His astonishing good looks and easy charm really make this film. But there is also good direction, a witty script, great Oscar-winning special effects and fine cinematography.

Betty Grable has never done much for me, but she's pleasant enough in this. But the aerial work, done mostly with models, is exceptionally strong particularly in a spectacular and believable recreation of the evacuation at Dunkirk. This is a war propaganda film, designed to encourage the USA to join the war in Europe - but it is not cloyingly over patriotic. And there are some very original moments - look at the scene where Power wakes up and doesn't know where he is. The camera stays in extreme close-up on his face for a long time, so we don't know where he is either. We see him go through fear and bewilderment as we hear strange sounds. Finally his face relaxes and the camera pulls back to reveal...well I don't want to spoil it for you, but this is a very strong directorial decision. Henry King is to be praised.

You'll enjoy this film.

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