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Director:
Writers:
Darrell Ware (screenplay) and
Karl Tunberg (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
9 February 1942 (Sweden) See more »
Genre:
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 » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. See more »
User Reviews:
Propaganda piece 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)

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)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The "Hollywood Reporter"'s news articles reported that this film's stars, Betty Grable and Tyrone Power, attended its Hollywood premiere at Grauman's Chinese Theater, where an estimated 10,000 people watched.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Baker gets into his Spitfire it carries the squadron code 'LO', but the shots of the Spitfires taking off show them with the code 'SH' (used by 64 Squadron) and shots in the air show the code has returned to 'LO'.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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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Blue, White and Perfect (1942)See more »
Soundtrack:
These Foolish ThingsSee more »

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6 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Propaganda piece, 13 July 2006
Author: nnnn45089191 from Norway

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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