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Flight Lieutenant (1942)

 -  Drama  -  9 July 1942 (USA)
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A disgraced pilot determines to regain the respect of both his son, now a test pilot for the Army, and the men he once flew with.

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A disgraced pilot determines to regain the respect of both his son, now a test pilot for the Army, and the men he once flew with.

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Flying like angels! Fighting like demons! Loving like men!

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The Family That Flies Together
17 July 2007 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Flight Lieutenant finds Pat O'Brien as a disgraced former flier who brings up his son under an assumed name and the kid grows up to be Glenn Ford. As these kind of films go, of course the son develops an interest in flying and joins the Army Air Corps.

Wouldn't you know it, Ford falls for Evelyn Keyes who's daughter of the guy that got O'Brien cashiered from the army. Now if you can't predict where this one is going you haven't seen too many of these old aviation flicks.

The film has some nice aerial sequences and fans of the vintage planes will enjoy seeing it. Normally I'm a sentimental fellow, but Flight Lieutenant was just a bit too sappy for me. And I'm a fan of both O'Brien and Ford.

There is a nice performance by Frank Puglia as the priest who's parish is located near the ramshackle airline in South America where O'Brien works. By the way if the sets look familiar I think they were used three years earlier in Only Angels Have Wings.

I wouldn't be recommending Flight Lieutenant for other than aviation fans and Pat O'Brien and Glenn Ford fans.


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