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Flying Fortress (1942)

 -  Drama | Romance | War  -  5 December 1942 (USA)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Richard Greene ...
James 'Jim Spence Jr.
Carla Lehmann ...
Sydney Kelly
Betty Stockfeld ...
Lady DeBorah 'Debbie' Ottershaw (as Betty Stockfield)
Donald Stewart ...
Mr. William 'Sky' Kelly
Basil Radford ...
Captain Wilkinson
Charles Heslop ...
Herrington
Sidney King ...
Lord 'Squeakum' Ottershaw
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Drama written in flames and told with the staccato of canon-fire! See more »

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Drama | Romance | War

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5 December 1942 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Flygande fästningar  »

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(RCA Sound)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The heroic engine repair shown in the movie was based on an actual event. A Royal New Zealand Air Force pilot, Sergeant James Allen Ward, earned the Victoria Cross after he climbed onto the wing of his airplane on 7 July 1941 to smother the burning engine. See more »

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Sub-par and inept aviation story is dull going...
17 January 2006 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

Routine script, cardboard performances and a plot that is almost invisible gives one no excuse for recommending this RAF aviation drama of wartime England.

Dimpled matinée idol RICHARD GREENE is incapable of stirring up any interest in what little plot there is. He's not entirely to blame since his role is extremely underwritten and devoid of any character. For those fascinated by glimpses of the Flying Fortresses in action, so be it. Actual bombing footage is about all the film offers in the way of any visual excitement.

This is no more than a shabby programmer masquerading as an A movie at a time when these sort of stories about aviators on bombing missions over Germany were done with much more style and attention to detailed performances. None of the characters are anyone you could care about.

The romance is clumsily handled and except for a few scenes of an actual bombing mission at the end, there is nothing to distinguish it from dozens of other routine service films.

As a drama dealing with the RAF, it is inept and weak in characters and plot line.


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