Jim Gordon commands a unit of the famed Flying Tigers, the American Volunteer Group which fought the Japanese in China before America's entry into World War II. Gordon must send his outnumbered band of fighter pilots out against overwhelming odds while juggling the disparate personalities and problems of his fellow flyers. In particular, he must handle the difficulties created by a reckless hot-shot pilot named Woody Jason, who not only wants to fight a one-man war but to waltz off with Gordon's girlfriend. Written by
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NUNCA COMO HASTA AHORA SE FILMO LA GUERRA EL EL AIRE TAN CRUENTA, TAN REAL, TAN VIOLENTA! (original Argentine poster - all caps)
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Did You Know?
The "Tiger Shark" teeth and eyes painted on the noses of the planes were there for psychological reasons. It was believed that the Japanese, coming from a sea-faring nation, would be frightened of being attacked by sharks. There is no word on whether it had any effect. See more
When Woody takes off in the unarmed ship the rudder of his plane is shown being shot to pieces by a Japanese plane. In the rest of the sequence, the dive and the final landing, the rudder is undamaged. See more
[after Woody joins a sortie against Jim's orders, in a fighter without ammo or a radio, and gets himself shot down
Where do you think you are, with some broken-down flying circus?
Aw, it would've been a cinch; I was ridin' the murder-spot right above those Jap bombers! If I had ammo, I'd have blown them clear out of China!
Instead, you wasted a good ship!
Hey, you talk like that crate's more important than me.
I can't afford to lose planes OR pilots...
It's like I told you earlier, Pappy: All I...
Battle Hymn of the Republic
Music by William Steffe
Played as background at the end See more