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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STRONG Brave Men Flying In The Face Of Death That We May LIVE
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This movie broke all box office records for Republic Pictures by a large margin and was one of the top grossing movies of the year. 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 Blackie has been shot down and killed
... C'mon, fellas, you can't pin this on me! If Blackie hadn't opened his chute so soon, it wouldn't have happened!
Maybe if you'd followed Blackie down, it wouldn't have happened, either! You were nearest to him, and you were in the clear. What happened?
...A Mitsi got in my way.
I guess it's easier to see 500 bucks than a pal of yours in trouble.
Battle Hymn of the Republic
Music by William Steffe
Played as background at the end See more