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Pat Talbot's disc identifies him as member of the Eagle Squadron. The Eagle Squadrons were RAF squadrons comprised of US pilots. There were three squadrons, nos 71, 121 and 133, formed in September 1940, May 1941 and July 1941 respectively. In 1942, the three squadrons were turned over to the USAAF. See more »
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World War II story about a spoiled Frenchwoman (Joan Crawford) whose patriotism is stirred by Nazi invasion. She's married to industrialist Philip Dorn, who she comes to believe is a Nazi collaborator. She meets downed American pilot John Wayne and helps him. Sparks inevitably fly. Joan gives it her best but she's a little miscast. For starters, there are repeated references to her beauty throughout the film but those days were way past Joan by 1942. She was 37 and looks older. Wayne is miscast as well and has no chemistry with Joan. The Nazis are well-represented here with some fine actors playing heavies: Ernst Deutsch, Howard Da Silva, and John Carradine. J. Edward Bromberg has a small but amusing role as French policeman.
This is not a bad movie. Just that it could have been so much better with different leads. Mainly of note today as the only film Joan and Duke made together. It's definitely a Joan movie more than a John Wayne one. Though the movie has the expected polish of an MGM film of the time, it's not one of director Jules Dassin's best. Ava Gardner has an uncredited tiny part as a shopgirl. Fans of John Wayne and Joan Crawford will definitely want to check it out.
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