Major Chick Davis proves to the U.S. Army the superiority of high altitude precision bombing, and establishes a school for bombardiers. Training is followed in semi-documentary style, with personal dramas in subplots. The climax is a spectacular, if somewhat jingoistic, battle sequence. Written by
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See the bombing of Tokyo before your very eyes!
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The word "Hell" is drowned out with various sound effects each time an actor says it. See more
Near the end of the movie Capt. Buck Scott's (Randolph Scott) plane is shot down. As the plane is going down, the bombardier, Joe Connors (Robert Ryan), must destroy the bomb sight. In one scene, he pulls a .45 semi-auto (M1911), cocks it, and fires one shot. In a subsequent scene, he fires multiple shots but he is now shown firing a revolver. This most likely is because blanks fired from a semi-automatic generally do not have enough energy to "cycle" the weapon in order to chamber another round (thus, one shot and done). A revolver firing blanks has no such limitation. See more
Eugene L. Eubank
[Closing lines voiceover
To put out fire. That is the crusade of the bombardiers, who are already building a great American tradition - a hundred thousand strong!
Brigadier General Eugene L. Eubank is billed first because he is credited in the forward before any cast is mentioned, and he is not listed in the comprehensive end credits. See more
References Goodbye, Mr. Chips
Song of the Bombardiers
(1942) (published title)
On-screen title: "Song of the U. S. Bombardiers"
Music by M.K. Jerome
(as M. K. Jerome)
Lyrics by Jack Scholl
Played during the opening and closing credits and often in the score
Sung by the audience at the magic show See more