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The Fighting Lady (1944)

The film follows the WWII exploits of the Essex-class aircraft carrier USS Yorktown (CV-10) (unidentified in the film), in its first major operations following its commissioning in 1943. ... See full summary »

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(as Commander Edward J Steichen USNR), (uncredited)

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(narration written by) (as John Stuart Martin), (narration written by)
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Cast

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Narrator (voice) (as Lieut Robert Taylor USNR)
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Joseph J. Clark ...
Himself (as Jocko)
Dixie Kiefer ...
Himself (as Dixie)
G.E. Lowe ...
Himself
John S. McCain ...
Himself
John Meehan ...
Himself
E.T. Stover ...
Himself
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The film follows the WWII exploits of the Essex-class aircraft carrier USS Yorktown (CV-10) (unidentified in the film), in its first major operations following its commissioning in 1943. The life of the crew is documented from July 1943 to June 1944, from its passage through the Panama Canal through assaults on Marcus, Kwajalein, Truk and Tinian Islands, and culminating with the Battle of the Philippine Sea. Spectacular 16mm Kodachrome footage of combat operations and naval aviation is prominent throughout. Written by scgary66

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A DRAMA OF THE PACIFIC! (original print ad - all caps) See more »


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15 August 1945 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Le combattant  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

In the scene of a strafing mission against the Japanese-held island of Truk, one of the figures seen running for cover is an American POW. According to his autobiography, that prisoner was Maj. Gregory H. 'Pappy' Boyington, the highest-scoring U.S. Marine pilot of the war, who had been shot down a few months before in the Solomon Islands. See more »

Quotes

Narrator: [commenting on the Japanese pilots] These little monkeys are fancy fliers.
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Crazy Credits

Most of the credits appear as if they had been typed out on a teletype machine. See more »

Connections

Features Home in Indiana (1944) See more »

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I'd love to get a copy ....
4 August 2000 | by (California) – See all my reviews

First saw this when I was 9 years old. All I remember is the color film in the gun cameras and all the action. Sad to see that the movie isn't even listed in most data bases (thanks IMDb)!

Does anyone know how to locate a copy of this film?


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