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Lon McCallister ...
Francis William 'Frankie' Davis (as Pvt. Lon McCallister)
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Irving Miller (as Sgt. Edmond O'Brien)
Jane Ball ...
Jane Preston
Mark Daniels ...
Alan William Ross (as Sgt. Mark Daniels)
Jo-Carroll Dennison ...
Dorothy Ross
Don Taylor ...
Danny 'Pinkie' Scariano (as Cpl. Don Taylor)
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Ruth Miller
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Doctor (as Cpl. Lee Cobb)
Peter Lind Hayes ...
O'Brien (as T/Sgt. Peter Lind Hayes)
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Whitey / Andrews Sister (as Cpl. Red Buttons)
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Robert Edward 'Bobby' Crills (as Cpl. Barry Nelson)
Rune Hultman ...
Dave Anderson (as Sgt. Rune Hultman)
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Capt. McIntyre (as Cpl. Garry Merrill)
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Lt. Thompson (as Sgt. George Reeves)
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Pinky Scariano, Allan Ross, and Frankie Davis all join the Army Air Forces with hopes of becoming pilots. In training, they meet and become pals with Bobby Grills and Irving Miller, and the five struggle through the rigid training and grueling tests involved in becoming pilots. Not all of them succeed, and tragedy awaits for some. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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22 December 1944 (USA)  »

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Cita en los cielos  »

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Bette Davis has claimed to have a bit role in this film. Despite the presence of future husband Gary Merrill, she does not appear and evidently confused the title with "Shining Victory" in which she did appear in a bit role. See more »

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Featured in 20th Century-Fox: The First 50 Years (1997) See more »

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Spirit of the Air Corps
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A cadet tells it like it is!
13 April 2002 | by (Florida U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

This movie gets it right. As a former USAF Aviation Cadet, I can tell you this movie has it all. The tedium of the application process. The waiting for word. The joy of acceptance. The worry about making it through the course. The sorrow of watching one's buddies (perhaps the best of them) wash out. The anguish of paying the ultimate price - the death of fellow student airmen. The glory of graduation. Always the flying, the flying, the flying. Many are called but few are chosen. We did for pay what we would have eagerly paid to do. Later, a lifetime of flying fighters and close air support aircraft. Living through combat in Viet Nam but always with the foundation gained in the Aviation Cadet Corps.


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