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... See full summary »

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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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Dick Hogan, who had played leading character Frankie Davis on Broadway, was replaced by Lon McCallister. Hogan was given a bit part as Jimmy Gardner. See more »

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

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Saw this as a kid during WWII. Why isn't it out on video?
23 March 2002 | by (Escondido, California) – See all my reviews

I saw this film as a 10 year old in Wash. D.C. during the war. I was very impressed with it to the point that I wanted to go and sign up for the Army Air Corps right then. I have yet to see it since. The film was a stepping stone for some future Hollywood stars such as Lee. J. Cobb, Red Buttons, Don Taylor, Jeanne Crain & Edmond O'Brien. I hope whatever legal hassle is holding up the release of the video will be settled before I die. This is a great film for today's youth especially in this present time of war.


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