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Release Date:
22 December 1944 (USA) See more »
Pinky Scariano, Allan Ross, and Frankie Davis all join the Army Air Forces with hopes of becoming pilots... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Lon McCallister ... Francis William 'Frankie' Davis (as Pvt. Lon McCallister)

Jeanne Crain ... Helen

Edmond O'Brien ... 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)

Judy Holliday ... Ruth Miller

Lee J. Cobb ... Doctor (as Cpl. Lee Cobb)
Peter Lind Hayes ... O'Brien (as T/Sgt. Peter Lind Hayes)

Red Buttons ... Whitey / Andrews Sister (as Cpl. Red Buttons)

Barry Nelson ... Robert Edward 'Bobby' Crills (as Cpl. Barry Nelson)
Rune Hultman ... Dave Anderson (as Sgt. Rune Hultman)

Gary Merrill ... Capt. McIntyre (as Cpl. Garry Merrill)

George Reeves ... Lt. Thompson (as Sgt. George Reeves)
George Petrie ... Barker (as Pfc. George Petrie)

Alfred Ryder ... Milhauser (as Pfc. Alfred Ryder)

Karl Malden ... Adams (as Cpl. Karl Malden)
Martin Ritt ... Gleason (as Pfc. Martin Ritt)
George Humbert ... Mr. Scariano
Harry Lewis ... Cadet Peter Clark (as Cpl. Harry Lewis)
Henry Rowland ... Flight Surgeon (as Cpl. Henry Rowland)
Sascha Brastoff ... Carmen Miranda (as S/Sgt. Sascha Brastoff)
Archie Robbins ... Master of ceremonies (as Cpl. Archie Robbins)
Jack Slate ... Andrews Sister (as Cpl. Jack Slate)
Henry Slate ... Andrews Sister (as Cpl. Henry Slate)
Alan Baxter ... Maj. Halper
Geraldine Wall ... Mrs. Ross
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Eugene B. Nelson ... Chorus member
Jerry Adler ... Sid Green - Harmonica Player (uncredited)
Keith Andes ... Flyer (uncredited)

Don Beddoe ... Chaplain on Beach (uncredited)
Richard Benedict ... Drunken Seaman (uncredited)
Ray Bidwell ... Officer (uncredited)

Whit Bissell ... Lt. Hudson (uncredited)
Philip Bourneuf ... Col. Gibney (uncredited)
Mary Cooper ... Nurse Aldridge (uncredited)
Fred Ayres Cotton ... Chaplain Foster (uncredited)

Brad Dexter ... Jack Browning (uncredited)
Tom Dillon ... David Michaelson (uncredited)
David E. Durston ... Sid Marshall (uncredited)
John Elliott ... Henry Larsen (uncredited)
Tommy Farrell ... Soldier in Audience at Camp Show (uncredited)
Gil Frye ... Henry Simpson (uncredited)
Frances Gladwin ... W.A.C. (uncredited)
Michael Harvey ... Lt. Stevens (uncredited)
Timmy Hawkins ... Irving Jr. (uncredited)
Gil Herman ... Lt. Reynolds (uncredited)
Dick Hogan ... Jimmy Gardner (uncredited)
Ade Kahn ... Man at Bar (uncredited)

Mario Lanza ... Chorus Member (uncredited)
Moyna MacGill ... Mrs. Gardner (uncredited)
William Marshall ... Major Burke (uncredited)

Kevin McCarthy ... Ronnie Meade (uncredited)
Ray McDonald ... Flyer, Dance Specialty (uncredited)
Leonard Mudie ... Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Ellanora Needles ... WAC (uncredited)
James Nolan ... Stranger on Street (uncredited)
Damian O'Flynn ... Col. Ross (uncredited)
Margaret Parmentier ... Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Carroll Riddle ... Capt. Speer (uncredited)
Anthony Ross ... Ross (uncredited)
Ralph L. Taylor ... Flight Doctor (uncredited)
Ken Terrell ... Undetermined Role (uncredited)

Richard Travis ... Officer Presiding at Flight School Graduation (uncredited)
John Tyers ... Cpl. Regan (uncredited)
Kenneth Utt ... Chorus Member (uncredited)
Sally Yarnell ... Cigarette Girl (uncredited)
Victor Sen Yung ... Lee (uncredited)

Directed by
George Cukor 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jerome Cady  uncredited
Moss Hart  play
Moss Hart  screenplay

Produced by
Darryl F. Zanuck .... producer
Original Music by
David Rose  (as Sgt. David Rose)
Cinematography by
Glen MacWilliams 
Film Editing by
Barbara McLean 
Art Direction by
Lewis H. Creber  (as Lewis Creber)
Lyle R. Wheeler  (as Lyle Wheeler)
Set Decoration by
Thomas Little 
Costume Design by
Kay Nelson 
Makeup Department
Ben Nye .... makeup artist
Guy Pearce .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Joseph C. Behm .... assistant director (as Joe Behm)
Art Department
Al Orenbach .... associate set decorator
Sound Department
Eugene Grossman .... sound
Roger Heman Sr. .... sound
Special Effects by
Fred Sersen .... special effects
Visual Effects by
Edwin Hammeras .... transparency projection shots (uncredited)
Ralph Hammeras .... miniatures (uncredited)
Edward Snyder .... transparency projection shots (uncredited)
Ken Terrell .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Irving Rosenberg .... second camera (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sam Benson .... wardrobe supervisor (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Lyman Hallowell .... apprentice editor (uncredited)
Music Department
Leonard de Paur .... choral director (as Lt. Leonard de Paur)
Maurice De Packh .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Murray Spivack .... music mixer (uncredited)
Vinton Vernon .... music mixer (uncredited)
Other crew
Harry Horner .... continuity design
James Franklin Pennington Jr. .... pilot: B-24, US Army Air Corp
Lee Strasberg .... dialogue director
May Morris .... research assistant (uncredited)
Frances C. Richardson .... research director (uncredited)

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USA:130 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Did You Know?

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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18 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Great "time machine" back in time to the real feel of aircrew trainig., 30 June 1999
Author: anonymous from Riverside, California

This movie has always been a favorite of mine since first seeing it as a 12 year old kid in 1962 when it was shown on a Los Angeles television station's "late show". The characters are very engaging from the start of the picture, and it is too bad that the movie has never been released for video tape, nor is it ever shown on television (apparently due to a prohibition by the Estate of Moss Hart, the playwright/producer/director who wrote the story and first presented it on the New York stage during WWII -- the reason for denying its showing is hard to fathom more than 50 years after it was made). I did not see the movie again for over 30 years, when someone who had actually been a major cast member of the movie was able to get me a "bootlegged" copy on VHS (poor video quality, but good audio). My memory of it was correct: it was still an engaging and fascinating movie to watch. An amazing aspect of this film is just how many of its stars, just starting out in their careers at the time 1944), went on to became either major motion picture stars or at least well-known and fully-employed actors (e.g. Judy Holliday, Edmond O'Brien, Jeanne Crain, Barry Nelson, Don Taylor, Karl Malden, Peter Lind Hayes, George "Superman") Reeves, Red Buttons, Lee J. Cobb, Kevin McCarthy, and Gary Merrill). The scenes with the B-24 Liberators are terrific, especially the close-up shots where the details of the giant (for those times) 4-engine bomber (then 18,000+ manufactured, now nearly extinct) can be seen. Good insight into the different levels of training that a pilot-cadet went through on his way to being assigned to a bomber crew (of course, VERY gender-biased as was the trend of the day: only the MEN became pilots, the women just supported them in their roles -- hardly acceptable in today's world). I hope someday it will be released onto video for a new generation to enjoy.

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