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Director:
Writers:
Moss Hart (play)
Moss Hart (screenplay)
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Release Date:
22 December 1944 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
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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Cast

  (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)

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)
 
Stunts
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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Runtime:
USA:130 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
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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Soundtrack:
The Army Air Corps SongSee more »

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6 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Still a classic, 20 November 2004
Author: btillman63 from Arizona

As has been noted, this is one wartime film that got it right. Apart from the accurate depiction of army flight training, WV probably remains the only movie featuring the Consolidated B-24. A flight instructor who helped with the film reports that most of the cast got along well with the supporting officers and men, the exception being Edmund O'Brien. While filming an engine-start sequence he noted the usual "fire guard" with the extinguisher and became exceedingly nervous. Finally he "abandoned ship" and refused to proceed with the shot. Considering that his performance was witnessed by genuine airmen, let alone some combat veterans, EO's stock plummeted on base.

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