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God Is My Co-Pilot (1945)

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Robert L. Scott has dreamed his whole life of being a fighter pilot, but when war comes he finds himself flying transport planes over The Hump into China. In China, he persuades General ... See full summary »



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Credited cast:
John Ridgely ...
Stanley Ridges ...
Warren Douglas ...
Bob Neale
Mark Stevens ...
Sgt. Baldridge (as Stephen Richards)
Charles Smith ...
Pvt. Motley
Minor Watson ...
Col. Caleb V. Haynes
Richard Loo ...
Tokyo Joe
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Addison Richards ...
(scenes deleted)
Donald Woods ...
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Robert L. Scott has dreamed his whole life of being a fighter pilot, but when war comes he finds himself flying transport planes over The Hump into China. In China, he persuades General Chennault to let him fly with the famed Flying Tigers, the heroic band of airmen who'd been fighting the Japanese long before Pearl Harbor. Scott gets his chance to fight, ultimately engaging in combat with the deadly Japanese pilot known as Tokyo Joe. Written by Jim Beaver <>

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A Mão Que nos Guia  »

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Actor Richard Loo who plays the notorious "Tokyo Joe" in this film was also in Republic's 1942 opus "Flying Tigers" as Dr. Tsing who was staff physician for the AVG. See more »


After Scott arrives in Kunming, one of the Tigers refers to his aircraft as a DC-3. In reality he would have called it a C-47; DC-3 was the civilian designation for the airplane. See more »


Big Mike Harrigan: [Last lines] They who had scorned the thought of any strength except their own to lean on learned at length, how fear can sabotage the bravest heart. And human weakness, answering to the prod of terror, calls: "Help us, O God." Then silence lets the silent voice be heard, bringing its message like a spoken word, "Believe. Believe in me. Cast out your fear. Oh, I am not up there beyond the sky, but here, right here in your heart. I am the strength you seek. Believe."... And they believed.
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Referenced in Cheers: Fear Is My Co-Pilot (1986) See more »

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A Great War movie based on a Great book.
30 March 2004 | by (Kentucky) – See all my reviews

God is my Co-Pilot is one of the best War Movies ever made. This movie was not available on Video for a while, and it was after fans have been screaming for it to come out on Video that it was finally released. Dennis Morgan plays Col. Robert Lee Scott, an Army Pilot who was looking for combat duty in World War II. He ends up in China with The Flying Tigers and flies with them on numerous missions. Richard Loo as "Tokyo Joe", a big mouth, over confident Japanese Fighter Pilot who communicates with his enemies over the radio and welcomes any chance to clash with Scott. This movie may not be as accurate as the book but it still a great movie with great combat scenes with P-40s and T-6 Texans as Japanese Zeros.

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