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Task Force (1949)

 -  Drama | War  -  31 March 1950 (Finland)
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As he is retiring, Jonathon Scott reminisces about his long Navy career and the development of the role of the aircraft carrier from the early 20s.

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Jonathan L. Scott
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Mary Morgan
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McKinney
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Pete Richard
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Barbara McKinney
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McCluskey
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Captain Reeves
Stanley Ridges ...
Sen. Bentley
John Ridgely ...
Dixie Rankin
Richard Rober ...
Lt. Jack Southern
Art Baker ...
Sen. Vincent
Moroni Olsen ...
Adm. Ames
Ray Montgomery ...
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Harlan Warde ...
Timmy Kissell
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On the day of his retirement, Rear Admiral Jonathan L. Scott reflects on his role in introducing aircraft carriers to the U.S. Navy. After World War I, there was a general downsizing of the military. There were only limited opportunities to create a carrier-bound air capability. The aircraft were not designed specifically for landing on a flat top and several death occur during training. Over the years however, Scott is one of several men who pursue their dream of aircraft carriers and aircraft specifically designed for that purpose. Their worth is proved in World War II at the Battle of Midway and throughout the war. Written by garykmcd

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31 March 1950 (Finland)  »

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A Última Batalha  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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The entire film is in black and white except for the last 18 minutes which were shot in color. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning, as Scott leaves his ship, he boards the transport boat on its starboard side, in an area which is separated physically from port. Yet an instant later, when the POV switches to the transport looking back toward the ship, he's now on the port side. See more »

Quotes

Jonathan L. Scott: Tyrn that record over.
McCluskey: You can't get a girl out of your mind by turning a record over.
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References A Farewell to Arms (1932) See more »

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Breezin' Along With the Breeze
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Music by Richard A. Whiting
Lyrics by Seymour Simons and Haven Gillespie
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Task Force is Up to Par ***1/2
8 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Gary Cooper and Jane Wyatt shine in this 1949 film about the history of aviation in warfare.

The picture begins in 1922 when carriers were just getting started. The picture is at its best when we see the early American isolationism that evolved after World War 1.

Gary Cooper is in fine form as the pilot who is banished to Panama for stepping on too many toes for his pro-carrier beliefs. Jane Wyatt plays a woman who loses her husband during a practice run and marries Cooper later on.

The last 20 minutes of the film is shown in Technicolor under the admirable direction of Natalie Kalmus, a person used Technicolor so vibrantly in the films of the late 1930s and 1940s as well. The battle scenes are quite authentic and this picture serves well as a tribute to our fighting forces during World War 11.


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