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Flat Top (1952)

 -  War | Drama  -  26 October 1952 (USA)
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Group Commander Dan Collier, on an aircraft carrier in Korean waters during the Korean War, starts to think back to the rough days of the air-war against Japan during World War II, when he ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
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Cmdr. Dan Collier
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Lt. (j.g.) Joe Rodgers
William Phipps ...
Red Kelley (as Bill Phipps)
John Bromfield ...
Ens. Snakehips McKay
Keith Larsen ...
Ens. Barney Smith / Barney Oldfield
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Ens. Longfellow
Todd Karns ...
Judge
Phyllis Coates ...
Dorothy Collier
Dave Willock ...
Willie
Walter Coy ...
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Group Commander Dan Collier, on an aircraft carrier in Korean waters during the Korean War, starts to think back to the rough days of the air-war against Japan during World War II, when he was in the same squadron. In flashbacks, he recalls the arrival of the squadron, led by Executive Officer Joe Rodgers, and the campaigns in which the squadron participated and its desperate fight for survival prior to the climax of the war. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Aguilas de la armada  »

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The film premiered on Armistice Day (Nov. 11) of 1952 in the harbor of San Diego (CA) aboard the USS Princeton, on which the film was mostly shot. See more »

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The pilots left the carrier in F4U Corsairs, and the first mission showed ordinance dropped by SB2C Helldivers and the landings were done showing F4F Wildcats with the 'after-landing' unmistakable wing-folding characteristic feature of the Wildcat. Some plane-to-plane shots showed the silhouette of the F4F very clearly. See more »

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Flat Movie
12 October 2005 | by (Munich, Germany) – See all my reviews

This is a rather run-of-the-mill War movie on board an American flat top in the Pacific against the Japs. Definitely not in the class of "A wing and a prayer" or "Tora, Tora, Tora" and, without much background footage, even not up to the mediocre Midway. Education under fire with an as always impressing Sterling Hayden, not much else. Definitely a B-Movie under war movies issued during this area. Consumer commodity stuff not, if you want action, look at the above mentioned movies, if you want it along with history, choose Victory at Sea. Five out of Ten at best for the dogfight at the very end. Actually difficult to crunch out ten lines for this, isn't it.


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