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Flat Top (1952)

Approved | | Drama, War | 26 October 1952 (USA)
During the Korean War, aboard the U.S.S. Princeton, Navy Commander Dan Collier reminisces about his first assignment on the same aircraft carrier in the war against Japan.

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Cmdr. Dan Collier
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Lt. (j.g.) Joe Rodgers
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Red Kelley (as Bill Phipps)
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Ens. Snakehips McKay
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Judge
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Dorothy Collier
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Willie
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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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Bombshell story of the Navy's Hell-Divers ... scorching the Pacific skies !

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26 October 1952 (USA)  »

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Aguilas de la armada  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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'The Los Angeles Times' announced in July 1951 that this movie was going to be filmed in Canada. The picture did not end up shooting in Canada. See more »

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Near the end of the first attack sequence an insect can briefly be seen crawling in the close-up shot on the glass canopy of a "flying" aircraft. See more »

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Flat Movie
12 October 2005 | by 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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