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Thunderbirds (1952)

Approved  |   |  Drama, Romance, War  |  27 November 1952 (USA)
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An Oklahoma National Guard unit, comprised mainly of Native Americans, is called up for duty at the start of World War II.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Lt. Gil Hackett
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Pvt. Tom McCreery (as John Barrymore Jr.)
Mona Freeman ...
Lt. Ellen Henderson
Gene Evans ...
Sgt. Mike Braggart
Eileen Christy ...
Mary Caldwell
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Lt. John McCreery
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Sgt. Durkee
Wally Cassell ...
Pfc. Sam Jacobs
Ben Cooper ...
Calvin Jones
Scott Elliott ...
Keith Watson (as Robert Neil)
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Pvt. Wes Shelby
Armando Silvestre ...
Cpl. Ralph Mogay
Benny Baker ...
Pvt. Charles Klassen
Norman Budd ...
Pvt. Lou Radtke
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Mrs. Jones
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An Oklahoma National Guard unit, comprised mainly of Native Americans, is called up for duty at the start of World War II.

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The Fighting Thunderbirds,,,AND THE GALS WHO LOVE 'EM! See more »

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Drama | Romance | War

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27 November 1952 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Les diables de l'Oklahoma  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Chief Whitedeer: [looking at the new division arm patch] Thunderbird, bringer of rain. It is new. Why you change it?
Cpl. Ralph Mogay: I have the old one.
[close-up of Mogay holding the old swastika patch the division had used before]
Cpl. Ralph Mogay: Hitler took our sign.
Chief Whitedeer: Hitler? Oh, the crazy man. You take it back, son.
Cpl. Ralph Mogay: Maybe we will, soon.
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America, the Beautiful
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Music by Samuel A. Ward
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need copy for museum
25 February 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I agree with comments from DILO-1. DILO-1 should contact me by email so that we can arrange a copy of this film "Thunderbirds (1952) for the 45th Infantry Division museum. I saw this movie when it was originally released, and it motivated me to join the Oklahoma National Guard and the 45th Infantry Division which returned from the Korean War at that time. There are periodic reunions for veterans of this Division, and I am sure that all of the members would like to see the film. The 45th (brigade sized, now) is currently on active duty in Afganistan. It is a shame that the History channel could not be more proactive in obtaining historical films of this type. lovingtheclassics.com is a source for DVD.


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