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Thunderbirds (1952)

Approved | | Adventure, Drama, Romance | 27 November 1952 (USA)
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.)
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Lt. Ellen Henderson
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Sgt. Mike Braggart
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Mary Caldwell
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Lt. John McCreery
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Sgt. Durkee
Wally Cassell ...
Pfc. Sam Jacobs
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Calvin Jones
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Keith Watson (as Robert Neil)
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Pvt. Wes Shelby
Armando Silvestre ...
Cpl. Ralph Mogay
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Pvt. Charles Klassen
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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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THESE ARE THE KIDS WHO WON A MAN-SIZED WAR AND WERE NEVER LONELY, WHEREVER THEY WERE! See more »


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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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Quotes

Lt. John McCreery: We need live soldiers, Tom, not dead heroes.
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Soundtracks

Battle Hymn of the Republic
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Music by William Steffe
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Great WW2 movie
23 December 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have seen this movie on 16mm film, because I own a copy I have NEVER seen this title on TV, Cable or on VHS/DVD. Can somebody PLEASE tell me why? Even in Review books on movies the story, is wrong. Most movie books tell about aviators before World War Two and it is actually about an Oklahoma National guard unit called up for active at the start of the war. I have made several inquiries to Turner Classic movies and have received nothing back when I asked about this movie. I have also tried to Contact Republic Pictures Corporation but it seems they are out of business. This film is produced by Herbert Yates, the same producer who did The Sands of Iwo Jima. Please, I would like to save this film for future Generations to enjoy.


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