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Thunderbirds (1952)

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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 overview, first billed only:
Lt. Gil Hackett
Pvt. Tom McCreery (as John Barrymore Jr.)
Mona Freeman ...
Lt. Ellen Henderson
Gene Evans ...
Sgt. Mike Braggart
Eileen Christy ...
Mary Caldwell
Lt. John McCreery
Sgt. Durkee
Wally Cassell ...
Pfc. Sam Jacobs
Ben Cooper ...
Calvin Jones
Scott Elliott ...
Keith Watson (as Robert Neil)
Pvt. Wes Shelby
Armando Silvestre ...
Cpl. Ralph Mogay
Benny Baker ...
Pvt. Charles Klassen
Norman Budd ...
Pvt. Lou Radtke
Mrs. Jones


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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They had nothing to lose but their lives...and they knew it! See more »


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Release Date:

27 November 1952 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Les diables de l'Oklahoma  »

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(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Lt. John McCreery: In case anybody happens to ask you, Sherman was right.
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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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