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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

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


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Approved | See all certifications »
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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
(uncredited)
Music by William Steffe
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Swastika Patch
12 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

One of my favorite moments from this film is early on when an Osage chief, who's talking to a man he just gave a trophy to, asks him why they changed patches to the Thunderbird, and the man shows the old patch, which was a swastika. The man tells the chief, "Hitler took it." The chief says, "Hitler? Oh, crazy man. You take it back son." I understand if you can find an original 45th Division Swastika patch, it's very valuable. I also wish we knew who the chief was. And, the Osages did use their language in real life to confound the Germans. Just so our friend who spoke of the Navajos knows. This is a great flick, and if it's ever on video, get it.


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