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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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27 November 1952 (USA)  »

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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: In case anybody happens to ask you, Sherman was right.
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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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