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


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27 November 1952 (USA)  »

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Les diables de l'Oklahoma  »

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1.37 : 1
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Sgt. Mike Braggart: [in a letter to his wife] You know those trick diets you used to go on, Lou? "Mike," you would say, "reducing is murder." Baby, our orders was to reduce enemy installations. That kind of reducing IS murder.
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Soundtracks

Battle Hymn of the Republic
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Music by William Steffe
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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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