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Dragonfly Squadron (1954)

 -  War  -  21 March 1954 (USA)
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A Korean War film with a secondary plot of the training of South Korean pilots, to fly fighters in air defense, by American Air Force instructors,led by Major Brady, a famed and ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview:
John Hodiak ...
Maj. Matthew Brady
Barbara Britton ...
Donna Cottrell
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Dr. Stephen Cottrell
Jess Barker ...
Dixon
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Capt. MacIntyre
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Capt. Warnowski
Harry Lauter ...
Capt. Vedders
Pamela Duncan ...
Anne Taylor
...
Capt. Wyler
John Lupton ...
Capt. Woody Taylor
Benson Fong ...
Capt. Liehtse
Dick Simmons ...
Col. Wolf Schuller (as Richard Simmons)
John Hedloe ...
Capt. Wycoff
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A Korean War film with a secondary plot of the training of South Korean pilots, to fly fighters in air defense, by American Air Force instructors,led by Major Brady, a famed and skilled-but-grounded pilot, assigned to the Kongku base. Once there he meets again Donna Cottrell (Barbara Britton), whom he was about to marry a year ago until she learned that she wasn't the widow she thought she was. Her husband (Bruce Bennett), had been a prisoner and wasn't dead, and showed up before the wedding and more or less put a damper on the whole proceedings. He is the base doctor and also keeps a wary eye on his wife and Brady. Not a bad idea considering the short period of grief she went through, after being informed he was dead, before heading for the altar with Brady. But Bruce Bennet, as was par for the course for characters Bennett usually played, does the right thing and gets himself blown up by an enemy bomb (and is certified real dead this time), thereby ensuring the two top-billed ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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21 March 1954 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Kampfstaffel Feuerdrachen  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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Released on blu-ray in 2014 in 3-D, by Olive Films, restored by Bob Furmanek of the 3D Achive. See more »

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10 August 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Clichéd, trite, stereotyped. Also, in the copy I saw, almost unwatchably fuzzy- the 3D showing through, perhaps? But the worst bit is the splicing in of stock footage of vaguely relevant bits of hardware. One expects all tanks in movies of this era to be American, but seeing good 'ol all American boys being shelled by a Sherman still jars. But the funniest errors are in the aircraft. Four US jet fighters (P-80's) twice become piston engined P-51's in close up, for example. But best of all a strafing enemy "Yak/Russian" fighter with a piston engine (and a devilish oriental pilot in close up) becomes a jet-powered P-80 (which only the US used) dropping napalm before reverting to a piston engine for the rest of the attack. Masters of disguise, evidently. On the interpersonal front watch for almost every 50's cliché, including "but I had to go back to him, he's wonderful", "I'm a hard-bitten infantryman", "you ran away, you coward", and probably if you look hard enough someone in a flying saucer. Not watchable. Can I have that bit of my life back, please?


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