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Dragonfly Squadron (1954)

Approved | | Drama, War | 21 March 1954 (USA)
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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Maj. Matthew Brady
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Donna Cottrell
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Dr. Stephen Cottrell
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Dixon
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Anne Taylor
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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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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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3D experience
26 March 2016 | by (Barcelona) – See all my reviews

Although it is always good news the edition of classic 3D movies this one happens to be so bore that not even the 3D raises it up. All roles are quite flat and unidimensional. The love story is uninteresting and unnecessary. The film plot should be about new pilots' training and frankly this is hardly seen, although may have been the main focus of interest. Fess Parker and Chuck Connors (among the best of the film) do appear in small roles. So in the end the best thing about this movie is 3D: although there are not special effects -not even great aircraft fights- the restoration makes it bright and gives us an ultimate approximation to those years' stereoscopic experience.


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