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Men of the Fighting Lady (1954)

Approved | | Drama, War | 16 December 1954 (Portugal)
A famous writer visits an aircraft carrier during the Korean war to learn more about it and the way it's run. He also gets to find out more about the Navy and Marine aviators themselves, their internal and external conflicts and dangers of their job.

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Lt. (jg) Howard Thayer
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Comdr. Kent Dowling
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James A. Michener
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Ensign Kenneth Schechter
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Lt. Comdr. Ted Dodson
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Lt. Comdr. Paul Grayson
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Ensign Neil Conovan
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Lt. (jg) Andrew Szymanski
Lewis Martin ...
Comdr. Michael Coughlin
George Cooper ...
Cyril Roberts
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Lt. Wayne Kimbrell
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A famous writer visits an aircraft carrier during the Korean war to learn more about it and the way it's run. He also gets to find out more about the Navy and Marine aviators themselves, their internal and external conflicts and dangers of their job.

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TORN OUT OF A TORTURED SKY! (original print ad - all caps) See more »

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Drama | War

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16 December 1954 (Portugal)  »

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Panther Squadron  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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(Anscocolor)

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1.75 : 1
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Trivia

Filmed aboard the CV-34, U.S.S. Oriskany. See more »

Goofs

The ejection sequence is not an F9F but a T-33 during testing of the original ejection seat. See more »

Quotes

Lt. Howard Thayer: It's not what you say, Ken, it's what you do.
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Featured in The Hunt for Red October (1990) See more »

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Silent Night
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Music by Franz Gruber
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I knew the man
27 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was one of the few enlisted personal to be around Lt.Commander Grayson while we we're station at N.A.A.S. Chase field in Beeville,Tx from 1955-1957, I feel Frank Lovejoy played the part rather well, although Grayson was a might more demanding then was portrayed in the movie. When Kennan Wyan (Dobson) complained that 200 ft was to low for a strike,was funny,because Grayson would do barrel rolls at 100 ft.I think the movie was good and would love to find a DVD/VHF. The cast was great in the supporting role of the activity that went on around Grayson. I never knew Grayson to drink but then I didn't know him that well. Again Frank Lovejoy was "Stern", to the point and most of showed the courage and leadership of the "Man I Knew"


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