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Men of the Fighting Lady (1954)

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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 army 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
Frank Lovejoy ...
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
Dick Simmons ...
Lt. Wayne Kimbrell
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Storyline

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 army 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

Certificate:

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Release Date:

16 December 1954 (Portugal)  »

Also Known As:

Panther Squadron  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

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(Anscocolor)

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1.75 : 1
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Trivia

After Van Johnson brings in a blind pilot and lands safely on the carrier, he mutters "I should have found a home in the Army". In Battleground (1949), he mutters "I found a home in the Army". See more »

Goofs

Frank Lovejoy's bail out scene includes an inset of what appears to be a F-94, a later development of the F 80, being shown in a ejection seat test. See more »

Quotes

Comdr. Kent Dowling: [Narrating, talking about the assembled carrier pilots] They know there are no answers as to why they're here. They've been told that it's a "police action", which makes them cops. And others have told them that they're containing a blaze, which makes them firemen. All they know is they're buying time... now and then paying with a life.
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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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