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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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(story "The Forgotten Heroes of Korea"), (story "The Case of the Blind Pilot") (as Commander Harry A. Burns USN) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

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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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M-G-M presents the heroic story of what happened to the MEN OF THE FIGHTING LADY 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

When the squadron leader ejects early in the movie, the scene switches to a slow motion shot of an actual ejection. The plane is all silver and most definitely not a black F9F Navy Panther jet. See more »

Quotes

Lt. Comdr. Ted Dodson: [Talking to Lt. Cmdr. Grayson] There are no heroes this time. And no Ernie Pyles to write about 'em. This isn't a war. Haven't you heard? It's a 'police action'. And nobody back home wants to read about it.
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Featured in Midway (1976) See more »

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Symphony No. 8 in B Minor (The Unfinished)
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Written by Franz Schubert
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23 May 2003 | by (Muskogee OK) – See all my reviews

An average war action film about Navy pilots on a U.S. aircraft carrier during the Korean War. A very good cast that barely gains full throttle. The players include: Van Johnson, Walter Pidgeon, Frank Lovejoy, Keenan Wynn, Robert Horton, and Louis Calhern. And a cameo by six year old Jerry Mathers. A couple of tense scenes during this 79 minute film; but nothing real outstanding.


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