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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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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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Approved | See all certifications »
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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

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

The number of the carrier changes depending on the scene. Sometimes the jets take off from the carrier Oriskany, CV-34, and sometimes from Antietam, CV-36. Also, when Commander Grayson is brought back from the water by helicopter, the number on the "island" on the background is for the Princeton, CV-37. See more »

Quotes

Comdr. Kent Dowling: [Greeting visiting author James Michener] You know, until I read your book "Tales of the South Pacific", I didn't know what a wonderful time I had in World War Two.
James A. Michener: Neither did I until Rodgers and Hammerstein set it to music.
Comdr. Kent Dowling: Why didn't you stop while you were ahead? Even Shakespeare couldn't make this dirty little war romantic.
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Connections

Featured in Midway (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

Symphony No. 8 in B Minor (The Unfinished)
(uncredited)
Written by Franz Schubert
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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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