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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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Cast

Complete credited 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
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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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

Certificate:

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Release Date:

16 December 1954 (Portugal)  »

Also Known As:

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 Ensign Schechter makes his landing on the carrier deck after being guided in by Lt. Thayer, his plane changes from a Grumman F9-F Panther just before touchdown to what appears to be a North American FJ-1 Fury (straight-wing Naval version of the F-86 Sabre). 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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Featured in The Hunt for Red October (1990) See more »

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Wings of Gold
(uncredited)
Music by Joseph F. Hewitt and Guy E. Wyatt
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Good action, sentiment, but a little trite
10 February 2003 | by (Colorado) – See all my reviews

Surprisingly enough, most of the action scenes were from real wartime footage which is incorporated very well, its reality adds to the suspense instead of subtracting. The fact that James Michener is one of the characters makes it more interesting, but there's just too much talk about bravery and duty to make this film really shine. Well worth watching, good stars, but not above the routine.


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