In 1915 France, Major Brand commands the 39th Squadron of the Royal Flying Corps. The young airmen go up in bullet-riddled "crates" and the casualty rate is appalling, but Brand can't make the "brass hats" at headquarters see reason. Insubordinate air ace Captain Courtney is another thorn in Brand's side...but finds the smile wiped from his face when he rises to command the squadron himself. Everyone keeps a stiff upper lip.
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They roared through the dawn . . . with death on their wings !
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Did You Know?
This film, as with the original, was based on the short story, "The Flight Commander" by John Monk Saunders."The Dawn Patrol" is the title of the section in which both the Scott brothers go up. See more
The amount of engine oil on Flynn's face. See more
Man is a savage animal, who, periodically to relieve his nervous tension, tries to destroy himself.
Referenced in Twelve O'Clock High
Plum and Apple
Sung a cappella by Errol Flynn
, David Niven
and James Burke See more