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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Roaring into each blood-red dawn . . . fighting for women they had never seen . . . for love they might never know ! !
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This film's earliest documented telecasts took place in Columbus Tuesday 31 July 1956 on WTVN (Channel 6), in Tucson Friday 10 August 1956 on KDWI (Channel 9), in Los Angeles Friday 14 September 1956 on KNXT (Channel 2), in Albuquerque Saturday 15 September 1956 on KOAT (Channel 7), in New York City Sunday 23 September 1956 on WABD (Channel 5), in San Francisco Tuesday 25 September 1956 on KPIX (Channel 5), in Cincinnati Monday 8 October 1956 on WKRC (Channel 12), in Miami Friday 9 November 1956 on WTVJ (Channel 4), in Boston Sunday 11 November 1956 on WBZ (Channel 4), in Portland OR Tuesday 25 December 1956 on KOIN (Channel 6), and in San Francisco Friday 28 December 1956 on KPIX (Channel 5). See more
When Captain Courtney is rescued, he jumps on the wing and hangs onto the strut. When the actual aircraft takes off, the dummy used is much further forward on the wing than Captain Courtney was. See more
Gentlemen, keep the war going please. We're going to roll in a few gutters.
Referenced in State Fair
Pack Up Your Troubles in Your Old Kit Bag and Smile, Smile, Smile!
Music by Felix Powell
Lyrics by George Asaf
Sung by the airmen in the club
Reprised by arriving replacement airmen See more