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The Dawn Patrol ()


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British flying aces in World War I contend with the harsh realities of war.

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Courtney
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Major Brand
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Scott
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Phipps
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Sgt. Watkins
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Bott
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Hauptmann Von Mueller
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Hollister
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Donnie Scott
Michael Brooke ...
Capt. Squires
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Flaherty
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Bentham
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Mechanic
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Major Brand's Orderly (as Sidney Bracy)
Leo Nomis ...
Aeronautic Supervisor
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Hal Brazeale ...
Gregory (uncredited)
Tyrone Brereton ...
Orderly (uncredited)
Richard Deane ...
'B' Flight Replacement (uncredited)
Burnett Fergrison ...
Henry Burt (uncredited)
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Running Man on Airfield (uncredited)
Ivo Henderson ...
Soldier (uncredited)
Tim Henning ...
Orderly (uncredited)
Shep Houghton ...
Young Recruit (uncredited)
George Kirby ...
Kirby--Orderly (uncredited)
Anthony Marsh ...
Rutherford (uncredited)
John Meredith ...
'B' Flight Replacement (uncredited)
Wally Rairden ...
Cleaver (uncredited)
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Mechanic (uncredited)
John Rodion ...
Lieutenant Russell (uncredited)
Speirs Ruskell ...
'B' Flight Replacement (uncredited)
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Jones (uncredited)
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Adjutant (uncredited)
F. Philip Sylvestre ...
'B' Flight Replacement (uncredited)
Gordon Thorpe ...
Smythe (uncredited)
Charles Waldron Jr. ...
Lieutenant Billings (uncredited)
Gordon Wallace ...
'B' Flight Replacement (uncredited)
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Von Richter (uncredited)
Gilbert Wilson ...
Moorehead (uncredited)

Directed by

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Edmund Goulding

Written by

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Seton I. Miller ... (screen play) and
Dan Totheroh ... (screen play)
 
John Monk Saunders ... (from an original story by)
 
Howard Hawks ... (story) (uncredited)

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Robert Lord ... associate producer (uncredited)
Hal B. Wallis ... executive producer (uncredited)
Jack L. Warner ... executive producer (uncredited)

Music by

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Max Steiner

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Tony Gaudio ... (photography)

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Ralph Dawson ... film editor

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Victor Kline Jr. ... assistant cutter (uncredited)

Art Direction by

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John Hughes

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Bill Phillips ... makeup artist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Robert Ross ... unit manager (uncredited)

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Oren Haglund ... second assistant director (uncredited)
Frank Heath ... assistant director (uncredited)

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William Kissell ... props (uncredited)

Sound Department

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C.A. Riggs ... sound

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Edwin B. DuPar ... special effects (as Edwin A. DuPar)

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Carl E. Guthrie ... second camera operator (uncredited)
Glen Harris ... grip (uncredited)
Vic Johnson ... gaffer (uncredited)
William Reinhold ... assistant camera (uncredited)
Cliff Shirpser ... assistant camera (uncredited)
Bert Six ... still photographer (uncredited)
Claude Swanner ... best boy (uncredited)

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Rene Wilson ... wardrobe (uncredited)

Music Department

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Leo F. Forbstein ... musical director
Hugo Friedhofer ... orchestrator (uncredited)

Script and Continuity Department

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Jean McNaughton ... script clerk (uncredited)

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Capt.L.G.S. Scott ... technical advisor
Jacques Swaab ... technical advisor (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

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. Written by Rod Crawford

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Taglines They roared through the dawn . . . with death on their wings ! See more »
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Also Known As
  • La patrouille de l'aube (France)
  • La patrulla del amanecer (Spain)
  • A Patrulha da Alvorada (Portugal)
  • Lentolaivueen hyökkäys (Finland)
  • Nattens patrulje (Denmark)
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  • 103 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia The filmmakers needed several shots of the planes taking off and landing. They assembled a squadron of 17 vintage WW1 aircraft, most of them Nieuports. Flying them proved just as hazardous as in WW1. By the time filming ended, stunt flyers had crashed 15 of them. See more »
Goofs The amount of oil and dirt on Courtney's face changes several times between scenes. The most obvious is when he goes up stairs to console another pilot who has lost a friend. As he goes up his face is slightly dirty, as he enters the room it is noticeably dirtier and when he comes back down it is much cleaner. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Special Effects: Anything Can Happen (1996). See more »
Soundtracks Poor Butterfly See more »
Quotes Capt. Courtney: Man is a savage animal, who, periodically to relieve his nervous tension, tries to destroy himself.
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