Blake is in love with an aristocratic woman whose husband seriously injures him. Blake's friendship with Lord Nelson provides the basis for Blake's part in the growth of Lloyd's insurance ... See full summary »
Tyrone Power is a pilots' pilot, but he doesn't believe in anything beyond his own abilities. He gets into trouble by flying a new fighter directly to Canada instead of to New York and letting it be towed across as the law demands, but is offered a new job ferrying bombers to war torn England. While on a layover he finds Betty Grable, an old flame, has joined the RAF as a WREN in her attempt to fight for democracy. Power joins up to impress her and in the course of his several missions begins to develope an understanding of what they are fighting for.Written by
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According to the book "Bill Collins Presents The Golden Years of Hollywood' by Bill Collins, "Some filming was done in America. The RAF Harvard trainer and the Hudson bomber were made in the United States for British contracts, so it was possible to get some fine footage at Lockheed's Burbank facility. As there were not Mk.1A Spitfires or German BF-109Es in America, Twentieth Century-Fox had one of each constructed at the studio in Los Angeles. In England, Ronald Neame and his team worked at the RAF's No. 602 Squadron ("City of Glasgow") to capture authentic shots of take-offs, aerial formations and so forth . . . the marvelous five-minute sequence at Dunkirk was actually achieved on the California coast at a cost of $100,000." See more »
Close shots of Baker in the Spitfire show a canopy more like a Hawker Hurricane canopy rather than a Spitfire. It is distinctly different to the canopies of the Spitfires in the background. See more »
Well, I haven't looked at another girl since you left.
Well, I've looked at other men.
Maybe, but I'll bet you didn't look at them the same way you looked at me that first night in Kansas City. Remember?... You were going east, and I was going west; then we saw each other, and I was going east!
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On the one hand we have Tyrone Power and Betty Grable, and they make a great couple.
On the other hand we have the typical 1940s disregard for anything remotely resembling accuracy about airplanes and the military. As an example, an early scene involves a leaflet drop over Berlin from Lockheed Hudson coastal patrol bombers, which sported four (or five) .30 cal machine guns - two fixed firing forward, two in a dorsal turret, and (MK II on) one firing down and aft.
The Luftwaffe would have had the airliner-derived patrol bombers for lunch, as they were pretty much defenseless from below except from behind.
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