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Flight Lieutenant (1942)

Approved | | Action, Drama, Romance | 9 July 1942 (USA)
A disgraced pilot determines to regain the respect of both his son, now a test pilot for the Army, and the men he once flew with.

Director:

Sidney Salkow

Writers:

Richard Carroll (story) (as Captain Richard Carroll), Betty Hopkins (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview:
Pat O'Brien ... Samuel J. 'Sam' Doyle
Glenn Ford ... Danny Doyle
Evelyn Keyes ... Susie Thompson
Jonathan Hale ... Joseph Sanford
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Sam Doyle (Pat O'Brien) is a World War One veteran pilot whose post-war negligence causes the death of Thompson (Warren Ashe) his co-pilot. Disgraced, he attempts to find refuge from his guilt by exiling himself to Dutch Guiana where, for a while, he lives among the flotsam and jetsam of humanity. Danny Doyle, the son he has not seen for years, is now a test pilot, and in love with Susie Thompson, the daughter of the dead co-pilot. Sam re-enlists in the army air corps, under an assumed name, as a private and redeems himself by sacrificing his life in a test flight scheduled to be taken by his son. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>-pilot

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Chain lightning action scorches perilous skies! (1948 poster) See more »

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Action | Drama | Romance | War

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 July 1942 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ese es mi padre See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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29 October 2001 | by dexter-10See all my reviews

Sam Doyle (Pat O'Brien), discredited pilot, has a son who becomes a test pilot for the United States Army Air Corps, just prior to World War Two. What must Sam do to regain his former respectability, both in his son's opinion and that of the military?


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