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Thunder Birds: Soldiers of the Air (1942) Poster

Full Cast & Crew

Directed by 

William A. Wellman

Writing Credits  

Lamar Trotti ... (screenplay)
 
Darryl F. Zanuck ... (original story) (as Melville Crossman)
 
Laurence Stallings ... (contract writer) (uncredited)

Cast (in credits order) complete, awaiting verification  

Gene Tierney ... Kay Saunders
Preston Foster ... Steve Britt
John Sutton ... Peter Stackhouse
Jack Holt ... Colonel MacDonald
May Whitty ... Lady Jane Stackhouse (as Dame May Whitty)
George Barbier ... Col. Cyrus P. 'Gramps' Saunders
Richard Haydn ... George Lockwood
Reginald Denny ... Barrett
Ted North ... Cadet Hackzell
Janis Carter ... Blonde Red Cross Nurse Trainee
C. Montague Shaw ... Doctor
Viola Moore Viola Moore ... Nurse
Nana Bryant ... Mrs. Blake
Joyce Compton ... Saleswoman
Bess Flowers ... Nurse
Selmer Jackson ... Bit Role
Charles Tannen ... American Flyer / Opening Off-Screen Narrator (voice)
Harry Strang ... Forest Ranger
Walter Tetley Walter Tetley ... Messenger Boy
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alan Baldwin Alan Baldwin ... American Cadet (uncredited)
Dorothy Dearing Dorothy Dearing ... Red Cross Nurse Trainee (uncredited)
Jean Fenwick ... Red Cross Nurse Trainee (uncredited)
George Ford George Ford ... Johnnie (uncredited)
Archie Got Archie Got ... Chinese Cadet (uncredited)
John Gunther John Gunther ... Special Commentary (uncredited)
Robert Herrick Robert Herrick ... English Cadet (uncredited)
Don House Don House ... Cadet (uncredited)
Claire James Claire James ... Red Cross Nurse Trainee (uncredited)
Marvin Jones Marvin Jones ... American Cadet (uncredited)
Allen Jung ... Chinese Cadet (uncredited)
Colin Kenny ... Townsman (uncredited)
Peter Lawford ... English Cadet (uncredited)
Connie Leon Connie Leon ... Ellen (uncredited)
Billy Maguire Billy Maguire ... English Cadet (uncredited)
Anthony Marsh Anthony Marsh ... English Cadet (uncredited)
Trudy Marshall ... Red Cross Nurse Trainee (uncredited)
Vivian Mason Vivian Mason ... Red Cross Nurse Trainee (uncredited)
Allan Nixon Allan Nixon ... American Cadet (uncredited)
Karen Palmer Karen Palmer ... Bit Role (uncredited)
Herbert Patterson Herbert Patterson ... American Cadet (uncredited)
Mary Scott ... Red Cross Nurse Trainee (uncredited)
Lawrence Ung Lawrence Ung ... Chinese Cadet (uncredited)
Kay Vallon Kay Vallon ... Large Woman (uncredited)
John Whitney John Whitney ... American Cadet (uncredited)
Bruce Wong Bruce Wong ... Chinese Cadet (uncredited)
Richard Woodruff Richard Woodruff ... English Cadet (uncredited)

Produced by 

Lamar Trotti ... producer
Darryl F. Zanuck ... executive producer (uncredited)

Music by 

David Buttolph

Cinematography by 

Ernest Palmer ... director of photography

Film Editing by 

Walter Thompson

Art Direction by 

James Basevi
Richard Day

Set Decoration by 

Thomas Little

Costume Design by 

Dolly Tree

Makeup Department 

Guy Pearce ... makeup artist

Production Management 

William Koenig ... production manager (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director 

Sid Bowen ... assistant director (uncredited)
Fred Fox ... assistant director (uncredited)
Phil Rosen ... second unit director (uncredited)
Ad Schaumer ... assistant director (uncredited)

Sound Department 

Alfred Bruzlin ... sound
Roger Heman Sr. ... sound (as Roger Heman)

Stunts 

Paul Mantz ... stunt pilot (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department 

Harry Jackson ... associate director of photography

Location Management 

W.F. Fitzgerald ... location manager (uncredited)
Ray C. Moore ... location manager (uncredited)

Music Department 

Leo Arnaud ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Conrad Salinger ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Herbert W. Spencer ... orchestrator (uncredited)

Other crew 

Henri Jaffa ... associate technicolor director
Natalie Kalmus ... technicolor director
Harry Brand ... director of publicity (uncredited)
Fred Fox ... business manager (uncredited)
Charles Stallings ... business manager (uncredited)

See also

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