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The failure of the original copyright holder to renew the film's copyright resulted in it falling into public domain, meaning that virtually anyone could duplicate and sell a VHS/DVD copy of the film. Therefore, many of the versions of this film available on the market are either severely (and usually badly) edited and/or of extremely poor quality, having been duped from second- or third-generation (or more) copies of the film. See more »
When the Japanese fighters attack the bomber, we can clearly see that there are five of them. Foxie also confirms there are five enemy planes, and the planes are counted during the attack as they are shot down by the gunners. But when we cut to a close-up of the Japanese pilot, more than five planes can be seen on the far side of his fighter. See more »
Very, very familiar--and it's been done much better on many occasions.
"Aerial Gunner" is a very low-budget WWII propaganda film that has many familiar plot elements. The trouble is, although there are MANY movies like this one (including, off the top of my head, "Flying Tigers", "A Yank in the RAF", "Captains of the Clouds" and "I Wanted Wings"), these other films are just a lot better. The film is made by tiny Pine-Thomas Productions and suffers from uneven acting (Richard Arlen wasn't all that good) and a cheap look.
Like most of the films above, this one is set in a training camp for the Army Air Corps. In this case, it's aerial gunnery school. And, like most of these films, it involves a cocky recruit and the man in charge of his training--and they fall for the same woman (quite the cliché). The trainee, like these other films, makes a nuisance of himself and in the end gives his all to prove himself and receive redemption.
The film contains NOTHING new...nothing. There are also elements of "The Eagle and the Hawk" and the ending a lot like "First Yank in Tokyo" and all the films above! Been there, done that....'nuff said....
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