Robert L. Scott has dreamed his whole life of being a fighter pilot, but when war comes he finds himself flying transport planes over The Hump into China. In China, he persuades General Chennault to let him fly with the famed Flying Tigers, the heroic band of airmen who'd been fighting the Japanese long before Pearl Harbor. Scott gets his chance to fight, ultimately engaging in combat with the deadly Japanese pilot known as Tokyo Joe.
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Did You Know?
This film's earliest documented telecasts took place in both Salt Lake City and in Tucson Saturday 28 July 1956 on KUTV (Channel 2) and on KDWI (Channel 9), in Cincinnati Wednesday 1 August 1956 on WKRC (Channel 12); it first aired in Wichita Thursday 27 September 1956 on KAKE (Channel 10), in Los Angeles Monday 22 October 1956 on KNXT (Channel 2), in Phoenix Thursday 29 November 1956 on KVAR (Channel 12), in Salt Lake City Friday 7 December 1956 on KUTV (Channel 2), and in Miami Tuesday 25 December 1956 on WTVJ (Channel 4). See more
The Japanese radio announcer makes multiple references to the "Imperial Japanese Air Force". There was no such component of the Japanese military - the Japanese Army and Navy each had an air arm (and if the enemy fighters were Zeroes, they would have been flown by Naval aviators.) See more
Big Mike Harrigan
They who had scorned the thought of any strength except their own to lean on learned at length, how fear can sabotage the bravest heart. And human weakness, answering to the prod of terror, calls: "Help us, O God." Then silence lets the silent voice be heard, bringing its message like a spoken word, "Believe. Believe in me. Cast out your fear. Oh, I am not up there beyond the sky, but here, right here in your heart. I am the strength you seek. Believe."... And they believed.
Referenced in Cheers: Fear Is My Co-Pilot