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Flight Nurse (1953)

Approved | | Biography, Drama, War | 15 November 1953 (USA)
During the Korean War, a United States Air Force nurse with the Medical Air Evacuation Unit flies on C-47 transport aircraft based in Japan where she ferries servicemen wounded in combat.

Director:

Allan Dwan

Writer:

Alan Le May
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Joan Leslie ... Lt. Polly Davis
Forrest Tucker ... Capt. Bill Eaton
Arthur Franz ... Capt. Mike Barnes
Jeff Donnell ... Lt. Ann Phillips
Ben Cooper ... Pfc. Marvin Judd
James Holden James Holden ... Sgt. Frank Swan
Kristine Miller ... Lt. Kit Ramsey
Maria Palmer ... Captain Martha Ackerman
Dick Simmons ... Lt. Tommy Metcalfe (as Richard Simmons)
James Brown ... Flight Engineer
Hal Baylor ... Sgt. Jimmy Case
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This movie is about the war hero "flight nurse" Lillian Keil Flight Nurse Army Air Corps. One of a Cadre of FIRST flight nurses in military. Lillian is the MOST DECORATED WOMAN IN MILITARY HISTORY. She was one of the FIRST flight attendants for Pan Am then United. Back in those days ONLY nurses were HIRED by airlines. I'm proud to sY that Lillian was one of my DEAREST friends. Written by debi austin

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Her smile ... for every man in danger. Her heart ... for the one man she loved !

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Biography | Drama | War

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 November 1953 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Angels over Korea See more »

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Production Co:

Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Edward Ryan's final film performance. See more »

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Low budget Korean War story not bad.
23 March 2011 | by bill-790See all my reviews

This film brings back memories. I grew up in Fullerton, California, and most of the films I saw in the 1950s played our local Fox theater. I suspect that's where I saw "Flight Nurse." Haven't seen it since, but I do remember it. As I recall, it was the second film on a double bill.

"Flight Nurse" was a low budget effort, to be sure. As with many such productions, its low budget did not mean low quality. The cast was certainly competent and the script okay if not exceptional.

One scene stands out in my mind, a bit of comic relief. As I recall, several of the film's characters found themselves next to a base ammo dump. One of them was doing something not considered safe practice, perhaps getting ready to throw away a lighted match. Anyway, one of the other characters criticizes the match-thrower and points to a sign posted next to a pile of bombs. The sign says "We want this ammo to explode, just not here!" The setting of this film, Korean War medical evacuations, is an interesting one. Your time won't be wasted if you watch this film, especially if you do not expect it to be another "Sands of Iwo Jima" or "Sgt. York."


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