Spencer Tracy plays a hot shot pilot named Pete who gets in a little trouble with superior James Gleason. Ward Bond is his best buddy in the air and Irene Dunne is his fellow pilot girlfriend. Spencer goes on a mission that...well, I don't feel like spoiling so I'll just stop there and just say I really enjoyed this vintage World War II-made-during movie with all the action, romance, and humor that entails. Besides the above players, I also liked fellow supporting turns from Lionel Barrymore who, like Bond, was in my favorite movie It's a Wonderful Life, Barry Nelson, Don DeFore, a young Esther Williams as a girl who dances with the enlisted men, Charles Smith as a homesick boy who Ms. Williams tries to cheer up, and Van Johnson who dances with Williams and is guided by Spencer. Nice use of the song, "I'll Get By" whether sung by Ms. Dunne or used instrumentally in the score. Nothing more to say except I highly recommend A Guy Named Joe.
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