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Air Force
ID:
1943
Comments:
Director: Howard Hawks
Screenplay: Dudley Nichols
Producer: Hal B. Wallis, Jack L. Warner
Cast: John Ridgely, Gig Young, Arthur Kennedy, Charles Drake, Harry Carey
Genre: Action, Drama, War, History

Running Time: 124
Aspect Ratio:  1.33:1 (NTSC )
Sound: Mono
Subtitles: English, French, Portuguese
Features: Black and White
Studio:  Warner Bros. Pictures DVD Region:  1 NR
DVD Release:  Jun 2007 Discs:  1 (DVD) []
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Reviews:  I love the B-17! I believe those one’s that were part of this picture is B-17D. Only the C & D didn’t have its tailgun and had the shark-fin tail. I actually saw one on the ground on the southern side of Seattle, right next to the place who biult them, Boeing. You know, the B-17 there was small!

The film is exciting, over two hours of non-stop action. Yes, it was propaganda, but the good kind sorta. Remember, the film was released in 1943, DURING the war. Top secret things were kept top secret. Every war action during any war or conflict is hush-hush on that. Plus the planes, little lines that can be seen, the gunners of that B-17, when encounting enemy aircraft, the speed of the planes is mighty slow and it seems its a might easy to shoot them down, but it wasn’t. The planes flew past in a second. However, the gunners ranked up a number of hits, as only a B-17 can do! ;-)

~ kevin

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The Mary Ann, a B-17 Flying Fortress, takes off from California for Hawaii on a routine training flight on December 6, 1941. En route, they learn of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Subsequently the crew mans the Mary Ann through action at Wake Island, the Philippines, and the Battle of the Coral Sea.


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