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Flight Command

Flight Command, starring Robert Taylor, Ruth Hussey, Walter Pidgeon
Flight Command (1940) starring Rod Taylor, Walter Pidgeon, Ruth Hussey, Red Skelton  I originally watched  Flight Command because it was one of Red Skelton‘s earliest movie roles — which is technically true; Red’s in the film as part of the Hellcats squadron, acting as the class clown,...
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Twelve O’Clock High

Twelve O'Clock High, starring Gregory Peck, Dean Jager
Twelve O’Clock High, starring Gregory Peck, Dean Jager Synopsis of Twelve O’Clock High An Allied flight commander and his successor run daylight bombing raids out of England. Directed by Henry King. Best supporting Oscar for Dean Jagger.
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Destination Tokyo

Destination Tokyo (1943) starring Gary Cooper, John Garfield
Destination Tokyo (1943) starring Cary Grant, John Garfield Synopsis of Destination Tokyo  It’s a daring and dangerous underwater adventure with Oscar-winner Cary Grant (The Awful Truth, Suspicion, North by Northwest) as the captain of a U.S. submarine bound for a search and destroy mission in Tokyo harbor during...
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Thirty Seconds over Tokyo

Thirty Seconds over Tokyo DVD case, starring Van Johnson, Phyllis Thaxter, Spencer Tracy
Thirty Seconds over Tokyo (1944) starring Van Johnson, Phyllis Thaxter, Spencer Tracy, Robert Walker, Robert Mitchum The old adage says that you shouldn’t judge a book by its’ cover — and that goes for DVD cases as well. Judging from the DVD case, you would think that Thirty...
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Sahara

Sahara (1943) starring Humphrey Bogart, Bruce Bennett, J. Carrol Naish, Lloyd Bridges
Sahara (1943) starring Humphrey Bogart, Bruce Bennett,  J. Carrol Naish,  Lloyd Bridges Sahara is, in short, an excellent movie — €” set in World War II, in the desert conflict, it involves a ragtag multi-national group of Allied soldiers (Humphrey Bogart, Bruce Bennett, Lloyd Bridges) as well as...
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Bataan

Bataan, starring Robert Taylor, Desi Arnaz
Bataan (1943) — €“ Robert Taylor, Desi Arnaz — €“  World War II movie of a desperate delaying action, best known as Desi Arnaz’ best dramatic role
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