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The Flying Tigers Details

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The Flying Tigers were a group of American volunteer aviators, flying against the Japanese on behalf of General Claire Chennault and Chinese leader Chiang Kai-Shek in the months just prior to World War II. [[Performer~P116130~John Wayne~johnwayne]] is the most responsible of the bunch, and [[Performer~P223940~John Carroll~johncarroll]] the least. It's bad enough that Carroll tries to beat Wayne's time with pretty Red Cross nurse [[Performer~P41335~Anna Lee~annalee]]; but when Carroll's negligence results in the death of veteran-flyer [[Performer~P97119~Paul Kelly~paulkelly]], the man becomes a pariah to the rest of the pilots. Unable to serve in World War II due to health reasons, John Wayne spent the duration licking the Japanese and the Germans in front of a Republic Studios process screen. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:October 8, 1942

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Howard Lydecker Best Special Effects 1942 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Victor Young Best Score - Drama or Comedy 1942 Nominee

Cast

John Wayne
as Jim Gordon
John Carroll
as Woody Jason
Anna Lee
as Brooke Elliott
Paul Kelly
as Hap Davis
Mae Clarke
as Verna Bales
Gordon Jones
as Alabama Smith
Addison Richards
as Col. Lindsay
Edmund MacDonald
as Blackie Bales
Tom Neal
as Reardon
David Bruce
as Lt. Barton
Gregg Barton
as Tex Norton
John James
as Selby
Charles Lane
as Airport official
Willie Fung
as Jim, the Waiter
Richard Crane
as Airfield Radio Man
Richard Loo
as Doctor
Jimmie Dodd
as McIntosh

Crew

David Miller
Director
Edmund Grainger
Producer
Kenneth Gamet
Screenwriter
Barry Trivers
Screenwriter
Jack A. Marta
Cinematographer
Walter Scharf
Musical Direction/Supervision
Victor Young
Composer (Music Score)
Ernest Nims
Editor
Russell Kimball
Art Director
Howard Lydecker
Special Effects
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