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Flying Fortress Details

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Produced by Britain's Teddington Studios on behalf of Warner Bros., The Flying Fortress stars Richard Greene, who had to be furloughed from the Army to participate in this wartime morale-booster. Greene plays millionaire playboy Jim Spence, a carefree aviation enthusiast whose avocation becomes his vocation when the war breaks out. Giving up wine, women and song for the duration (well, at least wine and song), Spence mans the controls of a British "flying fortress" for periodic bombing forays over Berlin. The film's "money scene" finds Spence clambering out of his plane to repair a hole in its side in mid-air-a bit of bravado which, amazingly, is based on a true incident. For unknown reasons, Flying Fortress was heavily edited for its American release, rendering its storyline a tad hard to follow at times. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

Richard Greene
as Jim Spence, Jr.
Carla Lehmann
as Sydney Kelly
Sydney King
as Lord Ottershaw
Basil Radford
as Capt. Wilkenson
Edward Rigby
as Dan Billings
Frank Wilcox
as Judge
Andrea Malandrinos
John Stuart
as Captain Harvey
William Hartnell
as Drunk Taxi-driver
Tom Duggan
Hubert Gregg
John Boxer
Percy Parsons
as Coroner
Robert Beatty
as Connor, Scandal Photographer

Crew

Walter Forde
Director
Brock Williams
Screenwriter
Edward Dryhurst
Screenwriter
Gordon Wellesley
Screenwriter
Gus Drisse
Cinematographer
Basil Emmott
Cinematographer
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