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God Is My Co-Pilot Details


Such was the prevailing mood among filmgoers in 1943 that God Is My Co-Pilot was allowed to show a spiritual shaft of light in the sky and several scenes of enemy pilots spitting up blood when shot down by American bullets. The film was based on the best-selling novel by fighter pilot Col. Robert Lee Scott Jr., who fought in the Pacific during World War II. At 34, Scott was told he was too old to fly in combat, but he proved his worth as a member of the Flying Tigers. Dennis Morgan plays Scott with pious sincerity, while the more traditional "regular guy" roles went to such stalwarts as Dane Clark and Alan Hale. Like most aerial combat films of the era, God Is My Co-Pilot soars highest when its characters stay off the ground and away from all that pontificating dialogue. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Dennis Morgan
as Col. Robert L. Scott
Dane Clark
as Johnny Petach
Raymond Massey
as Maj. Gen. Chennault
Alan Hale
as "Big Mike" Harrigan
Andrea King
as Catherine Scott
John Ridgely
as Tex Hill
Stanley Ridges
as Col. Meriam Cooper
Craig Stevens
as Ed Rector
Warren Douglas
as Bob Neale
Charles B. Smith
as Pvt. Motley
Minor Watson
as Col. Caleb V. Haynes
Richard Loo
as Tokyo Joe
Murray Alper
as Sgt. Aaltonen
Joel Allen
as Lt. Doug Sharp
Bernie Sell
as Gil Bright
William Forrest
as Dr. Reynolds
Dan Dowling
as Frank Schiel
Philip Ahn
as Japanese Announcer
Tom Steele
Gigi Perreau
as Robin Lee
Clarence Muse
as "Prank"
Frank Tang
as Chinese Captain
Mark Stevens
as Sgt. Baldridge
George Cleveland
as Catherine's Father
Art Foster
as American Pilot
Dale Van Sickel
Frances Chan
as Specialty Dancer
Joel Friedkin
as Newspaper Editor
Don McGuire
Donald Woods
James Flavin
as Major


Robert Florey
Robert Buckner
Peter Milne
Sidney Hickox
Leo F. Forbstein
Musical Direction/Supervision
Franz Waxman
Composer (Music Score)
Folmar Blangsted
Stanley Fleischer
Art Director
Roy Davidson
Special Effects
Edwin DuPar
Special Effects
Robert Burks
Special Effects