Flying Tigers

Flying Tigers

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Director: David Miller

Cast: David Miller, John Wayne, John Carroll, Anna Lee

     
 

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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. John Wayne is the most responsible of the bunch, and John Carroll the least. It's bad enough that Carroll tries to beat Wayne's time with pretty Red Cross nurse… See more details below

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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. John Wayne is the most responsible of the bunch, and John Carroll the least. It's bad enough that Carroll tries to beat Wayne's time with pretty Red Cross nurse Anna Lee; but when Carroll's negligence results in the death of veteran-flyer Paul Kelly, 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.

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All Movie Guide - Craig Butler
Similar in story to Only Angels Have Wings, The Flying Tigers is nevertheless an entertaining and fairly exciting war-time flick. Sure, it's long on propaganda, and its plot is not terribly original, but it's directed with muscular verve by David Miller and features John Wayne in the kind of role at which he excelled. Coming out of Republic Studios, it didn't have an overly generous budget, but it was enough to make the film look good, especially through judicious use of stock and newsreel footage, which was expertly edited in. Miller seems to have a genuine love for the material, and he doesn't care if some of it is a rehash; he treats it as if it's brand-new, and his enthusiasm is infectious. Wayne sails through his role with ease, effortlessly handling all the duties demanded of him and relishing lines like "I hope you two had a good time, because Hap paid the check." The supporting cast is also good, with John Carroll impressing as the obligatory self-centered flyer who has to pay a price. The action sequences are very well done, and overall it's a good way to pass the time.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/13/2014
UPC:
0887090077507
Original Release:
1942
Rating:
NR
Source:
Olive Films
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:42:00
Sales rank:
4,762

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Cast & Crew

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

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

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Flying Tigers
1. Chapter 1 [:00]
2. Chapter 2 [13:29]
3. Chapter 3 [14:11]
4. Chapter 4 [16:31]
5. Chapter 5 [10:08]
6. Chapter 6 [12:09]
7. Chapter 7 [10:19]
8. Chapter 8 [9:01]
9. Chapter 9 [15:51]

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