Flight Command

Flight Command

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Flight Command

MGM had a tendency to overglamorize the sort of rough-hewn film fare that Warner Bros. offered to its public without adornments. Such was the case of Flight Command. Instead of Warners' streetwise James Cagney, the MGM film stars pretty-boy Robert Taylor as the obligatory hotshot cadet who chafes at the authority and discipline of a naval flight squadron. While Warners might have done without a romantic subplot, MGM contrives to have Taylor fall for the wife (Ruth Hussey) of squad commander Walter Pidgeon. And whereas Warners would have told this story compactly in 90 minutes, MGM lolls around for nearly two hours before Taylor's anticipated redemption and "make good" scene. MGM newcomer Red Skelton shows up in Flight Command for comedy relief, which turns out to be neither.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/24/2011
UPC: 0883316290507
Original Release: 1940
Source: Warner Archives
Time: 1:55:00
Sales rank: 8,496

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Robert Taylor Ensign Alan Drake
Ruth Hussey Lorna Gary
Walter Pidgeon Squadron Cmdr. Bill Gary
Paul Kelly Lt. Cmdr. "Dusty" Rhodes
Shepperd Strudwick Lt. Jerry Banning
Red Skelton Lt. "Mugger" Martin
Nat Pendleton C.P.O. "Spike" Knowless
Dick Purcell Lt. "Stitchy" Payne
William Tannen Lt. Freddy Townsend
William Stelling Lt. Bush
Stanley Smith Lt. Frost
Addison Richards Vice-Admiral
Donald Douglas First Duty Officer
Pat Flaherty Second Duty Officer
Forbes Murray Captain
Marsha Hunt Claire
Lee Tung Foo Jung
Reed Hadley Admiral's Aide
John Hamilton Pensacola Commander
Jack Luden Hell Cat
Gaylord "Steve" Pendleton Enlisted Man
Dick Wessel Big Sailor
John Raitt Cadet

Technical Credits
Frank Borzage Director
Cedric Gibbons Art Director
Arnold A. Gillespie Special Effects
U.S.N. Haislip Harvey Screenwriter
Robert J. Kern Editor
J.V. McElduff Songwriter
Wells Root Screenwriter
Harold Hal Rosson Cinematographer
J. Walter Ruben Producer
Gile Steele Costumes/Costume Designer
John Sutherland Original Story
Dolly Tree Costumes/Costume Designer
Franz Waxman Score Composer
Edwin B. Willis Set Decoration/Design

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