• Richard Wallace (1943)
  • US
  • 98 min
Film Review
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2 out of 5

This airborne propaganda picture shows how a bomber crew copes on a mission to Japan. At times the picture has all the excitement of a technical manual - no switch, no scanner, no nut and bolt is ignored by the script - and it is, of course, a long haul across the Pacific to the target zone. Released after Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor, though production started before, the story is filled with vengeance and the Japanese are, of course, depicted as perpetrators of hideous cruelty, and lacking in military know-how. Routine wartime drama, then, lifted by a decent cast including Pat O'Brien, Randolph Scott and Robert Ryan.

Plot Summary

Wartime adventure starring Pat O'Brien and Randolph Scott. Prior to America's entry into the Second World War, two air force officers at a bombardier training school hold opposing views on the most efficient tactics for bombing the enemy in any future conflict. The chance to test their theories comes only too soon.

Cast and crew


Major Chick Davis
Pat O'Brien
Captain Buck Oliver
Randolph Scott
Burt Hughes
Anne Shirley
Tom Hughes
Eddie Albert
Joe Connors
Robert Ryan
Jim Carter
Walter Reed
Sergeant Dixon
Barton MacLane


Richard Wallace

Other Information

Black and White
Theatrical distributor: 
R.K.O. Radio Pictures Ltd