Bombardier

Bombardier

Richard Wallace (1943)

98min
A Certificate
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Review

Our Score
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.

Summary

A group of trainee pilots are taught the rudiments of battle by two instructors with very different approaches to aerial combat. When the trainees undertake a high-level bombing raid on Japanese forces, one group of airmen are captured by the enemy. Second World War adventure, starring Pat O'Brien, Randolph Scott, Walter Reed and Anne Shirley.

Cast & 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
Director Richard Wallace
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Other Information

Language: EnglishBlack and whiteTheatrical distributor: R.K.O. Radio Pictures Ltd
Drama