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Fighter Squadron

  • War
  • Drama
  • 1948
  • Raoul Walsh
  • 94 mins
  • U

Summary

Second World War drama starring Edmond O'Brien. A squadron leader struggles to keep his men intact as the air battle with Germany's Luftwaffe heats up.

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Review

A star rating of 2 out of 5.

This routine Warner Bros war flick is of moderate interest in that it stars the ever-watchable Edmond O'Brien and Robert Stack as the flyboys struggling against both clichés and Technicolor make-up. It's of more interest today as it features the extremely gauche premiere appearance of superstar-to-be Rock Hudson, cast on looks alone by legendary director Raoul Walsh, and whose single-line performance (requiring a phenomenal amount of takes to get right) is barely acceptable. Don't blink or you'll miss it. The rest of the movie just about passes muster, and British audiences will enjoy seeing Burbank, California, double for wartime England.

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Credits

Cast

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Maj Ed HardinEdmond O'Brien
Capt Stu HamiltonRobert Stack
Col Bill BrickleyJohn Rodney
Sgt DolanTom D'Andrea
Brig Gen Mike McCreadyHenry Hull
TennesseeJames Holden
Capt Duke ChappellWalter Reed
Brig Gen M GilbertShepperd Strudwick
LieutenantRock Hudson

Crew

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DirectorRaoul Walsh

Details

Theatrical distributor
Warner Bros Pictures Ltd
Languages
English | German
Formats
Colour
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