A semi-documentary dramatization of five weeks in the life of Vice Admiral William F. "Bull" Halsey, Jr., from his assignment to command the U.S. naval operations in the South Pacific to the Allied victory at Guadalcanal.
In WWI dancer Jerry Jones stages an all-soldier show on Broadway, called Yip Yip Yaphank. Wounded in the war, he becomes a producer. In WWII his son Johnny Jones, who was before his ... See full summary »
Documentary-style drama on training of aerial rear gunners in World War II. Private PeeWee Williams, a Kansas farm boy, transforms his home-grown shooting skills into those necessary to an aerial gunner in the tail turret of: an American bomber.Written by
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Saw this on TCM this AM, and it was interesting look back. However to pass off Burgess Meredith, and Dane Clark 19 year-olds is a bit of a stretch, as both were well into their thirties at the time, Ronald Reagen was also too old to be an aircarft commander as most were in their 20's. Tom Neal as the instructor fit his part, age-wise (I always thought Neal could have done more with his career). Mixing B17's with B24's was odd as well as showing the Zero with a rear gunner, but this was meant to entertain and recruit and not be great film making, and in that it succeeds.
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