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Fighter Squadron [DVD] [1948]

  • SKU: 18954693
  • Release Date: 02/02/2010
  • Rating: NR
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    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (2 out of 2)

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    Fighter Squadron
    Excellent Technicolor photography, principally in the aerial scenes, is the main asset of the cliché-ridden Fighter Squadron. Set in the months just prior to D-Day, the plot zeroes in on Marjor Ed Hardin (Edmond O'Brien) leader of a squadron of fearless combat pilots. In keeping with the conventions of the era, the training and flying sequences are counterbalanced with comic byplay involving wheeler-dealer Sergeant Dolan (Tom D'Andrea), whose flippant attitudes towards the opposite sex are a bit hard to take today. Far more effective is the performance of 15-year-old Jack Larson, making his screen debut in the role of a rookie pilot who grows up in a hurry after scoring his first kill (Larson later gained TV immortality as Jimmy Olsen on Superman). Also making his first screen appearance, in a role so small it isn't even billed, is a former truck driver named Rock Hudson. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Edmond O'Brien
      Edmond O'Brien - Maj. Ed Hardin
    • Robert Stack
      Robert Stack - Capt. Stu Hamilton
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      John Rodney - Col. Bill Brickley
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      Tom D'Andrea - Sgt. Dolan
    • Henry Hull
      Henry Hull - Brig. Gen. Mike McCready



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    Rating 3.5 out of 5 stars with 2 reviews

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Winning the Air War

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      GuitarMan
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      I've loved this movie since I first saw it on TV years ago. I love Warbirds and it's a treat to see the P-47 'Jugs' flying. Good drama, mixed with actual USAAF combat film. Not quite historically accurate in some details, but close enough for Hollywood.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

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      Portland
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      Another WW2 film, about a fighter squadron. Features great aerial shots.

      I would recommend this to a friend


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