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Flight Command [DVD] [1940]

  • SKU: 19290864
  • Release Date: 06/24/2011
  • Rating: NR

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    Flight Command
    MGM had a tendency to overglamorize the sort of rough-hewn film fare that Warner Bros. offered to its public without adornments. Such was the case of Flight Command. Instead of Warners' streetwise James Cagney, the MGM film stars pretty-boy Robert Taylor as the obligatory hotshot cadet who chafes at the authority and discipline of a naval flight squadron. While Warners might have done without a romantic subplot, MGM contrives to have Taylor fall for the wife (Ruth Hussey) of squad commander Walter Pidgeon. And whereas Warners would have told this story compactly in 90 minutes, MGM lolls around for nearly two hours before Taylor's anticipated redemption and "make good" scene. MGM newcomer Red Skelton shows up in Flight Command for comedy relief, which turns out to be neither. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Ruth Hussey
      Ruth Hussey - Lorna Gary
    • Walter Pidgeon
      Walter Pidgeon - Squadron Cmdr. Bill Gary
    • Paul Kelly
      Paul Kelly - Lt. Cmdr. "Dusty" Rhodes
    • Shepperd Strudwick
      Shepperd Strudwick - Lt. Jerry Banning
    • Red Skelton
      Red Skelton - Lt. "Mugger" Martin

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      Robert Taylor

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      I have always liked Robert Taylor. He is able to play the everyman in everything from comedy to heavy dramas. This movie is a pre-WW2 drama. He is the outsider who still comes up on top.

      I would recommend this to a friend

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