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Flying Leathernecks [Commemorative Packaging] [DVD] [1951]

Release Date:05/22/2007
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    Special Features

    • Theatrical trailer
    • Subtitles: English, Français & Español (feature film only)


    Flying Leathernecks
    The Technicolor adventure epic Flying Leathernecks offers two things that film cultists can never get enough of: star John Wayne and director Nicholas Ray. Filmed at the behest of RKO chieftain Howard R. Hughes, Leathernecks is a paean to the Marine Flying Corps of World War II. Wayne plays Major Dan Kirby, a squadron commander, whose no-nonsense attitude is sharply at odds with the easygoing approach of executive officer Captain Carl Griffin (Robert Ryan). Griffin eventually learns the value of discipline at all costs, while Kirby becomes more humanized as he gets to know his pilots. Jay C. Flippen steals the show as a supply sergeant who "borrows" from other companies to keep his men happy. Though not entirely cliché-free, Flying Leathernecks is one of the more solid war films of the 1950s, and one that has remained readily available in theaters, on TV and in video stores to the present day. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • John Wayne
      John Wayne - Maj. Dan Kirby
    • Robert Ryan
      Robert Ryan - Capt. Carl Griffin
    • Don Taylor
      Don Taylor - Cowboy Blithe
    • Janis Carter
      Janis Carter - Joan Kirby
    • Jay C. Flippen
      Jay C. Flippen - Master Sgt. Clancy

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