Men of the Fighting Lady [DVD] [1954]

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Men of the Fighting Lady
Leave it to MGM to turn the Korean War into a splashy, big-budget, all-star extravaganza. Men of the Fighting Lady is set on the US aircraft career of the same name. Van Johnson stars as Lt. Howard Thayer, while other MGM stalwarts in the cast include Walter Pidgeon, Kennan Wynn and Louis Calhern. The film's highlight is the famous fact-based scene wherein Lt. Thayer "talks in" blinded pilot Kenneth Schechter (Dewey Martin), assuring a safe landing for the incapacitated flyer. As a novelty, no concessions are made to the "love stuff" addicts in the audience: there is no contrived romantic subplot in the film, nor are there any women in the cast. Men of the Fighting Lady was based on two literary works: "The Case of the Blinded Pilot" by Cmdr. Harry A. Burns, and "The Forgotten Heroes of Korea" by James A. Michener (who is impersonated in the film by Louis Calhern). ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Van Johnson
    Van Johnson - Lt. Howard Thayer
  • Walter Pidgeon
    Walter Pidgeon - Cmdr. Kent Dowling
  • Louis Calhern
    Louis Calhern - James A. Michener
  • Dewey Martin
    Dewey Martin - Ensign Kenneth Schechter
  • Keenan Wynn
    Keenan Wynn - Lt. Cmdr. Ted Dodson

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