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Flight Command

Directed by Frank Borzage
1940    1h 56m    Passed
Drama, War, Adventure,
6.3
A rookie flyer, Ens. Alan Drake, joins the famous Hellcats Squadron right out of flight school in Pensacola. He doesn't make a great first impression when he is forced to ditch his airplane and parachute to safety when he arrives at the base but is unable to land due to heavy fog. On his first official outing, his poor shooting skills results in the Hellcats losing an air combat competition. His fellow pilots accept him anyway but they think he's crossed the line when they erroneously conclude that while their CO Bill Gary is away, Drake has a purported affair with his wife Lorna. Drake is now an outcast and is prepared to resign from the Navy but his extreme heroism in saving Bill Gary's life turns things around.
Cast of Flight Command
  • Robert TaylorEns. Alan Drake
  • Ruth HusseyLorna Gray
  • Walter PidgeonSquadron Commander Billy Gary
  • Paul KellyLieut. Cmdr. 'Dusty' Rhodes
  • Shepperd StrudwickLieut. Jerry Banning
  • Red SkeltonLieut. 'Mugger' Martin
  • Nat PendletonC.P.O. 'Spike' Knowles
  • Dick PurcellLieut. 'Stichy' Payne
  • William TannenLieut. Freddy Townsend
  • William StellingLieut. Bush
  • Stanley SmithLieut. Frost
  • Addison RichardsVice Admiral
  • Donald Douglas1st Duty Officer
  • Pat Flaherty2nd Duty Officer
  • Forbes MurrayCaptain
  • Marsha HuntClaire
  • Cliff DanielsonHell Cat
  • Bob DavisHell Cat
  • Lee Tung FooJung, Gary's Servant
  • Reed HadleyAdmiral's Aide
  • John HamiltonPensacola Commander
  • Otto HanGogo, Officer's Club Attendant
  • Hal Le SueurHell Cat
  • Jack LudenHell Cat
  • James MillicanNorth Island Tower Operator (voice)
  • Alberto MorinWaiter
  • Tom NealHell Cat
  • George Offerman, Jr.Small Sailor on Downed Seaplane
  • Claire OwenMrs. Frost
  • Steve PendletonNorth Island Tower Operator
  • John RaittHell Cat
  • Walter SandeOfficer on Downed Seaplane
  • James SeayOfficer on Downed Seaplane
  • John SheehanFriendly Mechanic
  • Dick WesselBig Sailor on Downed Seaplane
  • Gayne WhitmanDoctor
  • Gilbert WilsonHell Cat
  • Bruce EdwardsHell Cat
  • Howard WilsonHell Cat

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