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The Dawn Patrol (Flight Commander)

The Dawn Patrol (Flight Commander) (1930)

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Release Date: Aug 20, 1930 Wide

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Set during World War I, The Dawn Patrol is a study of the pressures and pitfalls of authority. A British Royal Flying Corp squadron commander (Neil Hamilton) is compelled by the higher-ups to send his boys out in dangerous, rickety aircraft. He is tormented by the responsibility, but does his duty as prescribed, and is branded a "butcher" by his top pilot (Richard Barthelmess). Hamilton is transferred, and with grim glee hands his command over to Barthelmess. Suddenly Barthelmess finds himself

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Retains a certain power because of its great aerial footage.

April 26, 2013 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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A thoroughgoing blueprint for Hawksian valor

January 21, 2013 Full Review Source: CinePassion
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Howard Hawks's compact economy and avoidance of stylistic razzle-dazzle allowed for concentration on storytelling, to great effect.

August 1, 2010 Full Review Source: ReelTalk Movie Reviews
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