Fighter Squadron Reviews

  • Nov 23, 2014

    An enjoyable film loaded with typical WWII-movie clichés. Directed by Raoul Walsh, the best aspect of this movie is the actual aerial combat footage that was incorporated into the flying sequences augmented by the close-ups and tracking shots that were filmed in Technicolor. A minor distraction to some might be the use of P-51 Mustangs, painted with Luftwaffe markings, as Me-109s. Along with the camera footage is a stirring background score by Max Steiner. The cast was uniformly excellent. Edmond O'Brien starred as the seat-of-the-pants flier who must amend is ways when he is promoted to commander of the squadron. Robert Stack, Tom D'Andrea, Shepperd Strudwick, and James Holden and Jack Larson (Jimmy Olsen from The Adventures of Superman television series) round out the squadron. We're also introduced to a one line appearance by Rock Hudson in his first film role. Sometimes predictable and pales in comparison to a similarly themed "Twelve O'clock High" but very worthwhile. .

    An enjoyable film loaded with typical WWII-movie clichés. Directed by Raoul Walsh, the best aspect of this movie is the actual aerial combat footage that was incorporated into the flying sequences augmented by the close-ups and tracking shots that were filmed in Technicolor. A minor distraction to some might be the use of P-51 Mustangs, painted with Luftwaffe markings, as Me-109s. Along with the camera footage is a stirring background score by Max Steiner. The cast was uniformly excellent. Edmond O'Brien starred as the seat-of-the-pants flier who must amend is ways when he is promoted to commander of the squadron. Robert Stack, Tom D'Andrea, Shepperd Strudwick, and James Holden and Jack Larson (Jimmy Olsen from The Adventures of Superman television series) round out the squadron. We're also introduced to a one line appearance by Rock Hudson in his first film role. Sometimes predictable and pales in comparison to a similarly themed "Twelve O'clock High" but very worthwhile. .

  • Jun 20, 2014

    the opposite of a chick flick i guess it's a guy flick and actioner

    the opposite of a chick flick i guess it's a guy flick and actioner

  • Jul 31, 2010

    Unoriginal and trite. Reminded me of several air force movies, all of which were better. The only interesting things were the P-47 combat scenes and the sub-plot involving the philandering sergeant.

    Unoriginal and trite. Reminded me of several air force movies, all of which were better. The only interesting things were the P-47 combat scenes and the sub-plot involving the philandering sergeant.