Flying Leathernecks

1951

Flying Leathernecks

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86%

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Total Count: 7

65%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 4,045
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Movie Info

In this WWII action film, the tough Major Dan Kirby is stationed in Guadalcanal as the head of a group of fighter pilots. When he mercilessly tries to whip his pilots into fighting form, Captain Carl Griffin tries to get him to ease up on the discouraged young men.

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Cast

John Wayne
as Major Daniel Xavier Kirby
Robert Ryan
as Capt. Carl 'Griff' Griffin
Don Taylor
as Lt. Vern 'Cowboy' Blithe
Janis Carter
as Joan Kirby
William Harrigan
as Lt. Cmdr. Joe Curan
Jay C. Flippen
as Master Sgt. Clancy
Carleton Young
as Capt. McAllister
James Bell
as Colonel
Brett King
as Lt. Stark
Maurice Jara
as Lt. Vegay
Michael St. Angel
as Lt. Jorgensen
Britt Norton
as Lt. Tanner
Adam Williams
as Lt. Malotke
Lynn Stalmaster
as Lt. Castle
Barry Kelley
as General
James Flavin
as Shore Patrol Commander
Harlan Warde
as Admiral's Aide
Harry Lauter
as Freddie
John Mitchum
as Lt. Black
James Dobson
as Lt. McCabe
Michael Devery
as Lt. Hoagland
Ralph Cook
as Lt. Kelvin
Adam York
as Lt. Simmons
Gail Davis
as Virginia Blithe
Gordon Gebert
as Tommy Kirby
Dick Wessel
as Mess sergeant
Milburn Stone
as Ground control officer
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Critic Reviews for Flying Leathernecks

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (2)

Audience Reviews for Flying Leathernecks

  • Sep 26, 2007
    I'm not a huge Robert Ryan fan and this isn't my favorite of Wayne or Ray's either. Overall it's a pretty typical film of the Gung Ho military genre. The action scenes incorporate actual war footage which is pretty cool and Ray's editing is marvelous.
    Ken S Super Reviewer

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