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Dawn patrol (Motion picture : 1938)

In 1915 France, Major Brand commands the 39th Squadron of the Royal Flying Corps. The young airmen go up in bullet-riddled crates and the casualty rate is appalling, but Brand can't make the officers at headquarters see reason.

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  • "Roustabout British flyboys come face-to-face with the harsh realities of war."
  • "In 1915 France, Major Brand commands the 39th Squadron of the Royal Flying Corps. The young airmen go up in bullet-riddled crates and the casualty rate is appalling, but Brand can't make the officers at headquarters see reason."@en
  • "Errol Flynn plays a World War I ace British fighter pilot with the grim task of holding the deadly German planes back behind enemy lines. Co-starring David Niven, Basil Rathbone, and Donald Crisp."@en
  • "Tormented over his sending eager young recruits to their deaths, Major Brand is heavily criticized by his ace pilots, Dick Courtney and Douglas Scott. But when the major is promoted and Courtney assumes command, he finds himself in the same situation as his predecessor when he dispatches Scott's inexperienced brother on an ill-fated mission, a sacrifice of war for which he must soon make amends. This film is the "talkie" debut for director Howard Hawks."@en
  • "Remake of the silent motion picture of the same title which was produced in 1930. Using much of the same original aerial footage in an action story of British flyers in World War I where fresh-faced, poorly trained recruits fly patched-up aircraft to certain death."@en
  • ""Major Brand, the commanding officer of a squadron of the British Royal Flying Corps stationed in France, has been called a butcher by his top officer, Captain Courtney, because of his hardened attitude toward sending inexperienced young flyers to their death. Courtney and his best friend, Lieutenant Scott, have their own way of coping with the constant death of new recruits; they drink a toast to the dead, sing a song, and then go back to devising diverting, thrill-seeking pranks. When German ace flyer von Richter taunts the men from his plane, Courtney and Scott seize the opportunity to steal two planes and bomb the enemy camp. Brand is furious at their insubordination, but when the news arrives that they have destroyed the German camp, their devil-may-care attitude is forgiven. Unexpectedly, Brand is promoted and Courtney is appointed squadron commander, but he proves unable to manage the responsibility of his new position and begins to drink heavily. His guilt is compounded when Scott's younger brother Donnie arrives with a new group of inexperienced replacements. Courtney puts duty before personal loyalty and sends Donnie to his death. Scott holds Courtney personally responsible and, having lost his will to live, volunteers for a suicide mission behind enemy lines. This time, Courtney puts friendship first and flies the mission himself. Not only does he hit his target, but he brings down the villainous von Richter before he dies. Scott, now first in command, is left with the burden of sending boys to certain death"--AFI catalog, 1931-1940."@en
  • "Two fighter pilots in France in 1915 face the grim realities of war, and learn a great deal about friendship, heroism and patriotism in the process."@en
  • "Errol Flynn is a World War I British fighter pilot who must hold German planes behind enemy lines. He handles the pressure of the war by drinking at every opportunity."@en
  • "Errol Flynn and David Niven star as roustabout French Cop fighter pilots who come face-to-face with the harsh realities of war. Basil Rathbone is outstanding as the Squadron Commander."@en

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