See the bombing of Tokyo before your very eyes
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- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 39 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: June 24, 2011
- Originally Released: 1943
- Label: Warner Archive Collection (MOD)
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Randolph Scott, Pat O'Brien & Robert Ryan|
|Performer:||Walter Reed & Barton MacLane|
|Featured:||Anne Shirley & Eddie Albert|
|Directed by||Richard Wallace|
|Edited by||Robert Wise|
|Written by||John Twist|
|Composition by||Roy Webb|
|Story by||Martin Rackin|
|Produced by||Robert Fellows|
|Director of Photography:||Nicholas Musuraca|
Rating: C+ -- This entertaining but dated wartime propaganda film from RKO could just as easily serve as a recruitment poster. Full Review
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Description by OLDIES.com:
After Pearl Harbor, America prepared to fight for its life. In mere weeks, millions of civilians from farmers to bellhops were turned into battle-ready gunners, commandos, Seabees, pilots and bombardiers. A cast of man's men, including Pat O'Brien, Randolph Scott and Robert Ryan, headline this prime example of World War II filmmaking that works on many levels: as a flag waver, an action picture and most memorably, a taut procedural (featuring actual training camp filming) that follows would-be bombardiers through the perils, camaraderie and conflict of training. Equipment fails, controls jam, men plunge to their deaths...and the bombardiers soar on to face explosive, soul-testing action in the Pacific.
A group of men learn to be bomber pilots in this well-paced World War II flick. Bombardiers was nominated for a Best Special Effects Academy Award. Don't bother with the colorized version.
- The Turner videocassette is part of the "RKO Collection."
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