Task Force

"Told in flashback, Task Force stars Gary Cooper in a wide-ranging performance taking him from brash young aviator to command of an aircraft carrier."
Task Force
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Format:  DVD-R
item number:  FF5J

DVD-R Details

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 56 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Released: June 2, 2009
  • Originally Released: 1949
  • Label: Warner Archive Collection (MOD)

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Entertainment Reviews:


User Ratings: 131
If you like "epic" stories, this will cost you 85 cents. Full Review
California Eagle
Oct 30, 2019
Rating: B- -- Though not one of Gary Cooper's or director Daves' best pictures, this is a passably engaging chronicle of theAmerican aircraft carriers from the 1920s to WWII. Full Review
Apr 1, 2012
Rating: C+ -- The film flies by at a fast pace, as it offers a sweeping history lesson of Naval aviation. Full Review
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
May 18, 2007

Description by OLDIES.com:

To trace the history of naval aviation and the development of the aircraft carrier, writer/director Delmer Daves expertly weaves drama with documentary. The resulting film superbly captures both the human story and the real, harrowing experience of war. Told in flashback, Task Force stars Gary Cooper in a wide-ranging performance taking him from brash young aviator to command of an aircraft carrier. Also on deck are Walter Brennan as a veteran navy sea dog and Jane Wyatt as Cooper's valiant, uncomplaining wife. The movie's other star attraction is actual World War II combat footage putting you in the middle of the chaos of a carrier deck strewn with flaming wrecks or the nail-biting tension of a ship's radar room. In all cases, the effect is gut-wrenching, the images unforgettable.

Product Description:

TASK FORCE far surpasses most action war films in that it focuses on the invention of the air craft carrier and its use in World War II. Gary Cooper stars as Jonathan L. Scott, the patriotic naval tactician. Having studied the science of aerial combat firsthand in World War I, Cooper devises the necessity of jumbo-sized carriers. The government deems the carriers absurd, however, until the Japanese bomb Pearl Harbor. Promoted to Admiral, Scott is given the go ahead to commandeer the U.S.S. Langley on an all scale assault of Japan. A sweeping tale of the history of Naval aviation and the development of the aircraft carrier. The film weaves the human drama of Scott's up-and-down Naval career with actual combat footage. TASK FORCE is a realistic and informative film. Director Daves gets an extra-charismatic performance from Gary Cooper. Furthermore Daves lays the sequences together with such mastery, that the seamless TASK FORCE zips by from beginning to end within the blink of an eye. Now that's how a history lesson should be.


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  • Sales Rank: 6,814
  • UPC: 883316167878
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