Forced Landing

A dictator sends his rival in romance, an American pilot, on a suicide mission.
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 6 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released: February 26, 2013
  • Originally Released: 1941
  • Label: Alpha Video
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)

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Crack pilot Dan Kendall arrives in tropical Mosaque which he finds under the iron grip of dictator Colonel Golas. He ends up in deep trouble with the Colonel when he romances beautiful Johanna Van Deuren, who is betrothed to the despot. Golas responds by sending him on a dangerous mission during which he intends to ambush Kendall from behind and rid himself of his rival once and for all.

Forced Landing boasts a strong cast headed by Richard Arlen and gorgeous 22 year-old Eva Gabor in her first film, with strong support from J. Carrol Naish and Evelyn Brent. Handsome Danish actor Nils Asther played leading man to Greta Garbo, Pola Negri, and Joan Crawford, but is probably best-remembered for his role in The Bitter Tea Of General Yen (1933).

Forced Landing's star, Richard Arlen, was a real-life pilot serving as a flight instructor in World War II. Arlen is best known for his role in the 1927 Academy Award winner, Wings, but also appeared in Hollywood classics including The Four Feathers (1929) and Island Of Lost Souls (1933). He was honored for his five-decade career with a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame.

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In this war drama, a commercial pilot joins the air corps of a South Pacific island, and there he finds that he must contend with a dictator. He also falls quietly in love with the leader's girlfriend. Unfortunately, the evil leader is the head of the air corps, and to get rid of the young man who threatens his relationship, he send the hero on a suicide mission. The two rivals end up in a dogfight. Fortunately, the hero wins the fight and gets the girl.


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Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 4,054
  • UPC: 089218692290
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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