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Flying Leathernecks(1951)

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  • Flying Leathernecks

    • John Kirkby
    • 10/12/11

    Great opening and closing title sequences with the rousing USMC anthem makes this a great WW2 movie to watch. Howard Hughes wanted this movie made in color since there was lots of color footage taken during the war in the Pacific which was available to use including from gun cameras. This movie was made and released when the new conflict in Korea was just underway and was turning out to be a more serious than anyone wanted so soon after WW2. The Marines and their planes would be needed in Korea so this movie probably helped on the home-front in a few ways as well.

  • Flying Leathernecks (1951)

    • Jay Higgins
    • 8/25/09

    Fine war drama, but not extraordinary in any way. John Wayne gives his usual adequate performance. Robert Ryan does well. Pretty routine stuff and it is predictable. Good production values.

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