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Flight Command (1940)

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MGM had a tendency to overglamorize the sort of rough-hewn film fare that Warner Bros. offered to its public without adornments. Such was the case of Flight Command. Instead of Warners' streetwise James Cagney, the MGM film stars pretty-boy Robert Taylor as the obligatory hotshot cadet who chafes at the authority and discipline of a naval flight squadron. While Warners might have done without a romantic subplot, MGM contrives to have Taylor fall for the wife (Ruth Hussey) of squad commander Walter Pidgeon. And whereas Warners would have told this story compactly in 90 minutes, MGM lolls around for nearly two hours before Taylor's anticipated redemption and "make good" scene. MGM newcomer Red Skelton shows up in Flight Command for comedy relief, which turns out to be neither.

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Cast

Walter Pidgeon
as Squadron Cmdr. Billy Gary
Shepperd Strudwick
as Lt. Jerry Banning
Ruth Hussey
as Lorna Gary
Paul Kelly
as Lt. Cmdr. Dusty Rhodes
Red Skelton
as Lt. `Mugger' Martin
Nat Pendleton
as C.P.O. `Spike' Knowles
Dick Purcell
as Lt. `Stitchy' Payne
William Tannen
as Lt. Freddy Townsend
Stanley Smith
as Lt. Frost
Addison Richards
as Vice-Admiral
Don Douglas
as First Duty Officer
Pat Flaherty
as Second Duty Officer
John Hamilton
as Pensacola Commander
Jack Luden
as Hell Cat
Dick Wessel
as Big Sailor
Reed Hadley
as Admiral's Aide
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The director Frank Borzage, and the main actors Robert Taylor, Ruth Hussey and Walter Pidgeon deserve to be praised. [Full review in Spanish]

September 17, 2019 | Full Review…

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