Flying Leathernecks

Flying Leathernecks

John Wayne
Director: Nicholas Ray Cast: John Wayne
John Wayne
, Robert Ryan
Robert Ryan
, Don Taylor
Don Taylor
Nicholas Ray

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The Technicolor adventure epic Flying Leathernecks offers two things that film cultists can never get enough of: star John Wayne and director Nicholas Ray. Filmed at the behest of RKO chieftain Howard R. Hughes, Leathernecks is a paean to the Marine Flying Corps of World War II. Wayne plays Major Dan Kirby, a squadron commander, whose no-nonsense attitude is sharply at odds with the easygoing approach of executive officer Captain Carl Griffin (Robert Ryan). Griffin eventually learns the value of discipline at all costs, while Kirby becomes more humanized as he gets to know his pilots. Jay C. Flippen steals the show as a supply sergeant who "borrows" from other companies to keep his men happy. Though not entirely cliché-free, Flying Leathernecks is one of the more solid war films of the 1950s, and one that has remained readily available in theaters, on TV and in video stores to the present day.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/22/2007
UPC: 0053939791327
Original Release: 1951
Rating: NR
Source: Turner Home Ent
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:42:00
Sales rank: 2,412

Special Features

Theatrical trailer; Subtitles: English, Français & Español (feature film only)

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
John Wayne Maj. Dan Kirby
Robert Ryan Capt. Carl Griffin
Don Taylor Cowboy Blithe
Janis Carter Joan Kirby
Jay C. Flippen Master Sgt. Clancy
William Harrigan Lt. Cmdr. Joe Curan
James Bell Colonel
Maurice Jara Shorty Vegay
Adam Williams Lieutenant Malotke
James Dobson Pudge McCabe
Carleton Young Capt. McAllister
Brett King Lieutenant Ernie Stark
Gordon Geberl Tommy Kirby
Sam Edwards Junior
James Flavin "Mick," Shore Patrol Commander
Douglas Henderson Actor
Harry Lauter Freddie
Britt Norton Lt. Tanner
Lynn Stalmaster Lt. Castle
Harlan Warde Admiral's Aide
Michael St. Angel Lt. Jorgensen
John Mallory Lt. Black
Barry Kelley General
Dick Wessel Mess sergeant
Gail Davis Virginia Blithe
Milburn Stone Ground control officer
Keith Larsen Actor
Mack Williams Actor

Technical Credits
Nicholas Ray Director
Constantin Bakaleinikoff Musical Direction/Supervision
Albert S. D'Agostino Art Director
Kenneth Gamet Original Story
Edmund Grainger Producer
James Edward Grant Screenwriter
William Snyder Cinematographer
James Sullivan Art Director
Sherman Todd Editor
Roy Webb Score Composer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Flying Leathernecks
1. Credits and Dedication [1:31]
2. New Commander [4:05]
3. Plain Speaking [2:00]
4. Writing Home [2:38]
5. Over Guadalcanal [4:29]
6. Gone: Planes and a Pilot [4:46]
7. Pilot Error [3:18]
8. Bombarded in the Rain [6:08]
9. Battle Casualty [4:13]
10. Better Object Lesson [2:41]
11. New Assignments [5:03]
12. Missing Dishwasher [2:16]
13. The Dead and the Unconvinced [4:22]
14. Voices From Home [5:03]
15. Operation Shoestring [2:45]
16. Hard Landing [5:57]
17. Bellyful of Each Other [2:52]
18. Everything We've Got [2:36]
19. Heavy Losses [5:17]
20. Not Recommended [2:21]
21. Home [4:33]
22. New Squadron [4:41]
23. Close-Range Attack [5:09]
24. Scared [2:23]
25. No Escape [3:46]
26. Engaging the Enemy [3:01]
27. So Long, Coach [4:03]

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