Flying Leathernecks (1951)

Major Daniel Kirby takes command of a squadron of Marine fliers just before they are about to go into combat. While the men are well meaning, he finds them undisciplined and prone to always finding excuses to do what is easy rather than what is necessary. The root of the problem is the second in command, Capt. Carl 'Griff' Griffin. Griff is the best flier in the group but Kirby finds him a poor commander who is not prepared to the difficult decision that all commanders have to make - to put men in harm's way knowing that they may be killed.

Directing:
  • Nicholas Ray

Writing:
  • Kenneth Gamet
  • James Edward Grant
  • Beirne Lay Jr.

Stars:
Release Date: 1951-08-28
themoviedb icon 5.9/10
  • Country: US
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 102

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Carleton Young
Carleton Youn...
Col. Riley
John Wayne
John Wayne
Maj. Daniel Xavier Kirby
Robert Ryan
Robert Ryan
Capt. Carl 'Griff' Griffin
Don Taylor
Don Taylor
Lt. Vern 'Cowboy' Blithe
Janis Carter
Janis Carter
Joan Kirby
William Harrigan
William Harri...
Dr. Lt.Cdr. Joe Curran
James Bell
James Bell
Colonel
Barry Kelley
Barry Kelley
Brigadier General
Maurice Jara
Maurice Jara
Shorty Vegay
Adam Williams
Adam Williams
Lt. Bert Malotke
Michael St. Angel
Michael St. A...
Capt. Harold Jorgensen, Ops. Officer
Gordon Gebert
Gordon Gebert
Tommy Kirby
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