Flying Tigers (1942)

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Due to combat losses, Flying Tiger commander Jim Gordon (John Wayne) needs new pilots, and rounds up a few in Rangoon, including the undisciplined Woody Jason (John Carroll) and Alabama Smith (Gordon Jones). Woody alienates his fellow fliers and Jim's lieutenant Hap Smith (Paul Kelly) with his selfish attitude. He also cozies up to the squadron's nurse (and Jim's girlfriend) Brooke Elliott (Anna Lee).

Not wanting to miss out on a bonus for shooting down an enemy plane, Woody swipes a P-40 with no ammo, and cracks it up. But Jim gives him another chance. Jim also extends a second chance to disgraced flyer Blackie Bales (Edmund MacDonald), pleasing Blackie's worried wife Verna (Mae Clarke).

Other flyers perish and Woody slowly learns what it means to fight with the team instead of for himself. But he's still blamed for the death of one of his fellow airmen. After the Pearl Harbor attack, Jim is ordered to knock out a large bridge and loads a plane with nitro glycerin for what will probably be a suicide mission. But by now Woody is determined to prove that he has the right stuff.

The actors in Flying Tigers are just fine, with John Wayne charismatic and reassuring as a noble warrior with a good heart. John Carroll is okay as the showboat pilot, while Paul Kelly as Wayne's quiet best buddy. Among the flyers is Tom Neal, (Detour). Among the bits, it's nice to see Charles Lane as a good guy instead of an old crab.


John Wayne as Jim Gordon
John Carroll as Woody Jason
Anna Lee as Brooke Elliott
Paul Kelly as Hap Davis
Gordon Jones as Alabama Smith
Mae Clarke as Verna Bales
Edmund MacDonald as Blackie Bales
Addison Richards as Col. Lindsay
Tom Neal as Reardon
Chester Gan as Mike
Jimmie Dodd as MacIntosh
Gregg Barton as Tex Norton
Dave Willock as Jim's Aide
Richard Loo as Doctor Tsing
Willie Fung as Jim 'Gin' Sling - Waiter
Anne Jeffreys as Nurse
Charles Lane as Repkin
Nestor Paiva as Missionary

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