Not Rated | | Drama, War
A hard-as-nails general takes over a bomber unit suffering from low morale and whips them into fighting shape.
The only film of 1949 to be Oscar nominated for Best Picture, and not Best Director.
Rights, Gately? You've got a right to explain to General Pritchard cowardice, desertion of your post, a yellow streak a mile wide! And maybe he can explain it to your father so that they'll both be proud of you! You can tell him right now.
On the ball bearing bombing mission the camera shows a close up of the exterior of the cockpits of Picadilly Lilly, Reluctant Dragon and Fluffy Fuzzy. All shots show each plane's nose art above the navigator's windows to identify the different planes and crews. Actual nose art was painted below the navigator's windows.
Opening credits prologue: LONDON 1949