Flying Tigers 1942 Mp4 BurtonW
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Flying Tigers 1942 Mp4 BurtonW
Author: classicsoncall from United States, 7 August 2005
The "Flying Tigers" gets off the ground early as Commander Jim Gordon (John Wayne) leads his blue group fighters into exciting aerial battle against the Japanese. The film takes a look at an American band of mercenary fliers defending China just prior to our entry into World War II. For historical perspective, there's a scene right after Gordon chastises hot shot flier Woody Jason (John Carroll) for missing a night time reconnaissance flight; on Gordon's desk is a calendar with the date - Sunday December 7, 1941. President Truman's declaration of war is listened to intently by the squadron on the radio, and soon after the Tigers get orders to take out a railroad supply line.
In between aerial dog fights, Gordon has his hands full managing the aforementioned loose cannon Jason, an old friend who thinks the war was made just for him. He sees each Japanese opponent as another five hundred dollar bounty, and is too impressed with himself to follow orders, even when it leads to disastrous results. The set up though allows Jason to lead the movie to it's predictable ending, in which he redeems himself by ramming a damaged transport plane into a Japanese rail car loaded with military supplies. This right after giving parachuted buddy Gordon the old Geronimo out the plane's door before disobeying orders one last time.
John Wayne's romantic interest in the movie is suitably portrayed by Anna Lee, her character a nurse at the air base tending to Chinese children and wounded fliers when necessary. Other supporting players of note include Paul Kelly as Commander Gordon's Number #2 man Hap Smith, and Gordon Jones as Alabama, who has a fondness for saying "I'm getting that old feeling" whenever hot shot Jason makes an appearance. Jones looks a bit out of place in the film, perhaps I've seen him too many times playing the foil to Abbott and Costello in any number of their own movies and TV shows.
Both as a war film and a John Wayne vehicle, "Flying Tigers" is generally adequate, taking some liberties from a historical viewpoint to be considered entirely accurate. For fans of the "Duke", it's the type of action adventure in which he excels, combining elements of courage and heroism on which his fame as an entertainer rests.
Frame Width..... 400
Frame Height.... 304
Data Rate.... 367kbps
Frame Rate.... 23F/S
Bit Rate.... 159kbps
2 Channel Stereo
Audio Sample Rate.... 48 KHz
Bits Per Sample 16 Bit/Sample
- Chinese bomber about to crash.JPG (25.3 KB)
- John Wayne & Anna Lee.JPG (26.9 KB)
- Listening to the news on the radio.JPG (25.8 KB)
- Ready for takeoff.JPG (25.6 KB)
- The Flying Tigers.JPG (19.9 KB)
- John Wayne - Flying Tigers (War 1942) John Wayne, John Carroll & Anna Lee.mp4 (387.0 MB)
- Sample.mp4 (3.8 MB)