Sky Commando (1953)

Genres - Drama, War  |   Sub-Genres - War Drama  |   Release Date - Aug 21, 1953 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 69 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Dan Duryea essays a rare sympathetic role in the Columbia programmer Sky Commandos. At first glance, however, Duryea seems to be the villain. Cast as a martinet air force officer, he drives his men mercilessly, earning the enmity of practically everyone under his command. But through a series of flashbacks, the audience learns that the officer is actually a sensitive, honorable man, who goes through hell whenever one of his "boys" is killed. In one of her last major film roles, Frances Gifford plays a savvy female war correspondent -- while in one of his first roles, Touch Connors (later known as Mike Connors) portrays Duryea's hotheaded co-pilot.

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airplane, barnstorming, crash, war, air-disaster, investigation, Air-Force