Flying Leathernecks

  • 1951
  • Movie
  • NR
  • War

This overlong but action-filled WW II film offers John Wayne in a familiar role as Maj. Dan Kirby, the martinet commander of a fighter squadron on Guadalcanal in 1942, a man whose rigid discipline gets the job done but alienates the pilots flying under his orders. Capt. Carl Griffin (Robert Ryan), his easygoing, poetry-reciting second-in-command, thinks...read more

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Flying Leathernecks - Official Trailer
01:49 — Wayne plays a brutal World War II Marine commander who leads his squad to victory in Guadalcanal. Directed by gutsy stylist Ray, this war tale is made (more…)
Flying Leathernecks - Trailer
02:58 — Wayne plays a brutal World War II Marine commander who leads his squad to victory in Guadalcanal. Directed by gutsy stylist Ray, this war tale is made (more…)

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  • Rating: NR
  • Review: This overlong but action-filled WW II film offers John Wayne in a familiar role as Maj. Dan Kirby, the martinet commander of a fighter squadron on Guadalcanal in 1942, a man whose rigid discipline gets the job done but alienates the pilots flying under his… (more)

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