Air Force (1943) was a Black-and-white - War Film directed by Howard Hawks and produced by Hal B. Wallis and Jack L. Warner.
Academy Awards 1943 --- Ceremony Number 16 (source: AMPAS)
|Best Cinematography||James Wong Howe, Elmer Dyer, Charles Marshall||Nominated|
|Best Film Editing||George Amy||Won|
|Best Writing||Dudley Nichols||Nominated|
Air Force (1943): Howard Hawks Takes on WWIIBy 4 Star Film Fan on Nov 4, 2020 From 4 Star Films
At times, Air Force functions like a staged documentary. It feels both instructive and informed by Howard Hawks’ own passion for aviation. It has the simple task of making sure the folks at home can empathize with their boys up in the air. In fact, it falls short of being a mere instructional ... Read full article
Air Force (1943)By Beatrice on Oct 11, 2014 From Flickers in Time
Air Force Directed by Howard Hawks Written by Dudley Nichols 1943/USA Warner Bros. First viewing/Amazon Instant Video Air Force?is a solid piece of wartime propaganda, this time in the air. An air crew comprised of the usual assortment of Hollywood types has been assigned to deliver a new bomber,... Read full article
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The only members of "Maryann" killed during the film were both kissed good-bye at the beginning of the movie: John Ridgely ("The Pilot") by his wife and Ray Montgomery ("Assistant Radio Operator) by his mother. Also, these are the only crew members to have someone "see them off" at the beginning of their mission.
Aerial scenes were filmed in Texas and Florida because airplanes appearing to be Japanese were not allowed on the west coast due to a fear of Japanese invasion.
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