Dive Bomber Overview:

Dive Bomber (1941) was a Drama - War Film directed by Michael Curtiz and produced by Hal B. Wallis and Robert Lord.

Academy Awards 1941 --- Ceremony Number 14 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best CinematographyBert GlennonNominated
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"Dive Bomber," Starring Errol Flynn and ... Jack Benny?

By David on Dec 23, 2013 From The Man on the Flying Trapeze

The 1941 film "Dive Bomber" was released a month or so before the attack on Pearl Harbor. America wasn't yet formally involved in World War II, and it would be a few more months before Jack Warner started strutting around the Warner lot in the Army officer's dress uniform he'd had custom tailored in... Read full article


Dive Bomber(1941).

By Dawn on Aug 15, 2011 From Noir and Chick Flicks

Dive Bomber(1941). Directed by Michael Curtiz. It is known for both its beautiful photography of pre-World War II United States Navy aircraft and as a historical document of the US in 1941, including the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise, one of the best known World War II US warships. The film was t... Read full article


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The first feature film to contain sequences photographed on 35mm color negative film, in this case Technicolor Monopack used for the aerial sequences. Previous color features used black and white negative film photographed behind color filters. Technicolor Monopack could be used in a standard 35mm camera instead of the bulky 3-strip Technicolor cameras.
All stills and publicity shots had to be approved by the Naval Intelligence Bureau.
The carrier U.S.S. Enterprise was used in the film while docked in San Diego. The Enterprise would go on and become one of the most famous ships in history for her battles she took part in during World War II.
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