Flying Leathernecks (1951) was a Drama - War Film directed by Nicholas Ray and produced by Edmund Grainger.
On Blu-ray: John Wayne and Robert Ryan Butt Heads in Flying Leathernecks (1951)By KC on Nov 4, 2020 From Classic Movies
Flying Leathernecks (1951) is an unusual entry in World War II cinema. While it leans into the familiar camaraderie and hijinks of many war films from the era, it offers a few visceral glimpses at the violent realities of war. This is most likely due to the influence of director Nicholas Ray, who wa... Read full article
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The film's dedication states: "Dedicated to the United States Marine Corps, and especially to Marine aviation. Appreciation is gratefully acknowledged for their participation and assistance which made this picture possible."
There was some controversy over the casting, since both John Wayne and Robert Ryan were clearly much older than real pilots during World War II.
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