Flying Leathernecks Overview:

Flying Leathernecks (1951) was a Drama - War Film directed by Nicholas Ray and produced by Edmund Grainger.

BlogHub Articles:

No article for Flying Leathernecks at this time. Submit yours here.

Quotes from

No Quote for this film.

Facts about

This is a Howard Hughes production as the opening credits declare. It is well known that Hughes himself was an aviation aficionado who also produced Hell's Angels, Sky Devils and Jet Pilot (1957), the latter of which also starred John Wayne.
Robert Ryan was cast by director Nicholas Ray because he had been a boxer in college and believed that he was the only actor that could play opposite John Wayne and "kick Wayne's ass."
Marines got the nickname of "Leathernecks" from the fact that early uniforms had a collar made of leather which was intended to protect the throat from knife wounds.
read more facts about Flying Leathernecks...
Share this page:
Visit the Classic Movie Hub Blog CMH
Also directed by Nicholas Ray




More about Nicholas Ray >>
Also produced by Edmund Grainger




More about Edmund Grainger >>
Also released in 1951




See All 1951 films >>
More "World War II" films



See All "World War II" films >>
More "Aviation" films



See All "Aviation" films >>