Flying Tigers Overview:

Flying Tigers (1942) was a Action - Drama Film directed by David Miller and produced by Edmund Grainger.

Academy Awards 1942 --- Ceremony Number 15 (source: AMPAS)

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Best Music - ScoringVictor YoungNominated
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Flying Tigers (1942)

By Beatrice on Sep 11, 2014 From Flickers in Time

Flying Tigers Directed by David Miller Written by Kenneth Garnet and Barry Trivers 1942/USA Republic Pictures First viewing/Amazon Instant Video This not a bad movie but come prepared for a representative collection of tropes from every other flight combat movie out there, with some from Only Ange... Read full article


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Jim Gordon: I hope you two had a good time, 'cause Hap paid the check.


Jim Gordon: [referring to the flight of replacement pilots] Any word on that flight yet?
Rangoon hotel clerk: Yes sir, it was attacked and fired on by Japanese aircraft. She's coming in on one wing and a prayer.


[after the first sortie]
Jim Gordon: A little rough in spots, Dale, but I think after you've learned a few things about... Dale?
[finds him dead]
Jim Gordon: ... Mike! Take care of Dale, would you? Thanks.


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Howard Lydecker and Theodore Lydecker, Republic Pictures' special effects wizards, shot all outdoor effects shots around Santa Fe, New Mexico, in order to take advantage of the impressive cloud formations.
Theodore Lydecker claimed that no actual aircraft were used in this movie, with the effects being created by Republic Pictures' 15-man special effects department, headed by he and his brother Howard Lydecker.
Some clips of the dogfights and Japanese ack-ack guns were from confiscated Japanese newsreels.
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