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      Flight Command

      Released Dec 17, 1940 1h 53m Drama List
      Reviews 40% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings Straight out of flight school, Ensign Alan Drake (Robert Taylor) plans to arrive at his assigned San Diego naval post with a flourish -- but is forced to eject due to dense fog, hardly making a good impression. Drake's squadron, led by Cmdr. Billy Gray (Walter Pidgeon), puts up with his less than stellar contributions. But when the men think Drake is having an affair with Gray's wife, Lorna (Ruth Hussey), their tolerance ends. Drake, now an outsider once more, must prove himself to the others. Read More Read Less

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      Jose Maria Santos Cine-Mundial The director Frank Borzage, and the main actors Robert Taylor, Ruth Hussey and Walter Pidgeon deserve to be praised. [Full review in Spanish] Sep 17, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Aldo G Robert Taylor commands the movie and the aerial scenes are well shot. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 05/17/24 Full Review Russ G Given the utter lack of discipline shown here on the part of "Pensacola" while facing no consequences, you gotta wonder why the US Navy "cooperated" in the making of this formulaic melodrama. Our protagonist ignores a direct order to bail out, but isn't grounded. Then he crashes a plane into a target drone after being warned to break off his gunnery run on an earlier approach; still no grounding. Is this any way to run an armed service? Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 01/08/23 Full Review Audience Member No more than you might expect, maybe no less. Old-timey patriotic flyer squadron coming of age. Stereotypes galore, special effects from early last century. One of your last unseen military films. Go ahead and watch, it won't hurt you. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/05/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis Straight out of flight school, Ensign Alan Drake (Robert Taylor) plans to arrive at his assigned San Diego naval post with a flourish -- but is forced to eject due to dense fog, hardly making a good impression. Drake's squadron, led by Cmdr. Billy Gray (Walter Pidgeon), puts up with his less than stellar contributions. But when the men think Drake is having an affair with Gray's wife, Lorna (Ruth Hussey), their tolerance ends. Drake, now an outsider once more, must prove himself to the others.
      Director
      Frank Borzage
      Producer
      J. Walter Ruben
      Production Co
      Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Dec 17, 1940, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Nov 22, 2016
      Runtime
      1h 53m
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