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Lafayette Escadrille

Released Feb 28, 1958 1h 33m War List
Reviews 25% Audience Score 50+ Ratings
An American (Tab Hunter) loves a Paris streetwalker (Etchika Choureau) while flying for France in World War I. Read More Read Less

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Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews Falls flat even if a war film close to the director's heart. Rated: C Oct 18, 2019 Full Review Clyde Gilmour Maclean's Magazine The Americans who flew for France in the 1914-18 war are poorly memorialized in this trashy Hollywood drama. Oct 14, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

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Audience Member Tab Hunter is excellent in this low-budget, poorly devised plot concerning the French aviation corps in World War I. Worth seeing for Tab Hunter and the supporting actors around him -- all of whom became famous. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/16/23 Full Review Audience Member William Wellman's Lafayette Escadrille is a his swan-song for Jack Warner and WARNER BROS Pictures. It starred Tab Hunter as probably the third movie he made as 'contract-player' for WARNER BROS, who Wellman cast after Hunter had made "Track of the Cat" (1955). It was based on Wellman's own experiences as an American, who volunteered to go to FRANCE, to fight as a 'pilot' in the 'first' World War I.The biplanes used in the training sequences are really remarkable in their simple construction; followed by more sophisticated planes for the fight sequences. They make you feel for the American boys flying those planes at that time. Hunter's fellow cast members are interesting to see as they all emerged as successful actors in the following years. (see if you can recognize them! in the back-grounds.) (Cool aviation themed film). Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/23/23 Full Review s r A weak plot distracted from an interesting historical narrative. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review ashley h Lafayette Escadrille is a disappointing film. It is about an American youth and a flying ace that flies for France in World War I. Tab Hunter and Clint Eastwood horrible performances. The screenplay is badly written. William A. Wellman did a terrible job directing this movie. I was not impressed with this motion picture. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member A Tab Hunter vehicle that doesn't really offer much entertainment, just a prolonged love affair against the backdrop of getting to grips with the first use of plane warfare. Clint Eastwood fans might find this one interesting though if you want to see hm playing a bit-part instead of a leading role. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Audience Member Terrible. Can you spot a young Clint Eastwood? Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 01/19/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis An American (Tab Hunter) loves a Paris streetwalker (Etchika Choureau) while flying for France in World War I.
William A. Wellman
William A. Wellman
William A. Wellman, Albert Sidney Fleischman
Production Co
Warner Bros.
Original Language
Release Date (Theaters)
Feb 28, 1958, Limited
Release Date (Streaming)
Jan 6, 2017
1h 33m
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