On December 6, 1941, the crew of the Mary-Ann (including Arthur Kennedy, George Tobias, John Garfield) heads from California to Hawaii in a routine training flight. On the fateful trip, they witness the attack on Pearl Harbor and are unable to help in their unarmed B-17 bomber. With the Japanese strike spurring the United States into World War II, the crew is reassigned to aid in the defense of the Philippines and endures constant attacks from enemy combatants.
Director: Howard Hawks.
Stars: John Ridgely, Gig Young, Arthur Kennedy, Charles Drake, Harry Carey, George Tobias, Ward Wood, Ray Montgomery, John Garfield, James Brown, Stanley Ridges, Willard Robertson, Moroni Olsen, Edward Brophy, Richard Lane, Bill Crago, Faye Emerson, Addison Richards, James Flavin.
1944 Academy Awards – Winner of an Oscar for Best Film Editing.
1944 Academy Awards – Nominated for an Oscar for Best Writing, Original Screenplay.
1944 Academy Awards – Nominated for an Oscar for Best Cinematography, Black-and-White.
1944 Academy Awards – Nominated for an Oscar for Best Effect, Special Effects.
Note: this colorized version was taken from a VHS, not available on DVD.
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