Flying Leathernecks

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  • NR
It's World War II and a no-nonsense WWII squadron leader, Major Dan Kirby (John Wayne) is hard on his marines and his unforgiving style clashes with that of his fellow officer, Captain Carl Griffin (Robert Ryan). But will Kirby prove that there is a... read more
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It's World War II and a no-nonsense WWII squadron leader, Major Dan Kirby (John Wayne) is hard on his marines and his unforgiving style clashes with that of his fellow officer, Captain Carl Griffin (Robert Ryan). But will Kirby prove that there is a method to his madness after all? Directed by Oscar-nominee Nicholas Ray (Rebel Without a Cause), Flying Leathernecks features outstanding performances and outstanding aerial combat footage.

Original Release

08/28/1951

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Cast

Janis Carter Joan Kirby
John Wayne Maj. Daniel Xavier Kirby
Robert Ryan Capt. Carl 'Griff' Griffin
Don Taylor Lt. Vern 'Cowboy' Blithe
Jay C. Flippen MSgt. Clancy, Line Chief
William Harrigan Dr. Lt.Cdr. Joe Curran
James Bell Colonel
Barry Kelley Brigadier General
Maurice Jara Shorty Vegay
Adam Williams Lt. Bert Malotke
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Nicholas Ray

Writers

James Edward Grant, Kenneth Gamet, Beirne Lay Jr.

Cast

Janis Carter Joan Kirby
John Wayne Maj. Daniel Xavier Kirby
Robert Ryan Capt. Carl 'Griff' Griffin
Don Taylor Lt. Vern 'Cowboy' Blithe
Jay C. Flippen MSgt. Clancy, Line Chief
William Harrigan Dr. Lt.Cdr. Joe Curran
James Bell Colonel
Barry Kelley Brigadier General
Maurice Jara Shorty Vegay
Adam Williams Lt. Bert Malotke
James Dobson Lt. Pudge McCabe
Carleton Young Col. Riley
Michael St. Angel Capt. Harold Jorgensen, Ops. Officer (as Steve Flagg)
Brett King 1st Lt. Ernie Stark
Gordon Gebert Tommy Kirby

Producers

Editors

Sherman Todd

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