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Title:
Flying leathernecks
Author:
Grainger, Edmund, 1906-1981.
Publication Information:
Burbank, CA : Distributed by Warner Home Video, [2004]
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (102 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
It's World War II. Major Dan Kirby (John Wayne) is hard on his marines. His subordinate Captain Carl Griffin thinks the Major is overdoing it, but Kirby proves that there is a method to his madness after all.
General Note:
Title from container.

Originally released as a motion picture in 1951.
Language:
English

French

Spanish
Reading Level:
MPAA rating: Not rated.
ISBN:
9780780647428
UPC:
053939677621
Format :
DVD

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The Technicolor adventure epic Flying Leathernecks offers two things that film cultists can never get enough of: star John Wayne and director Nicholas Ray. Filmed at the behest of RKO chieftain Howard R. Hughes, Leathernecks is a paean to the Marine Flying Corps of World War II. Wayne plays Major Dan Kirby, a squadron commander, whose no-nonsense attitude is sharply at odds with the easygoing approach of executive officer Captain Carl Griffin (Robert Ryan). Griffin eventually learns the value of discipline at all costs, while Kirby becomes more humanized as he gets to know his pilots. Jay C. Flippen steals the show as a supply sergeant who "borrows" from other companies to keep his men happy. Though not entirely cliché-free, Flying Leathernecks is one of the more solid war films of the 1950s, and one that has remained readily available in theaters, on TV and in video stores to the present day. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi