Flying Tigers
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The Flying Tigers were a group of American volunteer aviators, flying against the Japanese on behalf of General Claire Chennault and Chinese leader Chiang Kai-Shek in the months just prior to World War II. John Wayne is the most responsible of the bunch, and John Carroll the least. It's bad enough that Carroll tries to beat Wayne's time with pretty Red Cross nurse Anna Lee; but when Carroll's negligence results in the death of veteran-flyer Paul Kelly, the man becomes a pariah to the rest of the pilots. Unable to serve in World War II due to health reasons, John Wayne spent the… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 63%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"As a war film, it's weak, but thematically, it is significant for introducing the two-generational conflicts that defined most of John Wayne's features, war, adventures, and Westerns."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"The film's best scenes are reserved for the 1930s style airplane dog-fights."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Jingoistic, flag waving John Wayne action, circa 1942."
‑ Steve Crum,
"Great, hokey action and romance set in WW2 China"
‑ Robin Clifford, Reeling Reviews
"While the plot is a clunky and the message heavyhanded, the acting is generally good."
‑ Robert Roten, Laramie Movie Scope
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