Lost Squadron
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Unable to find steady work after WWI, three former flying aces -- Gibson (Richard Dix), Woody (Robert Armstrong) and Red (Joel McCrea) -- hire themselves out as stunt flyers for the movies. They find themselves employed by tyrannical director Von Furst (Erich Von Stroheim, playing what amounts to a self-caricature), who has no qualms about sending men to their deaths for the sake of "realism." Developing an esprit de corps with their fellow stunt pilots, our heroes regularly converge at the local watering hole to honor the latest casualties, wiping their names from a blackboard just… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It is not without authority, even though the dramatics are a bit strained."
‑ , Variety
"Bizarre but absorbing."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"It is an excellent melodrama, ably directed, with a background familiar to producers -- for it is chiefly concerned with stunt flying before the cameras in Hollywood and a film director is the evil genius."
‑ Mordaunt Hall, New York Times
"Penned in a delightfully nasty cynical way by Herman Mankiewicz."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"With a cynically acidic script by Herman J Mankiewicz, among others, this early talkie is one of the most enjoyably scabrous examples of Hollywood on Hollywood."
‑ Geoff Andrew, Time Out
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