The Dawn Patrol
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The Dawn Patrol
This 1938 remake of Howard Hawks' 1930 film The Dawn Patrol is faithful to the original's basic plotline. The story is set during World War I; the scene is the French headquarters of the British Royal Flying Corps, 59th division. The corps is suffering heavy losses, a fact that ace pilot Courtney (Errol Flynn) ascribes to the supposed ruthlessness of squadron commander Brand (Basil Rathbone). What the audience knows that Courtney doesn't is that Brand is distraught at losing his men, but is forced by his own superiors to push the pilots beyond their limits. After being accused day… More

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"...camaraderie and dogfights and bombing runs and stiff upper lips."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"Competent remake of the 1930 Howard Hawks film of the same title."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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