Air Force
Air Force (1943)

On December 6, 1941, a squadron of nine B-17 bombers takes off for Hickam Field, HI. The crew of the Mary Ann, including two new men, assistant radio man Private Chester (Ray Montgomery) and gunner Sergeant Joe Winocki (John Garfield),… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: March 20, 1943
DVD Release Date: June 5, 2007
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Bosley Crowther
New York Times

Although it draws about the longest and most pliant bow that has ever been drawn in the line of fanciful war films and goes completely overboard in the last reel, it is still a continuously fascinating, frequently thrilling and occasionally exalting show.

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Emanuel Levy

The versatile Howard Hawks combines personal experience and knowing skills in directing this enjoyable WWII propaganda movie, which was nominated for four Oscars, winning one for editing.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

For a propaganda film, this one is superior.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

Howard Hawks finds a perfect vehicle for his study of the male group. William Faulkner polished the dialogue, but as a silent it would still be tremendously exciting and evocative.

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Steve Crum

Gritty, emotional actioner made at height of WWII. Strong cast.

Derek Smith
Cinematic Reflections

It isn't one of the director's most impressive outputs, but when a solid genre entry such as this is one of your "lesser" films, it says a lot about the quality of your work.

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Christopher Lloyd
Sarasota Herald-Tribune

A cheery bit of war propaganda that feels cringeworthy today, in which American soldiers seem extraordinarily giddy about the prospect of near-certain death, coupled with some terrible special-effects miniatures.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

All of director Howard Hawks' skills are on display in this exciting, crackerjack WWII film.

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