The Dawn Patrol (Flight Commander)
The Dawn Patrol (Flight Commander) (1930)

In this film, set during WWI, a British Royal Flying Corp squadron commander is compelled by the higher-ups to send his boys out in dangerous, rickety aircrafts. He is tormented by the responsibility, but he does his duty as prescribed and… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: August 20, 1930
DVD Release Date: January 29, 2013
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Richard Brody
New Yorker

Young recruits are sent airborne toward certain death, but Hawks locates a strange joy in their grim fate.

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Donald J. Levit
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

Howard Hawks's compact economy and avoidance of stylistic razzle-dazzle allowed for concentration on storytelling, to great effect.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Retains a certain power because of its great aerial footage.

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Fernando F. Croce

A thoroughgoing blueprint for Hawksian valor

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