The Dawn Patrol (1938)

Director
Edmund Goulding

Main cast
Errol Flynn; Basil Rathbone; David Niven; Donald Crisp; Melville Cooper

Genres
Action, Drama, War

Description
In 1915 France, Major Brand commands the 39th Squadron of the Royal Flying Corps. The young airmen go up in bullet-riddled "crates" and the casualty rate is appalling, but Brand can't make the "brass hats" at headquarters see reason. Insubordinate air ace Captain Courtney is another thorn in Brand's side...but finds the smile wiped from his face when he rises to command the squadron himself. Everyone keeps a stiff upper lip.


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