Starring: John Garfield, John Ridgely, Gig Young, Harry Carey, George Tobias, Arthur Kennedy, James Brown
The Flying Fortress Mary-Ann and its crew leave San Francisco for Honolulu on the day before Japans sneak attack on Pearl Harbor…and fly right into World War II. Howard Hawks guides one of Hollywoods greatest battle epics, a flag-waving, Oscar-winning film of courage, camaraderie and combat as the Mary-Ann hopscotches from Hawaii to Wake Island to the Philippines to the Coral Sea to Australia. A gifted ensemble cast – including John Garfield and Harry Carey – plays ordinary Americans called upon to do the extraordinary. As if the film itself wasnt a reminder of wars costs, true life underscored that reality. The B-17 seen in many of the scenes would later be lost in action with its crew over the Pacific. 1943 – BW – 124 Minutes.