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God Is My Co-Pilot (1945)

Approved | | Action, Adventure, Biography | 7 April 1945 (USA)
During WW2, American volunteer pilots are stationed in China where, as part of the Flying Tigers unit, they dog-fight against Japanese warplanes.

Director:

Robert Florey

Writers:

Robert Lee Scott Jr. (book) (as Col. Robert Lee Scott Jr.), Peter Milne (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Dennis Morgan ... Col. Robert Lee Scott
Dane Clark ... Johnny Petach
Raymond Massey ... Maj. Gen. Claire L. Chennault
Alan Hale ... Big Mike Harrigan
Andrea King ... Catherine Scott
John Ridgely ... David 'Tex' Hill
Stanley Ridges ... Col. Merian 'Steve' Cooper
Craig Stevens ... Ed Rector
Warren Douglas ... Bob Neale
Mark Stevens ... Sgt. Baldridge (as Stephen Richards)
Charles Smith ... Pvt. Motley
Minor Watson ... Col. Caleb V. Haynes
Richard Loo ... Tokyo Joe
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Addison Richards ... (scenes deleted)
Donald Woods ... (scenes deleted)
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Storyline

Robert L. Scott has dreamed his whole life of being a fighter pilot, but when war comes he finds himself flying transport planes over The Hump into China. In China, he persuades General Chennault to let him fly with the famed Flying Tigers, the heroic band of airmen who'd been fighting the Japanese long before Pearl Harbor. Scott gets his chance to fight, ultimately engaging in combat with the deadly Japanese pilot known as Tokyo Joe. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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The story of the men who flew by faith and fury !


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Approved | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Japanese

Release Date:

7 April 1945 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Mão Que nos Guia See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,970,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$3,373,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,408,000
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

With as many as 60 aircraft committed to the production, the film was the most ambitious of its kind in wartime. See more »

Goofs

The P-40s taking off for the raid at the end of the film have empty racks where the external fuel tanks should be attached. Such a long-range mission would require auxiliary tanks. See more »

Quotes

Big Mike Harrigan: [Last lines] They who had scorned the thought of any strength except their own to lean on learned at length, how fear can sabotage the bravest heart. And human weakness, answering to the prod of terror, calls: "Help us, O God." Then silence lets the silent voice be heard, bringing its message like a spoken word, "Believe. Believe in me. Cast out your fear. Oh, I am not up there beyond the sky, but here, right here in your heart. I am the strength you seek. Believe."... And they believed.
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Referenced in Cheers: Fear Is My Co-Pilot (1986) See more »

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9 July 2003 | by Ron-181See all my reviews

The story is loosely based on Robert L. Scott's autobiography. The picture made towards the end of World War II is a fairly typical war time film. The story does give some accurate details on the Flying Tigers and there total dominance over the numerically superior Japanese forces. Colonel Scott was a legitimate ace during the war and his story is worth watching. I rated this a 7.


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