Flight Command 1940

Synopsis:

A rookie flyer, Ens. Alan Drake, joins the famous Hellcats Squadron right out of flight school in Pensacola. He doesn't make a great first impression when he is forced to ditch his airplane and parachute to safety when he arrives at the base but is unable to land due to heavy fog. On his first day on the job, his poor shooting skills results in the Hellcats losing an air combat competition. His fellow pilots accept him anyways but they think he's crossed the line when they erroneously conclude that while their CO Billy Gray is away, Drake has an affair with his wife Lorna. Drake is now an outcast and is prepared to resign from the Navy but his extreme heroism in saving Billy Gray's life turns things around.

Directed by: Frank Borzage
Runtime: 116 minutes
Tagline: T-H-R-I-L-L AMERICA! Here come The Flying "HELL CATS"!
Cast:
Robert Taylor
Robert Taylor
Ens. Alan Drake 
Ruth Hussey
Ruth Hussey
Lorna Gray 
Walter Pidgeon
Walter Pidgeon
Squadron Commander Billy Gary 
Paul Kelly
Paul Kelly
Lieut. Cmdr. 'Dusty' Rhodes 
Shepperd Strudwick
Shepperd Strudwick
Lieut. Jerry Banning 
Red Skelton
Red Skelton
Lieut. 'Mugger' Martin