Cinema: New Picture, Oct. 12, 1942

Flying Tigers (Republic) is an overlong but unpretentious, genuine tribute to those U.S. volunteer airmen who, against some of the toughest odds in the history of aerial warfare, fought the Japs in the air above China before Pearl Harbor.

The story, part pulp dramatics, part pure action, is that hardy perennial about the squadron commander (John Wayne); his friend, the nurse (Anna Lee); the rookie who gets killed (William Shirley); the oldtimer who gets grounded (Paul Kelly); the drunk who is given Another Chance (Edmund MacDonald); the show-off individualist (John Carroll) who learns,...

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