A Yank in the R.A.F.

Synopsis: Tyrone Power is a pilots' pilot, but he doesn't believe in anything beyond his own abilities. He gets into trouble by flying a new fighter directly to Canada instead of to New York and letting it be towed across as the law demands, but is offered a new job ferrying bombers to war torn England. While on a layover he finds Betty Grable, an old flame, has joined the RAF as a WREN in her attempt to fight for democracy. Power joins up to impress her and in the course of his several missions begins to develope an understanding of what they are fighting for.
Director(s): Henry King
Production: Twentieth Century Fox
 
IMDB:
6.5
NOT RATED
Year:
1941
98 min
25 Views


(narrator) In the early days

of the present war,

a neutrality act prohibited

American manufacturers

from delivering planes

to belligerents on foreign soil.

Sympathetic to Great Britain and her allies,

but legal to the last,

their pilots were ordered to fly the ships

as close as possible to the Canadian border.

Democratic ingenuity

and a stout rope did the rest.

(plane approaching overhead)

Where's he going?

That's another Harvard trainer, isn't it?

Yes.

- Hi. Baker's my name. Tim Baker.

- I'm Flight Lieutenant Redmond.

I was told to deliver

this ship here. Here she is.

- You were told to deliver it here?

- This is Trenton?

Yes. Trenton, Canada.

- Canada?

- Yes.

Well, what do you know about that?

I was looking for Trenton, New Jersey.

My compass must have gone haywire.

You got a cigarette?

How could I have ever mistaken

Canada for New Jersey?

- You'd better come along to the CO.

- OK with me.

Mr Baker, have you ever heard

of the Neutrality Act?

- Yes, sir. The newspapers are full of it.

- Then why did you deliberately violate it?

What difference does it make whether you

tow it across or whether I fly it across?

You get the same aeroplane.

Who does anybody think they're fooling?

We won't argue the point, Mr Baker.

Nor will we be a party to any action

likely to embarrass a friendly government.

I'm afraid you will not be permitted

to ferry any more aircraft. Good day.

OK. OK, if you want to keep the war in

low gear, there's nothing I can do about it.

Just a moment, Mr Baker.

If you know of any capable pilots,

you might mention that we're in need of men

to ferry bombers across to England.

- Pays rather well, you know.

- Just what do you call "rather well"?

A thousand dollars a flight and all expenses.

A thou...

Of course, we wouldn't want our aircraft

delivered by way of Berlin,

since they are to be employed

in that vicinity eventually anyhow.

A thousand bucks a flight

will keep me on my course.

Shall I drop a memo

to the flight superintendent?

Drop it by telephone.

I like to take ajob while I'm enthusiastic.

- Not a bad idea, Baker.

- Thank you, sir.

Oh, by the way, England's to the east, isn't it?

(both laugh)

Well, we're off.

We're on our way.

(thunderclap)

If I could fly back to Canada instead of

taking a boat, I could make a trip a week.

You better concentrate on this first time.

There's no beam out here.

That's four trips a month. 52 trips a year.

Taking two weeks out for vacation,

that's 50,000 bucks.

- What was that?

- 50,000 bucks.

Boy, what a war.

I've tried all the frequency bands.

I can't even get a whisper out of this set.

Why don't you try BBC?

When I was flying the mails in America,

I used to always ride in on Kate Smith.

Boy, there's a beam for you.

This was London in the early days of the war,

a city of homes and churches

and shops and pubs,

of roast beef and old school ties,

and Big Ben and the fog.

The very heart and core of England.

Extra special, sir. Standard, Sporting Times.

Paper. Morning leader, Daily Mail.

Paper? Thank you, sir.

Paper, sir?

- Wake up, sir. Wake up, sir, we're at the hotel.

- Go away, go away.

You really got to get out, sir.

It's against orders to loiter here.

(newspaper seller) Paper!

- Oh, I'm dead.

- Paper!

- Morning leader, Daily Mail.

- Any more baggage, sir?

Paper, sir?

I'm gonna sleep till that boat pulls out.

Paper, sir?

Daily Mail morning leader.

Paper, sir? Paper?

- What's up?

- Uh...

On second thought,

I can sleep on the boat home.

- Yes, but...

- I think I've found the beam again.

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Darrell Ware

Darrell Ware (1906-1944) was an American screenwriter and film producer. Ware and Karl Tunberg were nominees for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay at the 14th Academy Awards for their film Tall, Dark, and Handsome.Ware wrote and contributed to the writing of several films starring Shirley Temple while he was under contract to 20th Century Fox. Ware joined Paramount Studios in 1942, where he wrote for film stars including Bing Crosby, Alan Ladd, and Paulette Goddard. more…

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