Flying Tigers

Synopsis: Jim Gordon commands a unit of the famed Flying Tigers, the American Volunteer Group which fought the Japanese in China before America's entry into World War II. Gordon must send his outnumbered band of fighter pilots out against overwhelming odds while juggling the disparate personalities and problems of his fellow flyers. In particular, he must handle the difficulties created by a reckless hot-shot pilot named Woody Jason, who not only wants to fight a one-man war but to waltz off with Gordon's girlfriend.
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
Director(s): David Miller
Production: Republic
Rotten Tomatoes:
102 min

attention, flight "a"!

Flight "a"!

Japanese aircraft sighted

over kunsing area.

Aggie blue from aggie blue one.

Go ahead.

- Blue two okay, skipper.

- Blue three, check.

Blue four

receiving you r5-s5, sir.

- Blue five, okay.

- Blue six, okay.

Eighteen attack bombers, three

points to your right. About 15,000.

What do you know, only three to

one. That won't even wake me up.

- Gordon to dale, over.

- Go ahead, sir.

Listen, dale,

this is your first time up.

Don't try to win this war

all by yourself.

- Stick close. Tail them in formation.

- Yes, sir.

What time

is it?

27. Those boozers are overdue.

All safe and accounted for? Of course.

Of course.

Look, captain jim!

Looky! Wham, wham!


Better get a new oxygen tank.

She only registers 500.


You got something on your mind? Me?

Nothing but japs.


You're not pulling out of

your dives fast enough. Oh?

I'll watch it.

It only takes one.

I know, jim.

Hate to look around one day and find out

you're the little man who wasn't there.

You and reardon better go up this

afternoon and simulate a diving attack.

Mustn't get rusty.

Okay, jim.

A little rough in spots, dale, but I

think when you iron a few things out-



Bill, take care of dale.


Yes, sir? Did that box of

instruments come up from rangoon?

Yes, sir.

Fix the panel in dale's ship.

This belonged

to dale too.

come in.

Quite a collection.

He should have stayed

in college where he came from,

But he begged for a chance.

Begged for it like some kid

asking to go to the circus,

And I gave it to him.

What happened?

He didn't watch his tail.

And outnumbered, as usual.

He did bring

his ship back.

Yeah... He did.

But tomorrow

or the next day,

There will be

somebody else in it...

With three of them

on his tail.

Or six or ten-


How's miller? Just a flesh

wound in the shoulder.

I'll give him back

to you in a week.

How are you?

You can have me

back anytime.

Why don't you go home?

You need a nurse.

Suppose you

cut yourself shaving?

When did you sleep last?

Monday. It was

a very good day for it.

Well, try thursdays. They're

good days too. Excuse me.


Get me the weather on m5,

and check on those oil drums.

Find out what's holding them up.

As if I didn't already know.

Think hap could run this show

for a couple of days? Yes. Why?

I've got to run down to rangoon. The

colonel promised me some replacements.

I'm gonna need them now that dale

- when will you be back?

Oh, I don't know.

Might keep right on going

till I get to san francisco.

Nice town,

san francisco.


There's a place

on fisherman's wharf-

They serve oysters

you have to cut with a knife.

Ever try simpsons

in london?

Roast beef

you can cut with a fork.

No floor show though.

No floor show.

Take me with you.

No, brooke, we can't

do anything like that.

I know. I couldn't

leave anyway.

There's a new batch of evacuee

children coming this afternoon.


to see me, jim?

Yeah, I want you to take care

of the store while I'm away.

Got to go to rangoon.


Larry, have the station wagon brought

around and put my things in it.

Got to catch a plane

for rangoon.

Did that gasoline shipment

arrive yet?

I wish somebody would figure out

a ship that would fly on rice.

Want to check

the scoreboard?

Mccurdy will fly number two

while you're in charge.

Make sure that second-string

pitcher does some work on his guns.



I thought you and jim-

Didn't I tell you to credit

my ship only to dale?

Look, jim, I got nobody back in the states.

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