Dir. Howard Hawks. 1943, 124 mins. 35mm. With John Garfield, Harry Carey, John Ridgely, Gig Young. The crew of an Air Force bomber arrives in Pearl Harbor in the aftermath of the Japanese attack and is sent on to Manila to help with the defense of the Philippines in this quintessential World War II film. Made in the aftermath of the Pearl Harbor attack, Air Force was one of the first of the patriotic films of World War II, and is thus considered an important historical document.
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