Flying Leathernecks (1951)
Front Cover Actor
John Wayne Maj. Dan Kirby
Robert Ryan Capt. Carl Griffin
Don Taylor Cowboy Blithe
Janis Carter Joan Kirby
Jay C. Flippen Master Sgt. Clancy
William Harrigan Lt. Cmdr. Joe Curan
James Bell Colonel
Maurice Jara Shorty Vegay
Adam Williams Lieutenant Malotke
James Dobson Pudge McCabe
Barry Kelley Brigadier General
Movie Details
Genre Drama; War; Action
Director Nicholas Ray
Producer Edmund Grainger
Writer Kenneth Gamet; James Edward Grant
Studio Turner Home Ent
Language English
Audience Rating NR
Running Time 1 hr 42 mins
Country USA
Color Color
The Technicolor adventure epic Flying Leathernecks offers two things that film cultists can never get enough of: star John Wayne and director Nicholas Ray . Filmed at the behest of RKO chieftain Howard R. Hughes , Leathernecks is a paean to the Marine Flying Corps of World War II. Wayne plays Major Dan Kirby, a squadron commander, whose no-nonsense attitude is sharply at odds with the easygoing approach of executive officer Captain Carl Griffin ( Robert Ryan ). Griffin eventually learns the value of discipline at all costs, while Kirby becomes more humanized as he gets to know his pilots. Jay C. Flippen steals the show as a supply sergeant who "borrows" from other companies to keep his men happy. Though not entirely cliché-free, Flying Leathernecks is one of the more solid war films of the 1950s, and one that has remained readily available in theaters, on TV and in video stores to the present day. — Hal Erickson
Personal Details
My Rating
Seen It No
Index 1288
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 5/16/04
Purchase Price $15.00
Store Best Buy
Owner JC
Links IMDB
Amazon US
User Lookup 1 2 Copies
Folder 011
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio 1.33:1
UPC 053939677621
Release Date 5/4/04
Subtitles English; French; Spanish
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned