The Dawn Patrol 1938
In 1915 France, Major Brand commands the 39th Squadron of the Royal Flying Corps. The young airmen go up in bullet-riddled “crates” and the casualty rate is appalling, but Brand can’t make the “brass hats” at headquarters see reason. Insubordinate air ace Captain Courtney is another thorn in Brand’s side…but finds the smile wiped from his face when he rises to command the squadron himself. Everyone keeps a stiff upper lip.
Director: Edmund Goulding, Frank Heath, Oren Haglund
Actors: Barry Fitzgerald, Basil Rathbone, Carl Esmond, David Niven, Donald Crisp, Errol Flynn, Melville Cooper, Michael Brooke, Morton Lowry, Peter Willes