Our supreme scrounger theme continues with Flying Leathernecks (1951). Jay C. Flippen, who I’ve always enjoyed, is our scrounger here. He steals the show. We also have all of these other people lol
“Major Kirby leads The Wildcats squadron into the historic WWII battle of Guadalcanal.” Let’s get to it!
Interesting background information on the film here http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0043547/trivia?ref_=tt_ql_2
Pew pew pew!
Okay, so, close air support and lots of great period footage as the trivia mentions.
“Guadalcanal,” however looks surprisingly like southern California lol
Haha, enter Flippen!
There’s too much flag waving and not enough Flippen. This film falls into the, “Fighting another war,” genre, made during the Korean War but depicts World War II. Some of them are political films or social commentaries, flag waving, statement/message films, etc. It’s not my favorite style of war movie and I wish Jay C. Flippen had a larger role. Oh well.
Let’s watch something wild! The Chilean Navy UFO video is up next. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5IsxvOcUCR0 Wow, now that is wild. I wonder what that was….