Skip to comments.Looking for old World War II movie
Posted on 05/27/2020 1:17:33 PM PDT by Zionist Conspirator
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Not to mention the one in which the four or five brothers died on the same ship when it was sunk in the Pacific. The McCarthy Brothers (or something).
Here’s the real “or something”.
“The five Sullivan brothers were World War II sailors who, serving together on the light cruiser USS Juneau, were all killed in action on its sinking around November 13, 1942..” see wiki or google
Learned this while in the third grade collecting USA postage stamps...their faces were featured on the commerative issue.
The five Sullivan brothers on the USS Juneau. Guadalcanal.
That was good too.
I know it's not China (which I watched), nor do I think it was China Sky, in which Mr. Ahn plays a doctor, not a teacher. And I've seen Thirty Seconds over Tokyo and really don't think such a scene is included.
Anyway, thank you all for the suggestions. It's going to just have to remain a mystery, at least for now.
China did have another scene I was looking for, however.
Been there, done that. If it’s listed, I’m unable to find it.
Thanks so much. I should have done my research. Of course it was the Sullivan brothers. May they Rest In Peace.
Thank you. Facts matter. I want to blame my mistake on something......... but it was all me, shooting from the hip.
“Been there, done that. If its listed, Im unable to find it.”
Could it be another Asian actor and not Ahn? Like Pat Morita, Keye Luke, Mako or Soon-Tek Oh?
Theoretically it could be; but Philip Ahn had a very distinctive presence.
I think that was a movie called The Cuomo Memorial Nursing Home.
Wayne stars as squadron leader of the American Volunteer Group of Flying Tigers, who fought for China's freedom from the Japanese before the bombing of Pearl Harbor.
Genre: Feature Film-Action/Adventure
Release Date: 26-MAR-2002
Media Type: DVD
John Wayne plays the tough commander of Flying Tigers, the famous fighter squadron that fought to save China from the Japanese. Wayne finds he is fighting a war on two fronts: he's taking on the enemy with only a handful of inexperienced men and patched-up planes while keeping a cocky new pilot from stealing his girl. The story has little in common with real history, and lots of classic post-Pearl Harbor propaganda fills the script. Regardless, the movie is all Wayne's, and Wayne fans will enjoy seeing the prototype for what would become the Duke's trademark portrayal of the military fighting man.
Although the pressure of making life-and-death decisions in wartime may be more maturely explored in Twelve O'Clock High , Flying Tigers still has enough characterization and action to keep the viewer's attention (not to mention special effects by the pioneering Howard Lydecker). --Mark Savary
Sorry, that's George Montgomery.
The film is also known as A Yank In China, Burma Road and Over The Burma Road.
That only works in Rock Ridge, or you work for Mel Brooks.
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