Flight Command

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Flight Command
Flight Command FilmPoster.jpeg
Film poster
Directed by Frank Borzage
Produced by J. Walter Ruben
Frank Borzage (uncredited)
Written by Harvey S. Haislip (story and screenplay)
John Sutherland (story)
Wells Root (screenplay)
Starring Robert Taylor
Ruth Hussey
Walter Pidgeon
Music by Franz Waxman
Cinematography Harold Rosson
Edited by Robert Kern
Distributed by Frank Borzage Production
Release date(s)
  • December 27, 1940 (1940-12-27)
Running time 115 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $837,000[1]
Box office $2,292,000[1]

Flight Command is a 1940 American film about a cocky U.S. Navy pilot who has problems with his new squadron (flying Grumman F3F biplanes) and falls for the wife of his commander. It stars Robert Taylor, Ruth Hussey, and Walter Pidgeon.

The film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Special Effects (A. Arnold Gillespie, Douglas Shearer).[2]


Box Office[edit]

According to MGM records the film earned $1,445,000 in the US and Canada and $847,000 elsewhere resulting in a profit of $707,000.[1]


  1. ^ a b c The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study .
  2. ^ "The 14th Academy Awards (1942) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Retrieved 2013-06-21. 

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