Flight Lieutenant (film)

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The Flight Lieutenant
Flight Lieutenant FilmPoster.jpeg
Directed by Sidney Salkow
Produced by B. P. Schulberg
Written by Michael Blankfort
Richard Carroll
Betty Hopkins
Starring Pat O'Brien
Glenn Ford
Lloyd Bridges
Music by Werner R. Heymann
Cinematography Franz Planer
Edited by Charles Nelson
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release dates
  • June 29, 1942 (1942-06-29)
Running time
80 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Flight Lieutenant is a 1942 film starring Pat O'Brien as Sam Doyle, a disgraced commercial pilot who works to regain the respect of his son (Glenn Ford) against the backdrop of World War II. Its advertising slogan was "roaring with thrills, throbbing with romance" with the love interest provided by Evelyn Keyes as Susie Thompson.

It was directed by Sidney Salkow, a Harvard Law School grad who had himself served in the Pacific and been shot down. A review in the New York Times considered that the film was a "dreary father-and-son tale" with much mawkish sentimentality.[1]


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