The Dawn Patrol
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.
- Stars:Errol Flynn, Basil Rathbone, David Niven, Donald Crisp, Melville Cooper, Barry Fitzgerald, Carl Esmond, Peter Willes, Morton Lowry, Michael Brooke, James Burke, Stuart Hall, Herbert Evans, Sidney Bracey, Leo Nomis,
- Director:Edmund Goulding,
British flying aces in World War I contend with the harsh realities of war. . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
The Dawn Patrol torrent reviews
(mx) wrote: Even for those who are not wine enthusiasts, Somm works as a fascinating insight into a world invisible to all but the most erudite. Each of the four protagonists, along with the equally interesting personalities on the periphery, are brought together by their shared passion to become master sommeliers, and yet are very different persons in their respective rights. This all leads to the grand finale: the annual master sommelier exam. It's amazing how much you actually end up caring about these individuals and their results. While the pacing and shooting of the documentary is somewhat uneven, the choice of focus on the characters over the wine is the right one. A fun, delightful tour of the world of sommeliers.
(nl) wrote: "Children of the Corn 8" was a hair better than I thought it was going to be thanks to the decent acting and cast.....other than the cast the plot is just nonsensical and the budget too low to make this pointless film nothing more than another forgettable direct-to-video sequel..
(au) wrote: Flashback story told like Dustin Hoffman did in "Little Big Man," where, in this case, an old women begins telling a story about her experience during WWII, which comes alive, when an escort comes to pick her up for an award ceremony. James Caan performs much like Richard Gere in Chicago, in a surprising manner singing and dancing which is unusual for a Caan film. Bette Midler performs as she always does which seems to fit the era where the "greatest generation" amid a war, can be happy in what they do with confidence in themselves, their technology and the outcome of the war. Particularly wanted to see this film for Bette's performance of "Stuff Like That There," put on the map by Kelly Clarkson's performance on "American Idol," season one. The story goes into the dozen years after the war and the relationship between Eddie Sparks (Caan) and Dixie Leonard (Midler) and their live TV series (see "I Love Lucy," but not as funny). To keep their "USO" type tours going, they decide to go to the new war, Korea. The Korea experience is not quite what was expected and certainly nothing like their WWII experience. The harsh reality of war hits them hard with their first-hand experience of death and suffering which changes them and their relationship. Throw in a little black-listed entertainers and writers problem as a twist which impacts their career to add drama, however really not needed. We're getting older and we enter the third war, Viet Nam, and their "here we come again" tour begins and I still do not to hear the song I wanted to hear in its entirety. Viet Nam is harsh and Dixie sees the death of her son, a captain in the Army. This tour separates Eddie and Dixie beyond repair. Does she go to the ceremony knowing Eddie will be there? The film is a little corny but fits the overall theme. It's worth watching.
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(mx) wrote: This holds the potential to be one of those special war movie classics, but it trips over itself and loses focus. It is very interesting to see a historical WWII movie with no mentioning or strong presence of the United States. This offers a forgotten perspective of the war, which makes it unique. The battle scenes, landscapes, and visuals are all extremely well done. Jude Law and Ed Harris both deliver strong performances as they engage in a deadly chess match. One detail that really bothers me is how the Russians sound British, and the Germans sound American. These are good actors capable of pulling of accents for their respective nations. It would help clarify who is from what country as well as intensify the mood and add a touch of authenticity. The bigger flaw is the overemphasis of a love triangle aspect of the story. It only distracts from the rivaling snipers and steals intensity and power of the movie. Casting Rachel Weisz may be the cause of overemphasizing her character, either way it does the movie no favors. The beginning has a very broad perspective, which oddly enough is more captivating, but it loses its focus and in the details of a love story that is only moderately interesting.