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Dawn Patrol

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Tookey's Rating
6 /10
Average Rating
7.00 /10
Errol Flynn , Basil Rathbone , David Niven
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Directed by: Edmund Goulding
Written by: Seton I. Miller, Dan Totheroh

Released: 1938
Origin: US
Colour: BW
Length: 103


Remake of the 1930 film.

Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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And a much improved version. The script is noticeably strengthened, with sharper dialogue and more emphasis on the relationship between Errol Flynn and David Niven (the actors' real-life cameraderie may have helped, too). Sensibly, Goulding used some of Howard Hawks's excellent aerial footage. Basil Rathbone gives one of his best performances as the Major who is sending his men up to die.

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