Dawn Patrol, The
Errol Flynn and David Niven take to the skies in this thrilling aerial action yarn as World War I British flyboys who, whether quaffing down beers or gunning down their German foes, unite in devil-may-car gallantry and in disdain for their commander (Basil Rathbone). But war's realities will soon tarnish their bonhomie and change their disdain to understanding. They will also become commanders, each dawn to send young poorly trained recruits in patched-up aircraft to certain death. Its superior pacing, performances and style, combined with amazing dogfights above a haunting indictment of war's futility below, make The Dawn Patrol a soaring classic of guts and glory.