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, f-rced 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.