Air Force

print ad for Air Force (1943)

Air Force

original publicity still for Air Force (1943), perhaps the best contemporaneous film set during World War II.  Howard Hawks’ competition for the title includes John Ford’s They Were Expendable (1945).

Air Force

Air Force premiered Feb 3, 1943,  It won an Oscar for the editing, and was Howard Hawks’ 27th film.  Hawks was again working at Warner Brothers, his favorite and most frequent studio.

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Harry Carey and John Garfield in an original publicity still for Air Force (1943)

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Harry Carey and John Garfield in an original publicity still for Air Force (1943)

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original lobby card for Air Force (1943)

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foreign lobby card for Air Force (1943)

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original lobby card for Air Force (1943)

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minimalist poster during wartime for Air Force (1943)

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Air Force (1943) laserdisc

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original publicity still for Air Force (1943) with Gig Young on the far right

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foreign flyer for Air Force (1943)

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The back of this publicity still reads

THE GAY BROTHER  —  Gig Young was the newcomer who caused many a palpitation in many a feminine heart when he played his first important role in “The Gay Sisters.”  Now he’s got studio executives doing nip-ups over his work in Warner Bros.’ “Air Force,” and between nips and ups they’re scrambling around to find another story for the promising young player.  In the new film Gig plays the co-pilot of a Boeing B-17E Flying Fortress in a factual drama of the air war over the Pacific.

From Warner Bros. Studio

Burbank, California.

Air Force

print ad for Air Force (1943)

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Gig Young as an unnamed co-pilot in a publicity still for Air Force (1943)