DiggerWW2 wrote:The crystal clear, razor sharp P-38 scenes are well worth waiting for!!
Yes Digger, great stuff! I wonder who flew the actual P-38 scene. I don't have
a copy of "When Hollywood Ruled The Skys" handy right now...I wonder if it's
mentioned in there. Possibly LeVier, Hoover, or the fellow LeVier replaced...
or I suppose an Air Corps pilot.
I've seen this film tons of times since I was a kid, and I'm amazed at what I've
forgotten or didn't realize what is in the background. At the start of the movie when
Joe and Yackey(Ward Bond) are waiting for Dorinda's "grand entrance" in the PT-19, in the
background in the hangar appears to be a Beech D-18. Later, after her landing she parks the
'19 in front of what appears to be a D-18 with a sliding canopy...they're both actually
Beech AT-10's..mostly wooden twin engine trainer without the twin rudders.
Just a detail for those unaware of the type...lotta great background stuff in this film
for airplane nuts!
Thanks for the heads up!