The Dawn Patrol

1930, Movie, NR, 105 mins

The original, but for once, not the best. Director Howard Hawks's first foray into sound cinema shows his typically interesting and exciting visuals, but there is little evidence of his future skill with dialogue in the stilted and overly talky screenplay penned by Totheroh, Miller, and Hawks himself.

The action takes place during WWI, and Richard Barthelmess and Douglas Fairbanks are hot-dog aces of the British air corps who consistently disobey orders to settle disputes of "honor" with the Germans. After German fliers taunt the pair regarding their flying prowess, Barthelmess and Fairbanks jump into their planes and ruthlessly attack a helpless German air squ...

Released: 1930 Rated: NR Length: 105 mins

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